Please note that the information outlined here about the process of 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.
There are three major stages of training: Preliminary Stage (Trainee), Stage I (Trainee), and Stage II (Candidate). Progression from one stage to the next is an individual matter, and is not solely based on the fulfillment of task requirements, analytic or supervision hours. Each Trainee/Candidate is expected to consider carefully his/her subjective sense of readiness for the next stage of training and to explore this thoroughly with his/her personal Analyst and Supervisor. In addition, individual progress and development will be assessed through personal interviews with Training Analysts, consultation with seminar leaders, the regional coordinator and other Analysts in contact with the Trainee/Candidate, excluding the personal Analyst. Assessment examinations are concurrent with the C.G. Jung Institute training meeting, held in Melbourne, annually in May.
Throughout training, Trainees/Candidates are required to attend residential and regional seminars, complete three online elective units, complete an Infant Observation and related seminars, participate in a psychiatric observation, and continue with their own reading and research.
Twice weekly personal analysis is required throughout the training. Weekly supervision is required in Preliminary and Stage 1. Analysis and supervision in Preliminary and Stage I may be with any ANZJSA Analyst. In Stage II, weekly supervision with two ANZSJA Training Analysts is required.
Preliminary Stage has a minimum duration of at least one year and is a trial period of mutual evaluation between Trainee and the Institute. The Trainee, in addition to their personal analysis and weekly supervision, follows prescribed reading and participates in the residential and regional seminars, where core subjects in the training curriculum are studied, and where trainees present clinical and theoretical material. On completion of the above requirements, the Trainee may apply to the Institute to progress to Stage I. Advancement occurs following three successful interviews and the endorsement of the Institute.
Stage I is minimum duration of two years. The Trainee continues with personal analysis, weekly clinical supervision, residential and regional seminars, presents clinical and theoretical material, continues with prescribed and personal reading and research, and completes the written assessment task. Core subjects in the training curriculum are studied at residential and regional seminars.
Elective Units: Three elective online units need to be completed during the Preliminary Stage through to Stage II.
Infant Observation: The Trainee/Candidate participates in an analytically oriented infant observation and seminars over a period of 24 months. Infant observation seminars facilitated by ANZJSA Analysts will be concurrent with the infant observation.
Entry to Stage II assessment and examination: Progression follows upon completion of all Stage I tasks and seminars, acceptance of a 5000 word written paper, a successful oral presentation, three interviews and endorsement by the Institute.
Stage II is a minimum of two years and, except for unusual circumstances, may not last for longer than four years. During Stage II Candidates continue with twice weekly personal analysis and supervision, participate in all residential and regional seminars, and continue with prescribed and personal reading and research.
During Stage II the focus is on the Candidate’s developing analytic practice, which occurs under the supervision of two Training Analysts. The written requirements in Stage II include a 10,000 word case study and a 15,000 word thesis.
Psychiatric Observation: A psychiatric observation placement approved by the Directors of Training is required, although exemptions are possible for those with relevant professional experience.
Clinical Experience/Supervised Analysis: During Stage II each Candidate conducts analyses with at least two adult training cases (a male and a female). Each must be seen a minimum of twice per week for a period of at least two years. The Candidate must supervise with two Training Analysts and have weekly supervision for each case. There is a minimum of 100 hours of supervision required per training case. During this time the Candidate also sees a third case for at least one year, with a frequency deemed sufficient by the supervisor and Institute. The third case may be an adult, couple, child, organization or other specialty area with the approval of the Directors of Training and the supervisor. This case must be supervised for at least one year.
Case Study: During Stage II, the Candidate submits a Long Case Study of approximately 10,000 words, on a long term analytic case, seen twice weekly. After the Long Case Study paper is accepted, the Candidate makes an oral presentation based on this case study to a panel at the next Institute meeting. If passed the Candidate is endorsed to progress within Stage 2.
Thesis or Project: During Stage II the Candidate is required to complete and present a Thesis of approximately 15,000 words on an aspect of analytical psychology or related clinical work. The thesis is designed to serve as an integrative experience, integrating different facets of the training and upon which the Candidate has reflected at some depth. It may, for example, explore in detail a clinical complex or an archetypal constellation, pursue a significant psychological or psychotherapeutic issue, develop a Candidate’s thinking about a case study or establish the beginning of clinical or scholarly research. Candidates are encouraged to look creatively at an issue relevant to their grasp of the interrelationship between Jungian thought and the grounded experience as it applies to analytic practice. After the Thesis is assessed and passed, the Candidate makes an oral presentation to a panel based on this study at the next Institute meeting. If the panel presentation is passed the Candidate is endorsed to progress.
During the training assessment is via written assessment tasks, oral presentations and individual interviews.
Analytic and Supervision Fees
The fees for personal analytic hours and supervision are negotiated and paid directly to the individual Analysts. The most significant costs during training are analytic and supervision fees and applicants are encouraged to think carefully about their own financial circumstances.
It is stipulated by many private and all government health insurance schemes that no rebates may be claimed for analysis/psychotherapy received as part of a training program. Once training commences the Trainee’s analytic fees may be eligible for tax deductions as part of ongoing professional development. It is the individual’s responsibility to clarify this with their tax advisor.
The tuition, interview, readers’ and examination presentation fees are determined annually. All ANZSJA fees should be considered non-refundable as refunds will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. This guide was current in 2013 and is subject to change. All fees are in Australian Dollars.
Annual costs are approximately AUD6000 for each of the first five years of training. This covers tuition for residential and regional seminars, elective units, and infant observation seminars. It excludes Trainee/Candidate examination fees, travel costs, meals and accommodation. For Candidates who have not completed all their assessments by the end of the curriculum delivery, the fee will reduce to approximately AUD3000 per annum.