November 11, 2017: 2:00 p.m. Psych Geeks Book Signing Grossmont Barnes & Noble.
Upcoming Trainings for mental health professionals:
February 17, 2018: San Diego, California
San Diego Psychological Association
4 CEs offered
SUPERHERO THERAPY PODCAST
On the Assembly of Geeks Network.
October 14, 2017: Episode 1 (Harry Potter) of Superhero Therapy with Dr. Janina Scarlet podcast is available online now. Click the link to listen. Podcast is in partnership with the Assembly of Geeks.
October 28, 2017: Episode 2 (Jessica Jones and the Killgrave Effect) of Superhero Therapy with Dr. Janina Scarlet podcast is available now on the Assembly of Geeks network.
November 11, 2017: Episode 3 (TBD) Stay Tuned!
November 2, 2017: It was such a fun time being on the Game of Thrones: Chaos is a Ladder panel at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. We simply had a blast! Jeff and Jennifer from Pod of Thrones recorded the panel for your listening pleasure. You can listen to it HERE.
October 30, 2017: So very honored to have been invited by Screen Junkies to have a candid discussion about about sexual harassment and psychology. You can view the segment HERE.
October 27, 2017: What a thrill to have been featured on the Geek Hard podcast talking about Superhero Therapy. Listen HERE. (Segment begins at 42:27)
October 27-29, 2017: Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. Was such a great con with a lot of passionate people eating to promote change, love , and compassion. Also had a chance to give the one and only Stan Lee a copy of Superhero Therapy.
October 19, 2017: So excited to announce that the first episode of the Superhero Therapy Podcast was reviewed by Roqoo Depot and was their “Pick of the Week.” Check out the review on their website Here or read below.
Superhero Therapy: The Psychology of Harry Potter is hosted by Dr. Janina Scarlet and Dustin McGinnis as they tackle the psychology elements of the Harry Potter franchise, which gets pretty interesting. They talk about the correlation between Dementors and depression, how you can use Harry Potter to help in therapy, the use of boggarts in relation to fear, the separation of the houses and the similarity to the competitiveness in colleges and private schools. If you are a Harry Potter fan, this one is a great listen. It’s informative, but it’s not dry. They do a good job of engaging the listener’s interest. Plus they’ve got good audio quality and good hosts. Excellent debut episode. I’m also marking this one as my pick of the week as it was a clear standout.
Podcast Network: Assembly of Geeks, Runtime: 25 minutes, Rating: Excellent, Pick of the Week
September 29, 2017: Honored to have been interviewed about Superhero Therapy by Chris Mahon with Outer Places. Click Here.
September 29, 20017: What a privilege it was to be invited to share my Hero’s Journey with Story Collider. You can hear audio of myself and a wonderful group of amazing women HERE.
September 15, 2017: Very honored to have been interviewed by Deanna Lites with CBS Radio Detroit. Superhero Therapy was featured on the Your Eye On Health segment and can be heard HERE .
September 14 – 18, 2017: We are so very thankful to have been a part of something as special as Hawaii Con. The people we’re so friendly, the panels were intimate and interactive, and the celebrity guests were very accessible. Everything was so beautiful and we had such and amazing time. Mahalo, Hawaii Con!
August 25, 2017: So thankful to have been interviewed for the No Ordinary Nerd podcast. Was such a fantastic interview and a great endorsement for Superhero Therapy. Listen HERE.
August 18, 2017: We’re in shock! Dr. Scarlet’s upcoming speaking engagement with Story Collider was featured in LA Magazine! This event is going to be amazing! She is so thrilled to be a part of such an important event. See article Here. Event & Tickets
August 18, 2017: Honored to have Superhero Therapy featured in Nerdy Minds Magazine. She article Here.
August 7, 2017: Dr. Scarlet was recently interviewed for the Geek Girl Authority podcast at San Diego Comic Con. Listen to this informative podcast HERE.
August 1, 2017: Thrilled to have been interviewed about Superhero Therapy by Jared on the For The Record podcast. Listen HERE.
July 30, 2017: So excited to see more coverage on the Pop Culture Hero Coalition anti-bullying panel I had the honor being a part of at San Diego Comic Con. Please check out this wonderful article on https://movietvtechgeeks.com HERE.
July 29, 2017: So proud of my son, Hunter, for joining me on his first ever panel at San Diego Comic Con in discussing the importance of gender equality. Check out the blog post from http://www.heroicgirls.com HERE.
July 23, 2017: So honored to have been interviewed by View Points Radio about Harry Potter Therapy. Listen to the interview HERE.
July 22, 2017: Very honored to be a part of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s panel against bullying, misogyny, and racism. CBS Channel 8 San Diego produced a segment on the panel which you can see HERE.
July 14, 2017: So excited to be back on the Pod of Thrones Podcast for the 100th Episode Geektacular! Listen to a group of Game of Thrones Geeks break down season 6 and speculate on season 7 HERE.
June 30, 2017: So excited to have been interviewed for the Assembly of Geeks podcast. Listen to the show HERE.
June 27, 2017: Very honored to have been a guest on the Dr. Drew Podcast and speak about Superhero Therapy and Alliant University. Listen to interview HERE.
June 10, 2017: Very grateful to have been Interviewed by Shayne Gutzmore with Psych2go.net on Superhero Therapy. See interview transcript HERE.
May 30, 2017: So honored to be listed among such an amazing group of authors. See Book Expo 2017 listing HERE
May 27, 2017: Extremely honored to have been mentioned in New Statesman’s article discussing how pop culture may help us better cope with trauma. Article can be read: HERE
May 25, 2017: Very excited to have been interviewed for the Legal Geeks Star Wars 40th Anniversary Podcasts. Please check out the 3 Podcasts they recorded for this very special anniversary. Thanks so much to Josh Gilliland and the Legal Geeks.
May 23, 2017: Very honored to have been featured in an interview by Michael Lopez for the KPCradio.com podcast. Listen Here
May 17, 2017: Honored to have been interviewed by Yannise Jean for rev21.media. Click HERE for the article.
May 16, 2017: Extremely grateful to have been featured in an article written by Daniel Dayao on angstynerd.com Click here for article.
May 15, 2017: Honored to have been part of the Pod of Thrones podcast discussing psychology of Game of Thrones. It was so much fun! Thanks Jeff and Jennifer! Listen to the podcast HERE.
May 12, 2017: Superhero Therapy is extremely honored to have been mentioned in an article from the Simi Valley Acorn on Dr. Scarlet’s upcoming (Sunday May 14th) Presentation: “From Shell Shock to PTSD: 100 Years of Military Trauma.” Article Here
May 1, 2017: Dr. Scarlet is very excited to announce that her book will be featured through Goodreads where they will be giving away 10 free advanced galley copies of Superhero Therapy. Registration for entries open on May 5th. Mark your calendars, because supplies are limited and will be gone in a FLASH.
April 26, 2017: Dr. Scarlet was very honored to have been able to present as a guest on the Silicon Valley Con “Science of Star Wars Panel.” An article on the panel’s top questions, as summarized by Chris Mahon on Outerplaces, can be seen HERE. Full video coverage of the panel is at the end of the article.
April 20, 2017: So honored to have been featured in Deona Hooper’s ARTICLE, “End Bullying: Being a Superhero in Real Life (IRL) WonderCon Panel with Brandon Routh from CW’s DC Legends of Tomorrow. Full panel video at the bottom of article.
April 12, 2017: Superhero Therapy is honored to share Superhero Faces’ video, Behind the Mask: Bending The Rules of Cosplay,” featuring views and feedback from Dr, Janina Scarlet.
April 4, 2017: Dr. Scarlet was mentioned in an article by Retroist, featuring content and commentary regarding Wonder Woman Psychology which she contributed as author on multiple chapters for.
March 11, 2017: Superhero Therapy is honored to share Superhero Faces’ video, “Could Game of Thrones be Good For Us,” featuring views and feedback from Dr. Janina Scarlet.
February 22, 2017: I’m extremely honored to have been interviewed by KGO 810 about “Superhero Therapy”
February 21, 2017: I’m thrilled to announce that I was invited to become a blogger for Psychology Today. Here is my first blog post: “How X-Men helped me recover from PTSD”
February 20, 2017: I’m very honored to have been interviewed for Birth. Movies. Death.
February 9, 2017: Very honored to have received such wonderful review of my “Superhero Therapy” book by Pop Mythology
January 24, 2017: I am still in tears: “Superhero Therapy” is #1 on Amazon in its category
January 19, 2017: I’m very honored to have been interviewed by the Man Repeller about the psychological benefits of reading “Harry Potter”
Jan 1, 2017: I am excited to be working on ‘Harry Potter Therapy’ self-help book but I need your help
Dec 22, 2016: Oh, my Gosh, Our Doctor Who Psychology book is #1 on Amazon in its category:
Dec 21, 2016: extremely honored to have been interviewed about the psychology of grief seen in “Jackie”
Dec 19, 2016: My Amazon Author account is up and active 🙂
December 14, 2016: A great review of our “Doctor Who Psychology” Book:
November 29, 2016: Oh wow! Amazon is completely sold out of our “Doctor Who Psychology book! They should be getting more copies soon.
November 17, 2016: I’m very honored to have been interviewed by the Portalist on the Psychology of Canon Fandoms
October 29, 2016: A podcast recording of a “Game of Thrones Psychology Panel I was a part of
October 25, 2016: I am very honored to have done a talk on Superhero Therapy at The Hero Roundtable
September 27, 2016: Extremely honored to have been interviewed about #SuperheroTherapy for Charaktery, a Polish Psychology magazine 🙂
August 22, 2016: Very honored to have been featured on Alliant International University website:
August 2, 2016: Very honored to have been interviewed by Psychology Today about Pokemon Go
July 25, 2016: Very honored to have been mentioned by The Odyssey
July 25, 2016: Extremely honored to have been featured on CBS 8 about the Pop Culture Heroes Coalition
July 19, 2016: I am very honored to have been interviewed by CW’s San Diego Living about Superhero Therapy
July 19, 2016: I am extremely honored to have been interviewed by PBS about Superhero Therapy
July 19, 2016: Extremely honored to have been mentioned by the International Business Times:
July 18, 2016: I am extremely honored to have been interviewed http://www.discoversd.com/news/2016/jul/17/star-trek-fandom-frontier/ about Star Trek and Psychology
July 18, 2016: I am so very honored to be presenting at the San Diego Comic Con again this year. Here are my panels:
March 22, 2016: I am extremely honored to have been invited to DC Comics Headquarters for the Wonder Women Event
March 19, 2016: Am very honored to have been on several panels at Wizard World Comic Con and got to meet our youngest fan
Also, got to go on a romantic gondola ride with my wonderful boyfriend
March 18, 2016: contributed an article on Superhero Therapy to Thero.org
March 11, 2016: Presented on Superhero Therapy at Fleet Science Museum in San Diego
February 20, 2016: presented on Hero Coalition Panel at Long Beach Comic Con
February 15, 2016: So very excited to have been interviewed by the amazing School of Psychology Podcast
February 13, 2016: served as an expert witness in a trial of the Winter Soldier at San Diego Comic Fest
February 2, 2016: Am very honored to be mentioned on the Marvel Report
January 26, 2016: Harry Potter Superhero Therapy post in Cal Poly Pomona Post
January 21, 2016: “Harry Potter and Superhero Therapy” presentation at Cal Poly Pomona
January 5, 2016: Guest on AnxieTea Podcast (episode 72)
December 22, 2015: Interviewed on The CW 6 San Diego
December 20, 2015: Guest on The Legal Geek podcast discussing Jessica Jones.
December 15, 2015: Guest on Alicia Malone’s Star Wars: The Fandom Awakens podcast
December 10, 2015: Extremely honored to have been interviewed by Jane McGonigal, the creator of SuperBetter
November 1, 2016: I am over the moon excited and honored to have been interviewed for Brett Culp’s upcoming documentary, “Look to the Sky.” Also in the documentary, NEIL GAIMAN!
October 28, 2015: Interviewed for a piece on cosplay and anxiety for New America Media
October 25, 2015: Interviewed on Halloween costumes for radio magazine Viewpoints
October 22, 2015: Guest on Legion of Leia podcast (episode 14)
October 21, 2015: The Beat reviewed one of the SDCC ‘15 and NYCC ’15 panels
October 8, 2015: Published an article on Morticia Addams at The Mary Sue
October 7, 2015: Den of Geek reviewed one of the NYCC ‘15 panels
September 17, 2015: Mentioned in Legion of Leia podcast (episode 9)
September 10, 2015: Published an article on Hermione Granger at The Mary Sue
August 30, 2015: Very honored to have been interviewed by the Legal Geeks about Psychology of Guardians of the Galaxy
August 29, 2015: Extremely honored to have been mentioned on Psycholo-Geek
August 22, 2015: Thrilled to have been able to present on the Psychology of Harry Potter at NerdCon with Alan Kistler
Signing with Alan
August 6, 2015: Signing ‘The Walking Dead Psychology Books with Alan Kistler
August 6, 2015: The Mary Sue posted by article on Batgirl
August 1, 2015: Very excited to have been interviewed by the Three Patch Podcast on Psychology of Sherlock
July 30, 2015: Extremely honored to have been a guest on Crazy Sexy Geeks, talking about the Psychology of the Hulk with Alan Kistler
July 29, 2015 Very honored to be mentioned in Houston Press
July 24, 2015: Extremely honored to have been interviewed by MTV News about Psychology behind John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’
July 22, 2015
Very honored to have been interviewed by the Del Mar Times
July 14, 2015: Very honored to have been mentioned by Movie Pilot
July 13, 2015
Extremely honored to have have interviewed the cast of Grimm and Supernatural for Collider.
Here are the posts:
July 9, 2015
Here’s my Comic-Con International presentation schedule:
Thursday July 9
5:00pm The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: The Good, The Bad, and the Deadly
Everyone can all name a favorite villain or two: the Joker, Darth Vader, Loki. But how many of your favorite bad guys are actually bad girls? Here to discuss the best and baddest of the lady villains (and their lack of representation) is a panel of women equally dangerous in their own rights: Jenna Busch (founder of Legion of Leia, co-host of Most Craved), Susan Eisenberg (Justice League, Destiny), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Husbands), Jacqueline Goehner (costume designer, cosplayer), Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, The Walking Dead Psychology), Makayla Lynn (Legendary Digital Networks),Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology), Stephanie Thorpe (The Ladies & The Gents, ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining), and Jessica Tseang (comics historian, founder of Little Geek Girls).
Thursday July 9, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
8:00pm Psychology of Cult TV Shows Episode 2
Back by popular demand, this panel of geeky experts discuss the psychology behind such cult TV shows as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Buffy, Firefly, Arrow, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, and others. Experts includeDr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; Star Wars Psychology), Jane Espenson (writer,Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly), Dr. Travis Langley (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier, Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box), Dr. Billy San Juan ( The Walking Dead Psychology; Star Wars Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who, A History; Walking Dead Psychology), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia; Star Wars Psychology), Alex Langley (Geek Handbook 2; Kill the Freshman), and moderator Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak). Participate in a live discussion of such fundamental questions as Does Korra have PTSD? What is happening to the 12th Doctor? What is the role of these TV shows in our lives?
Thursday July 9, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday July 11
11:00am The India Inkblot Test: Why Comics are good for mental health, and mental health is good for comics
As public awareness of mental health issues increases and the stigma associated with mental disorders and their treatment recedes, will mental health advocacy in comic books become more widely embraced? As with efforts to better represent women in comics have paid off in terms of new readers, can more accurate portrayals of mental disorders unlock a new demographic? Forensic psychiatrists H. Eric Bender, M.D. and Praveen R. Kambam, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) discuss why accurate mental health depictions matter and how less stigmatizing and more creative representations can benefit both patients and publishers alike. Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) will talk about her efforts to accurately represent people with mental disorders and her consultation with clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (Under the Mask,The Arkham Sessions) on the depiction of posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment in DC Comics’ Batgirl. Clinical psychologist Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (Superhero Therapy) will share moving stories of patients inspired by accurate comic book depictions of mental disorders in their recovery from mental illnesses. Forensic psychiatrist Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) will discuss his short story about a stigmatized superhero with bipolar disorder, Aura, published in RISE: Comics Against Bullying from Northwest Press. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) will moderate, contextualizing the changing landscape of mental health depictions in comics with the complicated history between comic books and mental health.
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
6:00pm The Geek Shall Inherit: A look at the evolution of geek culture
Geek culture has become mainstream, but it wasn’t always that way. Comic conventions have boomed in popularity, the cosplay community is thriving, and TCG tournaments are breaking attendance records. Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology, Magic: the Gathering judge), Jenna Busch (host/founder of Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show, Super Fantastic Nerd Hour), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) explore the evolution of our beloved culture.
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
July 9, 2015: The Mary Sue posted by article on Psychology of Jean Grey
July 5, 2015: Extremely excited to have been mentioned on MuggleNet
June 19, 2015: Extremely honored to have been able to contribute an article to the Center for Integrative Psychology on the Neuroscience of Harry Potter
(my post starts on page 3)
June 18, 2015: Moviepilot wrote an article about my work based on the MTV News interview I did
June 17, 2015: MTV News interviewed me for a Father’s Day special piece on how father-daughter relationships depicted in Disney animated films.
June 9, 2015: The Mary Sue posted my post on the Psychology of Veronica Mars
May 30, 2015: Dr. Travis Langley wrote a post about my work on Psychology Today
May 22, 2015: was honored to give a keynote speech at MISTI-CON, a Harry Potter-themed conference
May 17, 2015: The Mary Sue published my post about Juliette Silverton from Grimm
April 11, 2015: Nerdist review of one of my WonderCon panels
April 3-5: I will be presenting at WonderCon
If you are at WonderCon this weekend, here is my panel schedule:
The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly
You can all name a favorite villain or two: the Joker, Darth Vader, or Loki. But how many of your favorite bad guys are actually bad girls? Here to discuss the best and baddest of the lady villains (and their lack of representation) is a panel of women equally dangerous in their own rights: Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak), Devin Grayson (Catwoman, Black Widow), Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Jessica Merizan (Heroes of Cosplay, PizzaAndPorn), Patty Jean Robinson (Pike and Trident), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Victoria Schmidt (Scruffy Rebel), Patricia Tallman (actor, Creating Badassery for Women Over 50), and Janey Tracey (OuterPlaces.com).
Friday April 3, 2015 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Comics Arts Conference Session #8: The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead
The Walking Dead explores ways people struggle to survive and hang onto their humanity in the worst situations. Psychology professionals Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Elizabeth Ann (NerdLush), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy), Patrick O’Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Billy San Juan (Community Research Foundation), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy) use examples from the comics to discuss the psychology of trauma and triumph. They will be joined by novelist S. G. Browne (Breathers) and journalist Janey Tracey (Outer Places). Why do horrific circumstances bring out the worst in some people and the best in others? Is there hope?
Sunday April 5, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm
Psychology of Cult TV: Episode 2
Back by popular demand, this panel of geeky psychologists discusses the psychology behind such cult TV shows as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Arrow, Flash, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, and others. Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who, A History; Walking Dead Psychology), Travis Richey (Inspector Space Time), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) discuss such fundamental questions as Does Korra have PTSD? What is happening to the 12th Doctor? What is the role of these TV shows in our lives?
Sunday April 5, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
April 2, 2015: On front cover of Friday Magazine: Superhero Therapy
March 13, 2015: Remembering Terry Pratchett
February 27, 2015: Remembering Leonard Nimoy
February 19, 2015: The Mary Sue published my post on Harry Potter and depression
February 8, 2015: The Mary Sue published my post on Psychology of The Walking Dead
February 6, 2015: I am honored to have been interviewed by the Comic Issues Podcast about Psychology of The Walking Dead. Click here to listen
January 6, 2015: The Mary Sue published my post on Psychology of Korra
January 6, 2015: The Legion of Leia post on how to maintain New Year’s resolutions like a Jedi
December 30, 2014: The Mary Sue published my post on what Harry Potter teaches us about anxiety disorders. Click here to read it
December 30, 2014: Legion of Leia post: How mindfulness can alter our DNA
December 22, 2014: Legion of Leia post about how hugging can improve our health
Dec 1, 2014: invited guest speaker to talk about the treatment of PTSD and the use of Superhero Therapy with psychiatry residents and psychology postdoctoral trainees
Nov 27, 2014: The Mary Sue published my post about the psychology of Storm, from the X-Men. Click here to read it
November 8-9: Bent Con
Psychology of female characters:
Dr. Janina Scarlet, a clinical psychologist and a (mad?) scientist of Supehero Therapy will discuss the psychology of some of your favorite female characters, including Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Princess Leia (Star Wars), Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and others.
Saved by the Connnnn:
Many suffer with social anxieties, PTSD, low self-esteem and so much more, coupled with the increased rates of bulling directed towards geeks, we are at the cross section of developing even more neurotic tendencies. Comic Conventions have actually been used as a tool by therapists to help people who love geekdome move past their anxieties. Join a HONEST conversation lead by the SuperheroTherapist Janina Scarlet, PhD., and Rise UP host B. David Walters with a group comprised of a Cosplayer (Karina Perez), a YouTuber/Actor (Travis Richey), a Convention Organizer (Gisela Michelle Lagos) and others as they talk about how conventions helped them work past, or are helping them work past their anxieties, low self-esteem, PTSD etc.
Nov 5, 2014: The Compassion vs Bullying Post for The Mary Sue. Click here to read it
October 31 – November 2: Here is my Comikaze Schedule:
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00pm, Room 303AB
STORIES CAN BE HEALING
Find out how TV shows might help us cope with painful experiences and geek out in discussing such fundamental questions as: With all the regenerations, what is the Doctor’s true identity? What makes Sherlock a better detective than London’s finest? What does psychology tell us about the demons that live inside us?
Participants: Janina Scarlet, Travis Langley, Billy San-Juan, Alan Kistler
Moderator: Jenna Busch
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00pm, Room 301B
THE NERDY WAY: BETTER LIVING THROUGH COMICS, COLLECTIONS, AND COSPLAY
Geek psychology experts look at the positive side of fandom, the psychologically healthy aspects of nerdiness in all its flavors.
Participants: Victoria Schmidt, Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Elizabeth Ann (NerdLush), Abby Dark Star (Social & Community Manager RPF, Historian), Matt Munson (The Project Work Bench), Keith Zen (Ronin Geek)
October 14: Presentation for Rady’s Hospital Psychiatric Interns regarding how to implement Superhero Therapy
October 11: I gave a talk at San Diego Psychological Association on Superhero Therapy
October 4, 2014: Gave a talk on Psychology of Science Fiction and how it can be used in coping with PTSD at Un-Con, Piqua Ohio
September 6, 2014: I wrote a post for Legion of Leia of Psychology of Bullying
August 22, 2014 I was interviewed by the Huffington Post Live TV about how psychologists can practice self-compassion when working with patients with depression
August 20, 2014 The Power of Stories
August 11, 2014 Remembering Robin Williams
August 3, 2014: Click here to hear the SuperFantastic Nerd Hour Podcast that discusses our panel, along with several others
August 3, 2014: Click here to read the article I wrote for Bleeding Cool
August 1, 2014 Click here to read Psychology Today post that talks about my video and my work
August 1, 2014 What is Superhero Therapy?
August 1, 2014 Click here to hear the audio from our San Diego Comic Con panel, Psychology of Cult TV Shows:
August 1, 2014: Click here to read the NerdLush article reviewing our panel from Comic Con, along with a few other panels
July 28, 2014 Overcoming post-comic con depression, celebrities and psychologists weigh in
July 26, 2014: Our San Diego Comic Con Panel on Psychology of TV Shows was reviewed by Entertainment Monthly. Click here to check it out
Panels at San Diego Comic Con:
A panel of therapists and scientists (mad or otherwise), including Dr. Janina Scarlet (The Superhero Manual), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Dr. Ali Mattu (Nerd Hour), and Billy San Juan (Alliant International University) discuss the psychology behind TV shows, such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Grimm, and Buffy. Find out how TV shows might help us cope with painful experiences and geek out in discussing such fundamental questions as: With all the regenerations, what is the Doctor’s true identity? What makes Sherlock a better detective than London’s finest? What does psychology tell us about the demons that live inside us? With these questions and more, this panel is a must for loyal fans of these shows.
Education’s all-things-nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. This year’s after-school-special edition features understanding dyslexia with Max Brooks (The Harlem Hellfighters, World War Z), classroom gamification with Janina Scarlet (Alliant International University), elementary and special education with David Ross (Toronto District School Board), and English with Eric Bailey (Henderson State University). Moderating is Patrick Murphy (Fremont High, Weber State University). Topics include curriculum development strategies, national standards, and increasing student engagement. This is a great networking opportunity for professional educators and nerds alike.
June 16, 2014 My work was discussed in the Telegraph: How Comics can Channel Your Inner Superhero
July 19, 2014
I gave a talk on Psychology of Harry Potter at the annual Hogwarts Academia Conference at Vroman’s, in Pasadena, California
May 14, 2014
Here’s an article I wrote for Psychology Today on Superhero Therapy. Click here to read it
May 12, 2014
Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) and I were interviewed by Huffington Post Live TV. Click below to watch it
April 27, 2014 Here is the video from the WonderCon Panel that I was on along with my amazing team:
Superhero Therapy is quickly gaining more attention. I was invited to speak to USD students next month and then will be speaking with doctoral and postdoctoral students at Pasadena College about using geek culture in psychotherapy
April 25, 2014 Our panel was reviewed on The Mary Sue
Our panel on Psychology of TV Shows will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014 @WonderCon
1:00pm in room 210A
Shadow Quill, along with other geeky therapists/scientists (Travis Langley, Josue Cardona, and Elizabeth Ann) will be appearing at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA. Their panel, Psychology of Cult TV Shows, will discuss how TV shows can help us overcome painful experiences.
In my paper for the Journal of Psychology Learning and Teaching, I explored how using games, such as Potions (from Harry Potter), Jeopardy, Quiz Bowl, Brainopoly, and others made it easier for students to learn complicated material in the psychopharmacology course that I taught. If you’d like to learn more about game-based learning, click here to read the abstract for my paper.