April 04, 2011

Counseling educator Mark Young to speak at SIUC

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Mark Young brings three decades of counseling experience to a presentation Saturday, April 9, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The educational psychology department in the College of Education and Human Services at SIUC and Chi Sigma Iota-Delta Chapter will present “Creative Couples Counseling with Mark Young” from 9 a.m. until noon at Davis Auditorium in the Wham Educational Building.

The workshop is for current professionals and professionals-in-training who work with couples. Counselors, psychologists and social workers and those training for positions such as these will find the workshop informative and relevant.

Young, currently a counselor education professor and coordinator of the Marriage and Family Therapy Project at the University of Central Florida, will share insights and techniques he’s acquired through some 30 years of research and counseling. A member of the UCF faculty since 1999, Young earned his doctorate in community counseling at Ohio University in 1985 and his career focus since 1987 has been as a counselor educator.

The author of three books and numerous articles, Young has many years of professional experience as a counselor in mental health, corrections, college counseling centers and private practice. Counselor education programs frequently utilize Young’s writings and he’ll share from his recent book, “Counseling and Therapy for Couples.”

Workshop registration opens at 8:30 a.m. No advance registration is required as participants can register that day. The cost is $55 for students or $75 for professionals. For more information, call 618/453-2311.