Training to Become a Certified Jungian Analyst
The Boulder Jungian Training Seminar is one of eight affiliated seminar sites in the United States that are authorized to provide training of Jungian Analysts in collaboration with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). Graduates of this program are eligible for membership in the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the international accrediting body of Jungian Analysts and institutes.
A Training Program for the Whole Person
Jungian analytic training prepares experienced, licensed clinicians to become Jungian psychoanalysts through an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of Analytical Psychology, grounded in personal analysis and clinical practice. Training occurs in a rich academic, clinical, and interpersonal atmosphere that supports students in deep psychological and clinical growth. Analytic training aims at helping the student in developing more authentic ways of being and working. The training process is both educational and psychologically transformative.
The breadth and depth of Jungian analytic training is rare in today’s “quick fix” culture. While Jungian Analysts are trained to serve those who seek immediate relief from symptoms and suffering, we also consider it essential to address the whole person and to foster their relationship to the unconscious. Analytic training candidates learn how to help those in their care to integrate the emotional, psychological, creative, intellectual and spiritual aspects of their personalities as well. An important focus of the analytic training is learning how to work with contents from the unconscious whether it be dreams, images and art work, visions, or synchronistic events.
Organized for working professionals, one weekend per month
As the largest Jungian Institute in North America, with a forty year history of training Jungian analysts, the IRSJA and its affiliated seminars offer a unique model of training by combining small, local group seminars with national meetings and faculty. Training candidates meet monthly in local seminars (such as Boulder) during the academic year, while attending two national meetings, one in the spring and one in the fall. This model provides analysts-in-training with both the advantages of a small group learning environment, and opportunities for study and supervision in a national network of over 200 Jungian analysts, with widely varied specialties and expertise. The specific requirements and official training manual for those wishing to apply are available by visiting www.irsja.org
The following is the IRSJA application that is used when applying to this analytic training program. An individual must be attending a local affiliate seminar prior to applying to the IRSJA. The Boulder Jung Seminar requires applicants to be in the seminar for a year prior to submitting an application. The application for training is submitted to the local seminar training committee by January 1st of every year and the local interview process take place in January/February of every year. The IRSJA training process is a mixture of readiness and eligibility. If you are accepted by the local seminar’s training application committee, you may then submit your application to the IRSJA training program. The national interviews take place at the spring meeting in April, which is currently scheduled to be held in Santa Fe for the next few years.
Boulder Seminar Training Information:
Participation in the Boulder seminar and Sunday clinical is required for a year before one can request to apply through the Boulder seminar for analytic training with the IRSJA. Once in training, during the second weekend of the month the pre-control training candidates attend the Saturday Seminar and the Sunday Clinical Dialogues plus an additional one hour a month with the director of training until the candidate has completed the first set of exams called the propedeuticum exams. The candidate can sit for these exams after 3 years of acceptance into training–the academic year begins June 1st of every year. During pre-control phase, the Boulder Seminar has specific requirements that support the IRSJA examination process such as writing papers, supervision, and meeting with the faculty. Once the candidate has passed the first set of exams, they are considered to be in the control phase of training and are eligible to join an IRSJA clinical colloquium of their choice. They are no longer required to attend the Boulder seminar events. There is a Local Seminar Handbook that is available.
To discuss your interest in the Boulder seminar’s training program and to learn more about the application process, contact Stephen Foster or Don Williams who serve as co-directors of the Boulder seminar’s current training program.