Training Process

The following information is offered as a guideline and reflects changes from the previous training process.

Throughout training, over the five year period, Trainees/Candidates attend residential and non-residential intensives, and small group seminars. In addition they complete online units, complete an infant observation and related concurrent seminars, participate in a psychiatric observation, and continue with their own reading and research.

There are two stages of training: Stage I (Trainee), and Stage II (Candidate). Progression from one stage to the next will be assessed by satisfactory completion of assessment tasks, an essay, personal interviews with Training Analysts, consultation with seminar leaders and endorsement of the Institute. Progression assessments are concurrent with the C.G. Jung Institute meeting, held in Melbourne, annually in May.

Progression is not solely based on the fulfilment of task requirements, analytic and 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.

Twice weekly personal analysis with an ANZSJA Analyst is required throughout the training. Weekly supervision with an ANZSJA Analyst is required in Stage I. In Stage II, weekly supervision with two ANZSJA Training Analysts is required.

Stage I

Stage I has a minimum duration of at least one year and a maximum of three years. In addition to twice weekly personal analysis and weekly clinical supervision, a Trainee follows prescribed readings and participates in the residential and non-residential intensives, small group seminars and online units. Core subjects in the training curriculum are studied and Trainees present clinical and theoretical material in these intensives, seminars and units. In addition, Trainees undertake an analytically orientated infant observation and concurrent seminars.

Clinical Experience/Supervised Practice: During Stage I the Trainee continues to develop and maintain a psychotherapeutic practice with sufficient individual patient/client contact hours to enable them to support the learning requirements of the training and develop their analytic skills.

A Trainee may apply to progress to Stage II having successfully completed all the required assessment tasks and at least 1 year of Infant Observation. The Progression tasks involves a 5000 word clinical paper, at least two interviews with Training Analysts, (excluding their Analyst and Supervisor), and an endorsement by the Institute. The Trainee’s clinical practice at this progression point, should be able to support patients/clients to be seen multiple times a week over a period of two or more years as required in Stage II, approximately ten sessions a week. 

Stage II

Stage II Candidates continue with twice weekly personal analysis, commence twice weekly clinical supervision, participate in all residential and non-residential intensives, small group seminars, online units and continue with prescribed and personal reading, research and annual assessment tasks.

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 focus is on the Candidate’s transition from psychotherapeutic to analytic practice, which occurs under the supervision of two Training Analysts. Candidates continue to develop and maintain a practice with sufficient patient /client contact hours to enable them to support the learning requirements of the training and develop their analytic skills, approximately ten 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. Such patients or clients may be seen or commenced in Stage I.

During Stage II each Candidate conducts analyses with at least two adult training cases. Each training case must be seen a minimum of twice per week for a period of at least two years. The Candidate must have weekly supervision for each case with a Training Analyst.

Thesis or Project Progression task: 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, bringing together different facets of the training and upon which the Candidate has reflected at some depth. After the Thesis is assessed and passed, the Candidate makes an oral presentation to a panel at the next Institute meeting.

Case Study Progression task: 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 passed, the Candidate makes an oral presentation based on this case study to a panel at the next Institute meeting.

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 progress 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 awarding the title ‘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).


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Reviewed June 2020