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Like Siskel and Ebert with a psychological twist. Shrink 2 Shrink is not a movie review show, we use the movies to discuss relationships, psychology and the inner world of our thoughts. Listen here as two relationship therapists have some fun analyzing all things relationships through the lens of popular movies. We’ll play movie clips and discuss them to educate you while having some fun talking about the scene. We’ll be covering friendships, intimacy, dating, how to fight fair, addictions, parenting, depression, emotion management, marriage, divorce, grief, joy and really, anything else about relationships we can find! A new episode launches the last day of each month. You will learn AND have a bit of fun. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins are licensed Marriage and family Therapists in California. This show is for entertainment purposes only.
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Jun 14, 2017

Are you ready for Father's Day?  Courtney and Colleen uncover many valuable relationship gems in the 1989 Steve Martin movie Parenthood.  3 generations of families struggle with topics we all encounter in our lives today.  

We also find ways to improve relationships and give a few tips about things we can use in our everyday non-movie lives.

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

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Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

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Parenthood (1989) an amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Parenthood-Special-Steve-Martin/dp/B000MRNWK6/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1497446284&sr=1-2&keywords=parenthood+dvd 

 

Apr 29, 2017

Are you ready for Mother's Day?  Courtney and Colleen find too many things to learn Mommie Dearest.  She does nothing right but we find some things that all of us do at some point (just not as bad).   What else can we learn from this scary Motherhood story?

 

We also find ways to improve relationships and give a few tips about things we can use in our everyday non-moviestar lives.

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

 

Mommy Dearest (1981) an amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Mommie-Dearest-Faye-Dunaway/dp/B0035Z719A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493565354&sr=8-1&keywords=mommie+dearest 

 

Feb 26, 2017

Colleen & Courtney tackle assassins, autism, sibling differences, social awkwardness and corporate greed! It’s all in this episode of Shrink 2 Shrink on Film – We explore the movie The Accountant – between #BenAffleck, #JohnLithgow, #JeffreyTambor, and #AnnaKendrick, there is great acting, but more importantly for us here at S2S, there are many psychological goings on that we love to discuss!

 

The Accountant Movie

https://www.amazon.com/Accountant-Blu-ray-DVD-Digital-Ultraviolet/dp/B01LBWHR7Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488128995&sr=8-2&keywords=the+accountant+movie 

 

The Accountant Original Soundtrack

https://www.amazon.com/Accountant-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B01LXMBQSL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488129055&sr=8-1&keywords=the+accountant+movie+soundtrack 

Website

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Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

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Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

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http://edspec.org/

There are three main diagnoses that make up the Autism Spectrum:

Classical Autism

Children with classical autism have little to no communication skills, show a preference for objects over people and engage in the same behaviors over and over again. High-functioning autism refers to children who have average to above average cognitive abilities (intelligence).

Asperger’s Disorder

Children with Asperger’s Disorder have average to above average cognitive abilities, have difficulty reading nonverbal cues, talk too much about a narrow range of topics, sound like “little professors”, have difficulty making and maintaining friendships, and show unusual specialized interests (e.g. bus schedules, the Titanic).

Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

Sometimes referred to Atypical Autism- Children with PDD-NOS have some characteristics of either autism or Asperger’s Disorder, but do not have enough symptoms to be meet the criteria for the either disorder.



Some facts about autism

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.
  • An estimated 50,000 teens with autism become adults – and lose school-based autism services – each year.
  • Around one third of people with autism remain nonverbal.
  • Around one third of people with autism have an intellectual disability.
  • Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism. They include gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and phobias.






https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml?utm_source=rss_readersutm_medium=rssutm_campaign=rss_full

 

Signs and Symptoms

Parents or doctors may first identify ASD behaviors in infants and toddlers. School staff may recognize these behaviors in older children. Not all people with ASD will show all of these behaviors, but most will show several. There are two main types of behaviors: “restricted / repetitive behaviors” and “social communication / interaction behaviors.”

Restrictive / repetitive behaviors may include:

  • Repeating certain behaviors or having unusual behaviors
  • Having overly focused interests, such as with moving objects or parts of objects
  • Having a lasting, intense interest in certain topics, such as numbers, details, or facts.

Social communication / interaction behaviors may include:

  • Getting upset by a slight change in a routine or being placed in a new or overly stimulating setting
  • Making little or inconsistent eye contact
  • Having a tendency to look at and listen to other people less often
  • Rarely sharing enjoyment of objects or activities by pointing or showing things to others
  • Responding in an unusual way when others show anger, distress, or affection
  • Failing to, or being slow to, respond to someone calling their name or other verbal attempts to gain attention
  • Having difficulties with the back and forth of conversations
  • Often talking at length about a favorite subject without noticing that others are not interested or without giving others a chance to respond
  • Repeating words or phrases that they hear, a behavior called echolalia
  • Using words that seem odd, out of place, or have a special meaning known only to those familiar with that person’s way of communicating
  • Having facial expressions, movements, and gestures that do not match what is being said
  • Having an unusual tone of voice that may sound sing-song or flat and robot-like
  • Having trouble understanding another person’s point of view or being unable to predict or understand other people’s actions.

People with ASD may have other difficulties, such as being very sensitive to light, noise, clothing, or temperature. They may also experience sleep problems, digestion problems, and irritability.

ASD is unique in that it is common for people with ASD to have many strengths and abilities in addition to challenges.

Strengths and abilities may include:

  • Having above-average intelligence – the CDC reports  46% of ASD children have above average intelligence
  • Being able to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time
  • Being strong visual and auditory learners
  • Excelling in math, science, music, or art.

Treatments and Therapies

Early treatment for ASD and proper care can reduce individuals’ difficulties while helping them learn new skills and make the most of their strengths. The very wide range of issues facing those “on the spectrum” means that there is no single best treatment for ASD. Working closely with a doctor or health care professional is an important part of finding the right treatment program. There are many treatment options, social services, programs, and other resources that can help.

 

Here are some tips.

  • Keep a detailed notebook. Record conversations and meetings with health care providers and teachers. This information helps when its time to make decisions.
  • Record doctors' reports and evaluations in the notebook. This information may help an individual qualify for special programs.
  • Contact the local health department, school, or autism advocacy groups to learn about their special programs.
  • Talk with a pediatrician, school official, or physician to find a local autism expert who can help develop an intervention plan and find other local resources.
  • Find an autism support group. Sharing information and experiences can help individuals with ASD and/or their caregivers learn about options, make decisions, and reduce stress.

Medication

A doctor may use medication to treat some difficulties that are common with ASD. With medication, a person with ASD may have fewer problems with:

  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention problems
  • Anxiety and depression



http://edspec.org/

 

As a parent of a child or young adult who displays evidence of one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, you will want help in understanding these. Children with ASD have challenges in three main developmental areas:

  • Delayed or deviant language development
  • Disinterest in other people and/or poor social skills
  • Rigid, repetitive, behaviors that are difficult to change



Top 5 Facts about Autism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IOthQJwKzQ




Top 10 Inspirational People With Autism and Asperger Syndrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoqnPZXLGVA

 

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

Feb 4, 2017

Movies we analyze on this Podcast Trailer:

 

Demolition, Silver Linings Playbook, As Good As It Gets, Four Christmases, The Wild and Bridesmaids

 

Episodes Links:

 

Feb 4, 2017

This is our podcast TRAILER - Full Podcast episode here >>> http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/4788933  

Listen in as two shrinks (@DrColleenMullen and @Quadfathermft) psycho-babble the movie As Good As It Gets .   In this episode we explore the themes of: obsessive thinking, what Bipolar looks like, how anxiety leads to social problems and some of Courtney & Colleen’s thoughts of how therapy is portrayed in the movies.  Listen in for this entertaining exploration of this hit movie.

 

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

 

 

Watch the Movie here:

https://www.amazon.com/As-Good-Gets-Lupe-Ontiveros/dp/0767811100/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477919300&sr=8-2&keywords=as+good+as+it+gets 

 

Feb 1, 2017

Colleen and Courtney went for funny and romantic with this episode just in time for #ValentinesDay.  The movie Bridesmaids gave us lots to talk about in between our giggles. In this ensemble cast of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jill Clayburgh, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson, we get a glance into themes of female competition for BFF status, how weddings can make you crazy (or even sad and sarcastic!), how to remove the #FourHorsemen from your relationship (you need to listen to find out what that means) and will get you well through Valentine's Day with a smile on your face! 

 

 

 

Bridesmaids Movie

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_14?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bridesmaids+movie&sprefix=bridesmaids+mo%2Caps%2C224&crid=2VGWZ4YKDMLVE 

 

Website

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Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

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Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

Oct 31, 2016

Listen in as two shrinks (@DrColleenMullen and @Quadfathermft) psycho-babble the movie As Good As It Gets .   In this episode we explore the themes of: obsessive thinking, what Bipolar looks like, how anxiety leads to social problems and some of Courtney & Colleen’s thoughts of how therapy is portrayed in the movies.  Listen in for this entertaining exploration of this hit movie.

 

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

 

 

Watch the Movie here:

https://www.amazon.com/As-Good-Gets-Lupe-Ontiveros/dp/0767811100/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477919300&sr=8-2&keywords=as+good+as+it+gets 

 

Oct 5, 2016

Listen in as two shrinks (@DrColleenMullen and @Quadfathermft) psycho-babble the movie Silver Linings Playbook.  This movie is a standout! Not only for it’s stellar cast of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, but also because of it’s wonderful portrayal of emotional distress.  In this episode we explore the themes of: family enabling, obsessive thinking, what Bipolar looks like, medication management, how misery loves company, and some of Courtney & Colleen’s pet peeves of how therapy is portrayed in the movies.  Listen in for this entertaining exploration of this hit movie.

 

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

 

Buy The Original Soundtrack Here:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_6_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=silver+linings+playbook+soundtrack&sprefix=silver+linings+playbook+%2Caps%2C212 

Watch the Movie here:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_10_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=silver+linings+playbook+movie&sprefix=silver+linings+playbook+%2Caps%2C255&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asilver+linings+playbook+movie 

 

 

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