This mini follow-up episode to Episode 12 on Columbine focuses on bouncing back from trauma and thriving through resiliency and post traumatic growth.
It has been 20 years, an entire generation, since the landmark mass school shooting that changed everything. Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh attempt to bring awareness to the impact the event had on April 20, 1999 and what we have learned since then. They discuss the contagion or “Columbine Effect” of media coverage of mass shootings, murder-suicide & stress event symptomology while not glamorizing the shooting or naming the murderers. They also look at the phenomenon of “Columbiners” and today’s state of school safety.
Although a serious subject, the doctors manage to work in a lighter mood and talk about Dr. Scott’s former dancing career.
Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh psychsplain the diagnosis of Dissociation and relate it to season 1 of The Sinner and the docuseries The Keepers, while touching on several forensic psychology topics such as competency evaluations and malingering.