That’s My Secret; I’m Always Angry: A Breakdown of The Hulk and Emotions

About this Training

The Hulk is many things: a nearly-unstoppable destructive force, the alter-ego of Bruce Banner, and an adept allegory for rage. However, with the advent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have seen a character long perceived to be thoughtless and violent transform into a deep, thoughtful, logical, and empathetic individual over the course of the films. This training will look into the history, psychology, struggles, and overall journey of Bruce Banner/The Hulk and then discuss how these themes could translate into a therapeutic setting.

That’s My Secret; I’m Always Angry: A Breakdown of The Hulk and Emotions

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Identify who Bruce Banner is, how he became The Hulk, and his role in The Avengers.

  • #2

    Provide an example of how themes from The Hulk’s story could be used to address emotion regulation issues in a therapeutic setting.



Matt Fellows

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.

Enjoy These Further Benefits!

  • Understand Your Clients

    Learn how to understand and work with your clients using proven strategies derived from competent practice, knowledge, and culture while knowing what questions to ask them.

  • Learn From A Leader In The Field

    Presented by one of the leading experts in the field of Psychology, this training presents upon the topic using real life examples.

  • Become Knowledgeable In The Culture

    Through understanding the culture and connecting with our clients, we create meaning, relationships, and a place for new thought to birth.

Course Curriculum

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