Continuing Education seminar and workshop locations in California, Arizona, and Nevada

Continuing Education courses for Mental Health Professionals and all others interested in symbolism and depth psychology

Continuing Education hours for:
Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, NBCC, and RNs

Continuing Education Information

CE hours are available for psychologists, marriage & family therapists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. Our courses meet requirements in most states.

Course Credits

Full-day Course Credits

Center full day courses offer the following credits:

  • Psychology, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, Ed Psych, NBCC 6 CE hours : 6 CE hours

  • Nursing : 7 hours


How to Register

Home Study Course

The Home Study Course offers the following credits:

LMFT, LCSW, NBCC, Nursing : 6 CE hours

The center is not approved by the APA to offer homestudy programs for psychologists. This applies only to homestudy courses.

This course can be started at any time.


How to Register

Course Completion and Documentation

To complete the course, attendees must be present for the entire time, sign in and the beginning and out at the end, and fill out a written evaluation of the course.

Transcripts of attendance will be distributed at the end of each course to those who have enrolled for credit and fulfilled the requirements listed above. Participants are encouraged to retain the transcripts for four years. Replacement transcripts can be made if one is lost. The replacement transcript fee is $10.

The center guarantees such copies will be available for at least three years after the date of completion. Even if we cease offering courses, the website and email will be maintained for this period so you can obtain copies.

Non-Credit Courses

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.


    With CE credit:

    Early-bird $140 (if payment is received three weeks prior to the seminar).

    Regular tuition: $155.

    Non-credit (auditing):

    Subtract $45.

    Some partial work-study scholarships are available for full-day courses.

    Home Study Courses

    The Center currently offers one home-study course, The Wisdom of Mythic Stories. The course may be taken for CE credit or non-credit.

    Home Study courses for CE credit: $95.

    Home Study courses, non-credit: $45.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Full refund is given if the Center cancels a course. A 25% handling charge is imposed on cancellations received up to 24 hours before course. No refunds after that time.


Most facilities are wheelchair accessible, please call number on location list to confirm access.

How to Register

Complete and print the registration form -- or fax, email, or phone. Or register online by competing this form and clicking on submit. Include check or credit card information (inc. expiration).

We need your full name, address, and phone number. Email is helpful in case there is a last-minute notification of a change (extremely rare).

If you are taking the course for credit, we need your highest degree, type of license, and license number. Please bring photo ID on the day of course.

Small group size - limited space - Be sure to register early. Morning coffee and tea provided - Lunch on your own.

On-Site Registration

Registration available at the door, beginning at 8:30 a.m., for those workshops with remaining spaces.

Phone Registration

For more information about these seminars or to register by phone, call 805 687-7171

Day Schedule

    Information applying to all courses

    Doors open at 9:30 a.m.:

    Seminar 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Lunch break 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Provider Certifications


The Center for Story and Symbol is approved by the American Psychological 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. The level is introductory for psychologists.


The California BBS accepts our APA and NBCC approvals.


Our credits are widely accepted by state boards. The level is introductory.


Provider approved by the Calif. Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider Number CEP 12477

The level is introductory.


Most teachers must get credits approved by their school administration. Center courses meet the requirements in most states. Contact us if you need more information about receiving credit in your state.

Continuing Education courses are customarily approved by immediate supervisors. It is usually sufficient to attend on a non-credit (auditing) basis and present a receipt for the course.

The level is introductory.


The Center for Story and Symbol has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6118. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Center for Story and Symbol is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. National Board for Certified Counselors Provider Number 6118.

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Law & Ethics 9: Suicide and the Soul


Available Dates:

    Oct 26 - Berkeley / Emeryville

    Nov 22, 2019- Pasadena / Arcadia

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Law & Ethics 10: Supervision and Practice


Available Dates:

    Sept 20, 2019 - Los Angeles / LAX

    Oct 25, 2019 - Berkeley / East Bay

    Nov 1, 2019 - Santa Barbara

    Nov 23, 2019- Pasadena / Arcadia

    Dec 6, 2019 - Sacramento

    Dec 8, 2019 - San Jose

    Dec 14, 2019 - Calabasas

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Wisdom of Mythic Stories


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Mail to: 310 West Quinto Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Questions or phone registration: 805 687-7171
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