Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU

About this Training

At 23 films and over 30 billion dollars in revenue, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the most successful and widely-recognized film franchise in cinema history. With more than 50 hours of runtime between the films and dozens of important characters to keep track of, it can be a daunting task to the uninitiated (or even a fan!) to integrate the salient themes of personal growth and overcoming adversity from the films into a therapeutic setting. In this training, we will explore an overview of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the main characters, villains, and overall story arc. In addition to this, we will also explore some examples of conflict for the main characters, both internal and external, that we see navigated throughout the films, and how these stories can be used to draw comparisons and offer potential solutions to individuals in a therapeutic setting.

Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Identify at least 3 of the primary members of The Avengers team and their powers.

  • #2

    Utilize two examples of a MCU character’s struggle to a real-life situation that may arise in a therapeutic setting.

1.5 APA Hour Upon Completion

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1.5 ACE CE Hours Upon Completion

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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

  • 1

    Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU

    • Welcome to the Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU Workshop

    • Avengers Assemble PDF Handout

  • 2

    Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU Video

    • Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU

  • 3

    Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU Learning Objectives Quiz

    • Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU Learning Objectives Quiz

  • 4

    Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU CE Evaluation

    • Avengers Assemble: An Psychological Overview of the MCU CE Evaluation

  • 5

    Final Steps

    • Here are the next steps!

Other Information

Access is provided to the course via email after registration and payment is made.

System Requirements: A computer and a stable internet connection.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health Professionals.

Content Level: Beginner

Course Completion Requirements: Completing all sections of the training of written information, video completion, learning objectives quiz, and course evaluation.  Evaluations are part of the coursework.  The certificate will then be generated immediately after all requirements have been completed.

Date Recorded: 01/23/2021

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