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Jonathan Young, PhD is a psychologist (PSY10231) who assisted mythologist Joseph Campbell for several years at seminars -- and was the Founding Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. As a professor, Dr. Young created and chaired the Mythological Studies Department at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. His recent book is SAGA - Best New Writings on Mythology, volume 2.
Jonathan Young and The Center for Story and Symbol also offer one-day and evening seminars and workshops. Presented at an introductory level, these seminars and workshops are not just for psychotherapists. They are open to all those interested in archetypal perspectives.
Community presentations are sponsored by churches, schools, and groups. If you would like Dr. Young to speak to your group, please contact the Center at 805-687-7171.
You may wish to order SAGA or SAGA II, edited by Dr. Young.
You can order Saga and Saga II directly from the Center for Story and Symbol. See the order form for current prices. We also make available selections from the reading lists for our past and present continuing education Seminars on the individual course pages.
Wisdom lurks in familiar stories. The simplicity of fairytales provides unusual access to the workings of psyche. Seemingly innocent adventures can reveal our hidden sides. The struggles of The Ugly Duckling reflect the task of claiming the treasures of the unconscious. Dr. Young will draw on his work with Joseph Campbell to investigate what we can learn from quest narratives. Through storytelling and mythological amplification, we will follow this timeless fable to learn more about following our callings, dealing with challenges, finding a sense of belonging, and connecting with a purpose larger than ourselves. Discussion will show how metaphors provide clues to the inner journey
~Discern the shaping influence of stories.
~Recognize opportunities for renewal.
~Employ imaginal methods to claim emotional resources.
Enchanting stories offer assistance in periods of personal uncertainty. Dr. Young will discuss Hansel & Gretel, to see how timeless tales provide guidance for our own missions. For example, we will look at the many meanings of a visit to the wise old woman of the woods. These yarns connect us with dimensions beyond ordinary experience and offer a mythic vision to enlarge our sense of place and purpose.
~Identify journey themes as systems of meaning.
~Detect psychological patterns reflected in forest adventures.
~Apply dream analysis techniques to draw insights from texts.
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 6525 Inwood Road, Dallas Texas (Inwood at Mockingbird)
Email: jung @ jungdallas.org
Dr Young will appear with his TV colleagues Erich von Daniken and Giorgio Tsoukalos at AlienConat the Pasadena Convention Center.
**** REGISTRATION CLOSES 9 February 2018 ****
Initiatory tales can be guides to developing a sense of purpose and personal effectiveness. This is a workshop on how memorable learning experiences shape adult identity. The day will draw insights from wisdom stories, such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Discussion will explore key metaphors to reveal how strengthening a sense of calling can help with life-stage transitions. We will use archetypal perspectives to glimpse unconscious dynamics. This day is useful for counselors, teachers, writers, clergy, and those interested in archetypal perspectives on their own quests.
Checking-in begins at 9:30 a.m. - Seminar 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- On your own, please return on time
Open and useful to anyone interested in the topic.
Note: Webinar attendees seeking CE credit must be logged in for workshop duration
Location: The University of Philosophical Research,
3910 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, 90027
The university is the exclusive source for tickets to this workshop and webinar. Please contact them for registration and technical information:
Tuition: In person: $140 with CE credit ~ $95 non-credit
Webinar: $95 with CE credit ~ $45. non-credit
Continuing Education: Psychology, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, (6 hours) RN (7 hours). The material is presented at an introductory level, requiring no background in mythic studies, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology. Non-credit: Those not needing verification of attendance, such as teachers, writers, clergy, and artists – are welcome as non-credit attendees. Spouses, friends, students, and others not needing verification of attendance can also choose the lower non-credit tuition.
This seminar counts as a real-time in-person course (not home-study) for Psychology, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, etc : 6 CE hours, Nursing: 7 hours. Most teachers must get credits approved by their school administration. Credits are provided by the Center for Story and Symbol. Center courses meet the requirements in most states.
Psychology ~ The Center for Story and Symbol is approved by the American Psychology Association to sponsor continuing education hours for psychologists. The Center maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. CE hours are accepted by the California MCEP program. Full attendance is required for psychologists – No partial credit.
MFT, LCSW, LPCC ~ California BBS Provider Number PCE 3903 RN ~ Provider approved by the Calif. Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider Number CEP 12477
Teachers ~ Continuing Education courses are customarily approved by immediate supervisors. It is usually sufficient for teachers to attend on a non-credit (auditing) basis and present a receipt for the course. Psychologists who want online real-time live credit must attend on the day of the course.
Last chance: No other workshops on this topic in the foreseeable future.