What Is a Certified Jungian Analyst? by Kaitryn Wertz, Diplomate Jungian Analyst

Jungian analysts have some of the most rigorous and extensive training of all practitioners in the mental health field.

Before they can apply for analytic training, they must have completed years of graduate training and supervised experience to become licensed therapists or counselors. Jungian analysts-in-training then receive about eight additional years of specialization. The training includes extensive coursework and in-depth clinical supervision with a unique focus on understanding the unconscious forces that influence our feelings, thoughts and behavior.

Jungian analysts-in-training are also required to be in therapy throughout their training to help them recognize and confront their own emotional issues which might interfere with providing the best possible treatment for their patients.

Only graduates of accredited Jungian training institutes can ethically present themselves to the public as Jungian analysts. All members of the Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts are graduates of training institutes accredited by the International Association of Jungian Analysts (IAAP) as the accrediting and regulatory organization for all professional Jungian training programs.  All BAJA analysts have earned that accreditation and remain members in good standing of the IAAP.