There have been IAAP trained and practising Jungian Analysts in Australia and New Zealand for almost 60 years. In the late 1950s Rix Weaver returned from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and established an analytic practice in Perth. During the 1960s psychiatrist Dr. Dorothea Norman-Jones Wraith MB ChB DPM completed her training with the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) in the U.K. and established an analytic practice in New Zealand.
In 1977 ANZSJA (or A-NZSAP – Australian-New Zealand Society of Analytical Psychologists – as the Society was originally known) was founded with five members. Four members had trained in Zurich and one in Rome. ANZSJA was accepted into group membership of the IAAP in the same year. For the next twenty years Analysts supported the training of interested individuals within their analytic and supervisory processes, many of whom already had overseas experience and training. Members of other IAAP groups also returned or transferred to Australia and New Zealand. The training gradually moved to a more formal model and there were cohort intakes in 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2013.
The Society now comprises over fifty members trained in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA and Italy. The membership reflects the diversity of Jungian analytical training programs and represents a multiplicity of Jungian approaches to the psyche.
The International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) is the umbrella organisation for Jungian Analysts worldwide. It was formed in 1955 on the occasion of C.G. Jung’s 80th birthday. Membership is available to those who have completed an analytic training with a member organisation ratified as a training body by the IAAP. It is the IAAP which authorises ANZSJA to conduct analytical training. For further information please see their website: www.iaap.org.