Brandon Saxton is a graduate student working towards his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He hopes that the Jedi Counsel Podcast will serve as a means to get people thinking about mental health and the way that it can influence anyone either directly or indirectly. His favorite fictional character is Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.
Using their backgrounds in clinical psychology, they explore mental health in your favorite fictional characters through blog posts & podcast discussions!
In this Episode, you will learn:
- Katie and Brandon’s Backgrounds
- Their initial reaction to the movie looking at it from a clinical mental health background
- Moral Injury in Saving Private Ryan
- The Dog Tag scene
- Upham’s changing attitudes towards German prisoners
- The Glider Crash
- The bonds of brotherhood
- The Two Ryans
- PTSD and Captain Miller’s shaking hand
- The burden of command
- Emotional suppression
- Seeing purpose in hardship
- Differing attitudes towards service members after different wars
- Using the movie to tell the story of combat
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