In Session with “Wednesday”

Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran are putting Netflix’s, Wednesday on the couch this week. 
Join Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran as they dive into Wednesday’s therapy session with Dr. Kinbott. What teenager is not mandated to attend therapy after throwing piranha’s into a pool? Wednesday is a unique friend, student, and therapy patient. In addition to chatting about the spooky crimes Wednesday tries to solve, the doctors also play a new Diagnosis Bingo! They introduce a new diagnosis- Oppositional Defiant Disorder. 
Finally, the doctors also discuss the family therapy session. No potpourri included. In particular, they review Morticia and Wednesday’s relationship. It appears that as Wednesday’s psychic abilities strengthen so does her relationship with her mother. 
We can see your future and you’re listening to this session. *snap snap*

Glossary of Terms

Court-ordered/mandated therapy – when treatment for an individual is mandated by the court, often as an alternative to incarceration

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) –  a mental health diagnosis characterized by a pattern of angry/irritable mood, defiance, and/or vindictiveness

Parent training – a type of therapeutic intervention focused on reducing challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, defiance) and improving the parent-child relationship

Avoidant attachment style – attachment style in children characterized by being dismissive or detached in the parent-child relationship


Drs. Sam and Fran discuss what court-ordered or mandated therapy look like in the real world. Read more here.

We introduce a new diagnosis today when discussing what might be going on with Wednesday. Learn more about oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, and its treatments here. For more information

Attachment styles are also briefly discussed, with an emphasis on the avoidant attachment style. For a deeper dive in the topic, check out our episode on The Grinch.