Elements of the Analyst Training Program
Jung placed great value on the development of consciousness in relationship to self and to society. To further this process, personal analysis is fundamental and required throughout the training process as are training seminars conducted in small groups. It is recommended that, for a significant period, analysis will take place two or more times a week. Candidates are expected to be in face to face (in person) analysis with an IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology) certified analyst throughout their training experience. The personal analysis is confidential at all times. No information regarding any candidate may be solicited from the personal analyst by any member of the faculty.
Candidates are required to complete a series of seminars based upon selected volumes of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung. Elective seminars are also offered to all candidates. All Candidates are expected to attend a minimum number of elective seminars each year. Special weekend seminars and workshops are scheduled through the year.
Case Colloquium — full year
Entrances and Two Essays, (Vol. 7 of the Collected Works)
Psychological Types, (Vol. 6 of the Collected Works)
Symbols of Transformation, (Vol. 5 of the Collected Works)
An Introduction to the ARAS Collection (Beginning Amplification)
Case Colloquium — full year
Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, (Vol. 9, 1 of the Collected Works)
The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, (Vol. 8 of the Collected Works)
Fairy Tales, Myth, and Amplification I
Alchemy I, Psychology and Alchemy (Vol. 12 of the Collected Works)
Psychology and Religion, (Vol. 11 of the Collected Works)
Dream Interpretation I
Fairy Tales, Myth, and Amplification II
Developmental Theories in Analytical Psychology
Research Project Seminar
Alchemy II, Mysterium Coniuntionis, (Vol. 14 of the Collected Works)
Psychology of the Transference,(Vol. 16 of the Collected Works)
Dream Interpretation II
Techniques in Active Imagination
Contemporary Practice in Analytical Psychology
Elective Seminar (topic and instructor of choice)
(Possible topics for 4th year elective: an essay of Jung not previously taught, a book, or articles of interest. This elective is open to ideas from the class members.)
The Training Stages
Training in Jungian psychology is personal and individual. Open, mutual discussion is encouraged between the candidates and faculty in hopes of fostering personal and professional growth. The training program is organized in a series of stages: Preliminary, Candidacy and Control. Progression from one stage to the next is determined by an individual evaluation that includes evaluations from supervisors and seminar instructors as well as annual personal interviews with the Review Committee or the Certifying Board. An Annual Theoretical Examination is administered each spring during the first three years of training. (Provisions will be made for those with learning disabilities.) Progression in the program does not necessarily imply eventual certification. The process of evaluation is continuous up to and including certification as a Jungian analyst by the Certifying Board, which occurs after the satisfactory completion of all requirements. At any time during the process of training, the Review Committee or the Certifying Board may decide to dismiss a candidate from the training program. That decision may be appealed by the candidate as described in the Appeals Process below.
Supervision is an essential component of analytic training. Candidates must be in clinical supervision weekly throughout training. Candidates in the final stage of training engage in “control analysis,” i.e., an intensive supervision of an ongoing case. During the first two stages of training, candidates will receive supervision one hour per week with a faculty analyst of their choice at no charge. Candidates are expected to work with a different supervisor each year. For the first two years, candidates also participate in a weekly case colloquium as part of the core curriculum. The final stage of training is the Control Stage. Each candidate is to be in face to face (in the consulting room) control analysis regularly with one or more analysts. The candidate is to report to the certifying board until it is determined that he or she is ready for certification. Work with two or more control analysts may be sequential or simultaneous.
Throughout the training program, each candidate participates in either the Kieffer E. Frantz Clinic and/or the Hilde Kirsch Children’s Center. Candidates in the first two stages of training candidates are required to contribute three client hours per week in exchange for weekly supervision. Candidates in the Control stage contribute two client hours per week, and they are asked to pay for Control Supervision.
Seminars, case colloquia, and workshops will be held, as noted in the Schedule of Classes, either at the C. G. Jung Institute or in analysts’ homes or offices. Required courses for Preliminary and Candidacy Stage candidates are scheduled on Thursdays (afternoon and evening). Elective courses are scheduled on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Workshops are generally scheduled on weekends. From time to time, the core curriculum is taught in a different sequence, although all trainees are expected to complete all seminars and colloquia requirements.
Training, Faculty, and Curiculum Meetings
All analyst members of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles are considered members of the Training, Faculty and Curriculum Committee. The committee meets three or four times a year, though additional meetings may be scheduled. Representatives of the Admissions Committee, the Review Committee and the Certifying Board are always encouraged to attend. Past Directors of Training commit to attend for a minimum of one year beyond their tenure as Directors. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss and coordinate any issues or activities related to Training. Policy changes related to training may also be made at this meeting. The agenda is determined by the Director(s) of Training, and sent to the membership at least ten days prior to the meeting.
When a candidate wishes to appeal a decision made by either the Certifying Board or the Review Committee, he or she begins the process by writing a letter to the Board of Directors fully describing the complaint. An appeal of a training committee decision must be made within six months of the date of that decision.
The Director of Training subsequently meets with the candidate for the purpose of clarifying, and possibly resolving, the complaint. In addition, the Director of Training contacts the original committee to inform them that a complaint has been received, and that a report describing the committee’s meeting with the candidate should be sent to the Board of Directors with a copy to the Training Director.
If the complaint is unresolved, and the appeals process is to proceed, the Board of Directors will convene a committee of five analysts who have been certified for more than five years and who have no dual relationships with the candidate. The candidate is informed as to the composition of the committee and may request that one or more analysts be recused. The request may or may not be granted by the Board. After the committee meets, it makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors. The decision of the Board of Directors is final.