The following information is provided as a guideline for those interested in training with the C.G. Jung Institute of ANZSJA. The Institute offers comprehensive analytic training to suitably qualified and experienced clinicians. The training is cohort-based with an intake approximately every seven years. Previous intakes were in 1997 and 2006. Applications are closed for the 2013 training intake. Significant preparation and time is necessary before application and it is recommended that potential applicants read the following information carefully.
The following is a general guide only, based on the requirements of the 2013 intake. This information will be reviewed and updated before the next iteration of training. Individuals considering training are encouraged to register their interest with the ANZSJA administrative assistant at ANZSJAinfo@y7mail.com. Those registered will receive updated information on training and ANZSJA professional development activities. Current Trainees and Candidates should refer to the Handbook for information.
Pre-requisites for Application to Training
The core of analytic training is the personal analysis. The Trainee/Candidate’s own analysis facilitates psychological development and clinical integrity. In order to apply the applicant needs to have completed a minimum of 150 hours of individual (not group) analysis with an ANZSJA/IAAP member Analyst over a period of not less than two years, six months of which must be immediately prior to the application. Personal Analysts are excluded from voting or reporting in any way on their analysand’s admission to training or on their progression from one stage of training to another. It is a requirement of the training programme that Trainees and Candidates continue with twice weekly personal analysis for the duration of training. The numerical fulfilment of the required hours, however, does not oblige the Institute to admit an applicant or to advance a Trainee/Candidate within the training.
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 programme. 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.
All Trainees/Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to conduct analytic practice, carrying an appropriate number of hours of clinical work with patients/clients. In exceptional cases, where individuals entering training are not already engaged in the practice of psychotherapy or counselling, they will need to gradually build their analytic practice during the course of their training. Trainees/Candidates must belong to a professional organization, which has its own code of ethics, or be registered by a relevant Board. Trainees/Candidates must hold professional indemnity insurance covering their clinical practice and ensure that they comply with all legal requirements for practice.
A minimum of 25 hours of individual supervision of clinical work with patients/clients in a therapeutic setting is required. A non-ANZJSA/IAAP supervisor may meet this pre-admission requirement. From the commencement of training weekly supervision with an ANZSJA Analyst is required. From Stage 2 this increases to weekly supervision with two ANZSJA Training Analysts.
An applicant must ordinarily have a degree or academic qualifications recognized as being equivalent to a degree. If the academic qualifications contain insufficient study of dynamic and developmental psychology, the Institute may require further study in these areas to be undertaken prior to the commencement of Stage 2.
Applicants must be at least 30 years of age. It is an advantage to have a relevant and recognized professional qualification which carries clinical responsibility, and to have had clinical experience within a psychiatric setting. Intending applicants who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to discuss their individual circumstances with the Directors of Training as early as possible.
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. As 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.
If at any stage a Trainee/Candidate is required to withdraw, they may appeal to a Review Board composed of three members of the Institute plus at least three additional ANZSJA members. The decision of the Review Board is final. Where the withdrawal is initiated by the Trainee/Candidate, pro-rata refunds of training fees will only be considered in exceptional circumstances (e.g. onset of a serious medical condition).
Requirements and Criteria:
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 by the Institute. Eventual certification depends upon the measure of the Candidate’s ability to relate to the unconscious and to demonstrate professional competence, rather than 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 Institute is responsive to Trainee’s/Candidate’s individual needs and encourages open and direct communication with the Directors of Training.
Leave of Absence:
Under certain circumstances a short leave of absence may be granted if approved by the Institute. If leave of more than six months is taken without this approval, the individual will be considered to have withdrawn from the program.
Assessment of the professional competence of Trainees/Candidates is conducted through observation of interaction in residential and regional seminars, written assessment tasks, presentations and individual interviews.
All applications and materials relating to the admission or advancement within training are regarded as confidential. An application will include the following items
- Completed application form (available from the Secretary of Training)
- Academic transcripts
- Curriculum vitae
- Autobiography of personal and psychological development, not more than 2,000 words
- Letters from all Analysts with whom the applicant has worked, stating the number of analytic hours and the dates when the analyses took place. (NOTE: The Analysts do not recommend for or against acceptance into training, nor are they asked or allowed 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 may be contacted for their recommendation on the applicant’s clinical and ethical practice).
- A non-refundable application administration fee of AUD320. Please note, fees are subject to change.
Criteria by Which Applicants are Chosen for Interview
The application information is reviewed by the Institute according to the following criteria:
- Adequacy and extent of basic training
- Extent and quality of professional experience
- Applicant’s reputation among colleagues for standards of personal and professional integrity
- Evidence of potential to become a Jungian Analyst.
Three ANZSJA Training Analysts who do not know the applicant conduct the formal selection interviews. The interviews concentrate upon qualities of personal development, academic background and clinical experience. On rare occasions, an applicant may be invited to a fourth interview and the recommendation of the clinical supervisor may be sought.
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 studies
- A readiness to continue in the ongoing development of a fruitful relationship with their unconscious.
At the discretion of the Institute a presentation of a sample of work (e.g. a case presentation or other supplementary information) may be requested.
Clinical Seminar Discussion:
Applicants also participate in a two hour case discussion led by two Training Analysts, with 6-8 applicants in each seminar.
Applicants must demonstrate:
- A sustained interest in the intra-psychic and interpersonal aspects of the psychology of individuals
- A readiness to continue in the ongoing development of a fruitful relationship with the unconscious
- The ability to participate productively and respectfully in group process.
The Training Analysts conducting the three individual interviews and the group seminar recommend to the Institute acceptance or otherwise. If successful the applicant is admitted to the Preliminary Stage of training.
There are three major stages of training: Preliminary Stage (Trainee), Stage 1 (Trainee), and Stage 2 (Candidate). Progression from one stage to the next is an individual matter, and is not solely based on the fulfilment 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 and 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 1 may be with any ANZJSA Analyst. In Stage 2, 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 1. Advancement occurs following three successful interviews and the endorsement of the Institute.
Stage 1 has a 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 written assessment tasks. Core subjects in the training curriculum are studied at residential and regional seminars and online.
Three elective online units need to be completed during the Preliminary Stage through to Stage 2.
The Trainee/Candidate participates in an analytically oriented infant observation and seminar over a period of 18 to 24 months, during which a minimum of 18 months of observation will occur. Infant observation seminars facilitated by ANZJSA Analysts will be concurrent with the infant observation.
Entry to Stage 2 assessment and examination:
Progression follows upon completion of all Stage 1 tasks and seminars, acceptance of a 5000 word written paper, a successful oral presentation, three interviews and endorsement by the Institute.
Stage 2 lasts for a minimum of two years and, except for unusual circumstances, may not last for longer than four years. During Stage 2 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. A psychiatric observation placement approved by the Directors of Training is required, though exemptions are possible for those Candidates who have already fulfilled this requirement. During Stage 2 the focus of training is on the Candidate’s analytic practice, which occurs under the supervision of two Training Analysts. The written requirements in Stage 2 include a 10,000 word case study and a 15,000 word thesis.
Clinical Experience/Supervised Analysis
During Stage 2 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 take supervision with two Training Analyst supervisors 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, organisation 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.
Clinical Experience Other Than Supervision Work
During Stage 2 the Candidate is encouraged to gain experience in a wide variety of clinical practice.
Before the end of Stage 2, 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
Before completing Stage 2 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, which pulls together 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 some 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.
Membership of ANZSJA and IAAP
Successful completion of all Stage 2 requirements leads to certification as a Jungian Analyst. Graduates may apply for membership of ANZSJA, which is approved through a vote by the ANZSJA membership at the following AGM. If the graduate is accepted into ANZSJA, membership is formally confirmed before the membership at the next AGM. Acceptance leads automatically to membership of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
The annual training fee, fees for interviews, examination readers’ fees, 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 is 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 costs 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 in 2018, the fee will reduce to approximately $3000 per annum.
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.
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