APPLYING FOR TRAINING

Introduction

The following information is provided as a guideline for those interested in applying for analytic training with the ANZSJA C.G. Jung Institute (ANZSJA CGJI). ANZSJA is authorised to conduct Jungian Analytic Training by the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the peak body for Jungian analytic training. ANZSJA is the only organisation so authorised in Australia and New Zealand.

ANZSJA CGJI offers a comprehensive analytic training for suitably qualified and experienced applicants. The training is cohort-based with previous intakes occurring in 1998, 1999, 2006 and 2013. The next training intake is planned to commence seminars in February 2021, with selection interviews in July 2020.  The following prerequisites are applicable to those intending to apply for the 2021 training intake. Prerequisites should be completed, or in process, before the selection interviews in July 2020.

Significant preparation and time is necessary before application and selection interviews. It is recommended that potential applicants read the following information carefully. The training is a minimum of six years and many Trainees require up to ten years to complete the training.


Prerequisites for Application to Analytic Training

Personal Analysis

The core of analytic training is the personal analysis which facilitates a deep relationship with the unconscious, psychological development and clinical integrity.
In order to apply the applicant requires a minimum 100 hours of individual (not group) analysis with an ANZSJA or other IAAP member Analyst, at least 40 hours of which must be in the twelve months immediately prior to the selection interviews.

Supervision

In order to apply an applicant requires a minimum of 20 hours supervision of individual psychotherapeutic work with patients/clients in a therapeutic setting in the 18 months immediately prior to selection interviews (July 2020).
For those potential applicants who are not currently practicing in a psychotherapeutic or related field the supervision requirement is still applicable. In this case supervision may be used to apply Jungian and post-Jungian concepts to their current professional occupation, to assist them in transitioning to a psychotherapeutic practice, and to develop theory and application of Jungian and post-Jungian concepts. This 20 hours supervision must be with an ANZSJA member Analyst

Depth Psychotherapy Practice

All applicants must demonstrate that they have the capacity to maintain or establish a depth psychotherapy practice. It is an advantage if applicants are already engaged in psychotherapeutic work (such as psychotherapy, counselling or related activity) with patients/clients in a one-to-one setting. For those applicants who are not, however, already engaged in psychotherapeutic practice a stipulation of acceptance shall be that such applicants build their psychotherapeutic practice to an adequate level (at least 10 client/patient contact hours per week) during the course of their first year in the training.

Applicants must belong to a relevant professional body, which has its own code of ethics, or be registered with a responsible authority, such as a Professional Board. Applicants must hold professional indemnity insurance covering their psychotherapeutic practice and ensure that they comply with all legal requirements. 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

An applicant must have an academic or professional qualification equal or equivalent to a tertiary degree.

The Jungian model values diversity of life experience and academic orientation. Though professional qualifications in psychotherapy, psychology, social work, counselling, medicine, psychiatry or related fields are an advantage, qualifications in many other fields, such as (but not limited to) creative arts, humanities, religious studies, law, languages, literature and the sciences are also welcome.

The ANZSJA CGJI Analytic Training is not an introductory course in psychotherapy or counselling skills. If the applicant has a qualification unrelated to therapeutic practice they need to have completed, or be in the process of undertaking, training in a recognized program of basic counselling, psychotherapy or psychological theory and skills.

Fit and Proper Person

An applicant must be a fit and proper person i.e. someone who is of good character who is capable of ethical judgement and who abides by such judgement.

Applicants must provide a copy or copies of the variously named police check documents available in each Australian state and New Zealand. Trainees agree to abide by the ANZSJA Code Of Ethics Guidelines For Working Practice.

Experience

As outlined above, it is an advantage for applicants to have a relevant and recognized professional qualification which carries therapeutic responsibility. It is also an advantage for applicants to have worked for at least three years in a therapeutic role. The practice of analysis draws upon the whole personality of the analyst and so, in addition to academic qualifications and professional experience, the life experience and psychological development of the applicant is given significant consideration in the selection process.

Intending applicants who wish to do so are encouraged to discuss their individual circumstances with the Directors of Training as early as possible.

Applying for analytic training is a significant professional and personal step. We encourage those who are interested to undertake the analytic and supervisory prerequisites and attend ANZSJA Professional Development events and seminars in order to better acquaint themselves with ANZSJA Analysts and the analytic and clinical perspective of ANZSJA members. At the conclusion of each Professional Development event there will be an opportunity to speak with one of the Directors of Training or their delegate.

Transfer Applicants

There is no automatic transfer from another IAAP training programme. An applicant who has partially completed an IAAP recognised training applies and is assessed in the same manner as other applicants. Because 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.


Application Process

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

  • Completed application form
  • Ethics statement
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Autobiography of personal and psychological development of up to 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: personal Analysts do not recommend for or against acceptance into training, nor are they asked or permitted 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 do not recommend for or against acceptance into training).
  • A non-refundable application administration fee of AUD450 Please note that fees are subject to change.

An Application Pack with further details will be available from July 2019. 


Selection Process
 

Interviews

Following the written applications suitable applicants will be invited to selection interviews with three ANZSJA Training Analysts who have no prior connection with the applicant. The interviews concentrate upon qualities of relationship with the unconscious, personal development, ethical standing, therapeutic experience, academic background, and life experience. On some occasions, an applicant may be invited to a fourth interview.

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
  • The ability, or potential, to develop and maintain a psychotherapeutic practice which can support the learning requirements of the training and develop their skills as an analyst
  • Ethical sensibility.

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
  • An ability to think respectfully, ethically and emphatically about therapeutic material
  • 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 acceptance or otherwise to the Institute. If successful the applicant is invited into the ANZSJA CGJI Analytic Training.


Training Fees

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. All fees are in Australian Dollars.

Tuition fees are approximately AUD7000 annually. Additional costs include examination fees, travel costs, meals and accommodation which may increase costs to approximately AUD10,000 annually.

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 personal training analysis 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. Supervision is generally tax deductible. This information is offered as a guideline only and should not be considered to be tax advice. It is the individual’s responsibility to clarify their financial situation with their tax advisor.