APPLYING FOR TRAINING

Please note that the information outlined here about both the prerequisites for and the process of applying for ANZSJA Analytic Training is based on the requirements of the 2013 intake. This information will be reviewed and updated before the next iteration of training.

PREREQUISITES FOR APPLYING FOR ANALYTIC TRAINING

Personal Analysis

The core of analytic training is the personal analysis which facilitates psychological development and clinical integrity. In order to apply the applicant requires a minimum of 150 hours of individual (not group) analysis with an ANZSJA/IAAP member Analyst over a period of not less than two years, six months of which must be immediately prior to the application. Personal Analysts are excluded from voting or reporting in any way on their analysand’s admission to training or on their progression within the training process. It is a requirement of the training program that Trainees and Candidates continue with twice weekly personal analysis for the duration of training. (The numerical fulfillment of the required hours, however, does not oblige the Institute to admit an applicant or to advance a Trainee/Candidate within the training.)

Analytic Practice

All applicants must demonstrate the capacity to conduct analytic practice, carrying an appropriate number of hours of clinical work with patients/clients in a one to one setting. In exceptional cases, where individuals entering training are not already engaged in the practice of psychotherapy or counselling, they will need to gradually build their analytic practice during the course of their training. Trainees/Candidates must belong to a professional organization, which has its own code of ethics, or be registered by a relevant Board. Applicants must hold professional indemnity insurance covering their clinical practice and ensure that they comply with all legal requirements for practice.

Supervision

A minimum of 25 hours of individual supervision of clinical work with patients/clients in a therapeutic setting is required prior to application. A non-ANZSJA /IAAP supervisor may meet this pre-application requirement. From the commencement of training weekly supervision with an ANZSJA Analyst is required. From Stage II the supervision requirement increases to weekly supervision with two ANZSJA Training Analysts.

Academic Qualifications

An applicant must ordinarily have a degree or academic qualifications recognized as being equivalent to a degree. If the academic qualifications contain insufficient study of dynamic and developmental psychology, the Institute may require further study in these areas to be undertaken prior to the commencement of Stage II.

Experience

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age. It is an advantage to have a relevant and recognized professional qualification which carries clinical responsibility. Intending applicants who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to discuss their individual circumstances with the Directors of Training as early as possible.

All requirements and criteria, which are based on the standards established by the IAAP for analytical training, are stated as minimums and are subject to change by the Institute. Eventual certification depends upon the measure of the Candidate’s ability to relate to the unconscious and to demonstrate professional competence, rather than upon the accumulation of hours or credits. An important part of this process is the Candidate’s awareness of his/her strengths and weaknesses. Some Trainees/Candidates may be asked to meet individual requirements different from those of fellow Trainees/Candidates. The Institute is responsive to Trainee’s/Candidate’s individual needs and encourages open and direct communication with the Directors of Training.

APPLYING FOR ANALYTIC TRAINING

All applications and materials relating to admission or progression within training are regarded as confidential. An application will include the following items

  • Completed application form and ethics statement
  • Certified Academic transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Autobiography of personal and psychological development, not more than 2,000 words
  • Letter/s from all Analyst/s with whom the applicant has worked, stating the number of analytic hours and the dates of the analyses. (NOTE: The Analysts do not recommend for or against acceptance into training, nor are they asked or allowed to provide any supporting material).
  • Letter/s from supervisor/s stating the number of supervision hours and the dates when the supervision occurred. (NOTE: Supervisors may be contacted for their recommendation on the applicant’s clinical and ethical practice).
  • A non-refundable application administration fee of AUD320. (Please note: fees are subject to change) 

Criteria by Which Applicants are Chosen for Interview

The application information is reviewed by the Institute according to the following criteria:

  • Extent and quality of professional experience
  • Evidence of potential to become a Jungian Analyst
  • Payment of Application Process Fee of AUD2200. (Please note: fees are subject to change)

Selection Interviews

Three ANZSJA Training Analysts who have no prior connection with the applicant conduct the formal selection interviews. The interviews concentrate upon qualities of personal development, academic background, ethical standing and clinical experience. On rare occasions, an applicant may be invited to a fourth interview and the recommendation of the clinical supervisor may be sought.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A sustained interest in the intra-psychic and interpersonal aspects of the psychology of individuals
  • A proven capacity for high-level and self-motivated academic and clinical study
  • A readiness to continue in the ongoing development of a fruitful relationship with the unconscious.

At the discretion of the Institute a presentation of a sample of work (e.g. a case presentation or other supplementary information) may be requested.

Clinical Seminar Discussion

Applicants also participate in a two hour case discussion led by two Training Analysts. There are 6-8 applicants in each case discussion group.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A sustained interest in the intra-psychic and interpersonal aspects of the psychology of individuals
  • A readiness to continue in the ongoing development of a fruitful relationship with the unconscious
  • The ability to participate productively and respectfully in a group learning context.

The Training Analysts conducting the three individual interviews and the group seminar recommend to the Institute acceptance or otherwise. If successful the applicant is admitted to the Preliminary Stage of training.

Transfer Applications

There is no automatic transfer from another IAAP training program. An applicant who has partially completed an IAAP recognized training applies and is assessed in the same manner as other applicants. As the ANZSJA training is cohort-based, opportunities for recognition of prior learning are limited. Applicants wishing to transfer are considered on an individual basis and should contact the Directors of Training to discuss their situation.