Since its launch in 2019, “The Mandalorian” has quickly become one of the most watched series in the country and continues to receive critical acclaim. Presented in a “Space-Western” fashion and introducing all-new main characters allows for “The Mandalorian” to appeal to die-hard fans and Star-Wars newbies alike. Throughout the show, we see the main character rely on interpersonal skills, demonstrate cultural awareness, hold to personal values, and challenge schemas formed from trauma. In this training, we will explore “The Mandalorian” and its role in the greater Star Wars universe, “The Way” and the importance of adhering to our personal values, how introverts like the main character benefit from collaboration with others, the importance of understanding and respecting the cultures of others, and how the main character is able to challenge his own personal prejudices formed in trauma.
Matt Fellows is a psychotherapist and published author from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from North Dakota State University and a masters degree in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He has been academically and professionally involved with the integration of geek culture and psychology since 2012, and has a passion for finding therapeutic bridges between geek culture and populations that often require unique or specialized approaches in treatment. Professionally, Matt has worked with LGBT+ substance abuse clients, individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and co-morbid serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), and currently works with clients who have been civilly committed for sexual offenses. His author credits include a chapter in the 2020 clinician's guide "Integrating Geek Culture Into Therapeutic Practice: The Clinician's Guide To Geek Therapy". Matt's professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe and comics, Dungeons & Dragons, Avatar: The Last Airbender, video games, and all things Star Wars. He has a soft-spot for comic book villains and firmly believes that the Dark Side of the Force has cooler powers than the Light Side.
“This is The Way: Using ‘The Mandalorian’ in a Therapeutic Setting
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