TRAINING PROCESS

Training Process

There are three 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 meeting, held in Melbourne, annually in May.

Throughout training, Trainees/Candidates attend residential and regional seminars, complete online units, complete an infant observation and related concurrent 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 I. Analysis and supervision in Preliminary and Stage I must be with an ANZSJA Analyst. In Stage II, weekly supervision with two ANZSJA Training Analysts is required.

Preliminary Stage

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.

Clinical Experience/Supervised Practice: During Preliminary Stage the Trainee develops and maintains a psychotherapeutic practice with sufficient patient contact hours to enable them to support the learning requirements of the training and develop their skills as an analyst. This is approximately ten (10) sessions a week. The Analytic Training requires some patients/clients to be seen multiple times a week over a period of two or more years.

On completion of the above requirements, the Trainee may apply to the Institute to progress to Stage I. Progression occurs following three successful interviews and the endorsement of the Institute.

Stage I

Stage I is two to four years. The Trainee continues with twice weekly personal analysis, weekly clinical supervision, residential and regional seminars, presents clinical and theoretical material, continues with prescribed and personal reading and research, and completes written assessment tasks. Core subjects in the training curriculum are studied at residential and regional seminars.

Online Units: Online units are undertaken during the Preliminary Stage through to Stage II.

Infant Observation: An analytically oriented infant observation and concurrent seminars are undertaken as part of the Analytic Training.

Clinical Experience/Supervised Practice: During Stage I the Trainee continues to develop and maintain a psychotherapeutic practice with sufficient patient contact hours to enable them to support the learning requirements of the training and develop their skills as an analyst. This is approximately ten (10) sessions a week. The Analytic Training requires some patients/clients to be seen multiple times a week over a period of two or more years.

Entry to Stage II assessment and examination: On completion of the above requirements, the Trainee may apply to the Institute to progress to Stage II. 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

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 commence twice weekly clinical 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 transition from psychotherapeutic to analytic practice, which occurs under the supervision of two Training Analysts. The Candidate must develop and maintain their practice to a level and frequency sufficient to meet the learning requirements of the training, approximately ten (10) sessions per week, with multiple sessions per week with some analysands.

Psychiatric Observation: A psychiatric observation placement is required, although exemptions are possible for those with relevant professional experience.

Clinical Experience/Supervised Practice: During Stage II the Candidate transitions to analytic practice. They continue to develop and maintain a practice with sufficient patient contact hours to enable them to support the learning requirements of the training and develop their skills as an analyst. This is approximately ten (10) sessions a week. The Analytic Training requires some patients/clients to be seen multiple times a week over a period of two or more years.

During Stage II each Candidate conducts analyses with at least two adult training cases. 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.

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 at the next Institute meeting. If the panel presentation is passed the Candidate is endorsed to progress.

Case Study: During Stage II, the Candidate submits a Long Case Study of approximately 10,000 words, on a long term analytic case, seen a minimum of twice weekly for a minimum of two years. 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 II.

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. The numerical fulfilment of the required hours does not oblige the Institute to admit an applicant or to advance a Trainee or Candidate within the training. Graduation from the ANZSJA CGJI Analytic Training depends upon the measure of the Candidate’s ability to relate to the unconscious and to demonstrate professional competence, rather than only 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 applicant’s personal analysts are excluded from voting or reporting in any way on their analysand’s application for admission to training, or on their progression through the training process. It is a requirement of the training programme that Trainees continue with at least twice weekly personal analysis for the duration of training.

Membership of ANZSJA and IAAP

Successful completion of all training requirements leads to certification as a Jungian Analyst. Graduates may then apply for membership of ANZSJA. Membership of ANZSJA leads automatically to membership of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).