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Dr. Young's Community Speaking Schedule

Community Dates: Spring 2017

About Jonathan Young

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.

Professional Seminars

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.

About Community Presentations

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.

Books and Taped Lectures and Workshops

SAGA - Best New Writings on Mythology

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.

Prospero, Edmund Dulac

Upcoming Community Dates

The Psychology of Fairytales in Adult Psychology

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

A six-hour webinar with Jonathan Young and Anne Bach

Online Webinar or in-person Seminar ~ Hollywood / Glendale area

Level: Introductory

Continuing Education: Psychology, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, (6 hours) RN (7 hours). Psychologists who want online real-time live credit must attend on the day of the course. This day does not cover Law & Ethics.


Favorite stories from childhood can have subtle influences on adult identity. This course covers how to analyze familiar tales for metaphors rich in psychological insights. Focus is on the Cinderella stories, to show how allegories can reveal elements of the inner life.

The day includes detecting unconscious themes in timeless stories - and using archetypal perspectives in discussions of personal issues. Presentations cover the significance of a sense of personal story - and the influence of family stories as shapers of unique worldviews. Presented at an introductory level, this seminar is useful for counselors, teachers, writers, clergy, and those interested in archetypal perspectives.

Learning Objectives

  • Detect symbolism in familiar stories.
  • Recognize plot patterns as unconscious scripts.
  • Discern the shaping influence of life stories.
  • Discuss strategies for using narratives for psychological exploration.
  • List how archetypal patterns shape character.
  • Identify how accepting authenticity can aid fulfillment.

Open and useful to anyone interested in the topic.

Location: The University of Philosophical Research,
3910 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, 90027

How to Register for The Psychology of Fairytales in Adult Psychology

The university is the exclusive site for enrollment in this particular workshop. Please contact them for registration and technical information:


Special: This seminar only ~ Half-price for Students and UPRS Alumni

For the discount, review tuition options at UPRS website, then call 323.663.2167 ext.112

Last chance: No other workshops on this topic in the foreseeable future.