Our Stories/Our Selves Registration Info

Valdosta State University - Dewar College of Education and Human Services,
Departments of Psychology & Counseling, Communication Science and Disorders,
Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy

In sponsorship with the
Georgia Psychological Association and the
National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter


Our Stories/Our Selves

Registration Information

The links below will take you to registration pages for the Our Stories Workshop being held at Valdosta State University. We look forward to seeing you at theworkshop. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Claiming Our Stories – a lecture                

Time: 7 PM

Location: Valdosta State University, University Center, Entrance 1 - Theater

Registration: This lecture is free and open to all in the community. Pre-registration is not required

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Guides to Discovery – Uses of Stories and Archetypal Dimensions of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Presenter: Jonathan Young, Ph.D

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Valdosta State University, University Center

Fees: Faculty, Staff, and Community Professionals

    • $50 - Registration received/postmarked by February 14, 2014
    • $75 - Registration received/postmarked after February 14, 2014

Student Attendees - must be pre-registered

  • $20 (Student ID required)

Conference Fees include:

  • All workshop materials
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Certificates for professional continuing education
    • Psychologist (6.0 CEUs)*
    • Licensed Professional Counselor - 6.5 Core Houres (Approval # 3863-14 )
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (6.5 CEUs)
    • Social Work (6.5 Core Hours)

* This workshop is co-sponsored with the Georgia Psychological Association. The Georgia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Georgia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”



Registration is now open!
Register on or before February 14, 2014
to receive the early registration rate.


*Registration fees include an estimated $18 toward conference meals and refreshments.

Pay with Credit Card -
Early registration extended through February 14, 2014

Pay with Check -
Early registration extended through February 14, 2014
Pay by Internal Funds Transfer
(for VSU staff and faculty only)
Early registration extended through February 14, 2014

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Additional Information

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe philosophical and theoretical foundations of narrative psychotherapy.
  • Describe wisdom tales, mythic stories, and how these guides to discovery can be used for exploration, understanding, and change in the narrative and depth psychotherapy process.
  • Summarize basic tenets for the use of metaphor in Jungian and depth psychotherapies.
  • Demonstrate the structures for interpretation of meaning using metaphor and parallels with dreams, story, symbol, and ritual in the depth and narrative psychotherapy processes.
  • Critique tenets of narrative psychotherapy with empirical research on integrative psychotherapy processes.
  • Apply uses of stories and archetypal dimensions of psychotherapy in experiential exercises.
  • Summarize archetypal perspectives of narrative psychotherapy in contemporary, applied terms.


Jonathan Young, Ph.D., is a psychologist, storyteller, and self-help writer who assisted mythologist Joseph Campbell at seminars and was the Founding Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library.  He has taught Jungian psychology at several universities and is presently director of the Center for Story and Symbol in Santa Barbara.  Dr. Young is a frequent expert commentator on History Channel documentaries.  His books and articles focus on personal mythology.  Selections are posted at folkstory.com in the articles section.

Refund Policy:

Full refunds will be given by contacting the Continuing Education office at 229-245-6484 or emailing conted@valdosta.edu on or before February 1, 2014. Refunds, minus a $5 or 5%  processing fee (whichever is greater) will be given when cancellation request is received between February 1 and February 11, 2014. No refunds will be given for cancellations requests received after February 11, but registrants may send a substitute. Please notify us of the substitution as soon as possible.


8:30 – 9:15 AM

Registration check-in and continental breakfast

9:20 AM


9:30-10:30 AM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and story presentation

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Morning Break

10:45-11:30 AM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and story analysis

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and writing activity.

12:30 – 1:30 PM


1:30-2:30 PM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and story presentation

2:30 – 2:45 AM

Afternoon Break

2:45-3:30 PM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and story analysis

3:30-4:30 PM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and writing activity.

4:30-5:30 PM

Jonathan Young, PhD

Lecture and discussion.