APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING
The C.G. Jung Institute of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts invites applications from individuals throughout Australia and New Zealand who wish to be considered for training as Jungian analysts. The closing date for applications is the 30th December 2012. Application forms and information packages are available from the Secretary of Training at ANZSJAinfo@y7mail.com.
For further details of the training curriculum and requirements for admission to training please visit: http://www.anzsja.org.au/?page=training
C.G. JUNG INSTITUTE OF ANZSJA
ANALYST TRAINING OVERVIEW
The C.G.Jung Institute, hereafter called "the Institute", seeks to offer a comprehensive training which will be available to suitably qualified and experienced clinicians, committed to the development of a mature and conscious personality, who are willing to undertake the task of assimilating Jungian thought and practice by developing an individual style of work with the unconscious both personally and professionally. The Institute requires all trainees and candidates to ensure they comply with any legal requirements for practice. Fulfilling such requirements is the responsibility of the individual applicant. Analytic training is postgraduate in character. Completion of training and the awarding of the title Jungian Analyst do not necessarily assure that legal requirements are met.
Pre-requisites for Admission
Prior to applying for admission the applicant shall have completed a minimum of 150 hours of personal 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. The applicant is expected to continue with personal analysis during the training period, twice weekly for the duration of the training.
The core of analytic training is the personal analysis, which is the foundation of competent analytic practice. It facilitates psychological development and clinical integrity through an in-depth experiential investigation of the unconscious and a meaningful conscious connection with its psychic contents. It further illuminates the theory and practice of Jungian analysis from personal experience as a trainee develops an individual style in the practice of analysis.
The psychoanalytic psychotherapy trainings in PACFA stipulate that their trainees are ineligible for health insurance rebate for the analysis/psychotherapy received during training. Claiming a rebate for training analysis or psychotherapy is considered unethical practice.
Personal analysis and supervised clinical practice must be individual hours in order to qualify for credit. The numerical fulfilment of the required hours, however, does not oblige the Institute to admit an applicant into training, or to advance a trainee within it. Trainees are evaluated and monitored throughout. Personal analysts are excluded from voting on their analysands’ admission to training or on their movement from one stage of training to another. Personal analysts do not report on a trainee/candidate.
All trainee/candidates must demonstrate the capacity to conduct analytic practice, carrying an appropriate number of hours of work with patients/clients. Individuals who enter training who are not engaged in the practice of Jungian psychotherapy prior to admission are expected to gradually build their analytic one to one practice during the course of their training. Trainees/candidates must belong to a professional organization, which has its own code of ethics, and they must hold professional indemnity insurance. (Note: Admission to Preliminary Stage and Stage 1 involves trainees who become candidates on advancement to Stage II).
A minimum of 25 hours supervision for one to one clinical work with patients/clients in a therapeutic setting is required of all applicants. A non-Jungian supervisor can meet this requirement. All trainees must seek appropriate supervision for their practice. If they are engaged in in-depth work, they are encouraged to arrange supervision with an ANZSJA/IAAP analyst.
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. Such make-up work must be undertaken prior to the completion of Stage II.
Applicants must be at least 30 years of age at the time of the application and must have worked for three consecutive years in a clinical capacity. Professional experience will be taken into consideration in the selection of trainees. It is an advantage for applicants to have a relevant and recognized professional qualification, which carries clinical responsibility, and to have had experience within a psychiatric setting.
There is no automatic transfer from any IAAP training programme into training conducted by the C. G. Jung Institute of ANZSJA. An applicant who has partially completed another IAAP-recognised training needs to apply and be assessed in the same manner as other applicants. As the ANZSJA training is a cohort training, opportunities for recognition of prior learning will be limited to electives where evidence of full coverage of elective material can be demonstrated.
At any stage in the training course a trainee or candidate may be required to withdraw. The person affected may appeal to a Review Board composed of three members the Institute plus at least three additional ANZSJA/IAAP members. The decision of the Review Board is final and no further communication will be entered into.
Where the withdrawal has been initiated by the trainee, pro-rata refunds of training fees already paid will only be considered in exceptional circumstances (e.g. onset of a serious medical condition).
Requirements and Criteria
Commencing trainees need to know that 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 trainee's self-realization, the ability to relate to the unconscious and professional competence, rather than upon the accumulation of hours or credits. An important part of this process is the trainee's awareness of his/her strengths and weaknesses. It needs to be recognized that some trainees may be asked to meet individual requirements different from those of fellow trainees. The Institute is responsive to trainee’s individual needs and encourages open and direct communication.
Leave of Absence
Under certain circumstances a leave of absence may be granted if approved by the Institute. If leave is taken without this approval for more than six months, the individual will be considered to have withdrawn from the program.
Assessment of the professional competence of trainees is conducted through mutual interaction in supervision seminars, case colloquia, clinical workshops, meetings and workshops, clinical reports, interviews, and assessment tasks. What is important in this process is not whether one is free of complexes but how one becomes conscious of them and struggles with them. The course of training endeavours to establish a framework within which this process may take place so that the psyche is always honoured.
An Admission Application will include the following items
- Completed application form (available from the Secretary of Training).
- Academic transcripts.
- Curriculum vitae. (Typewritten)
- Autobiography of personal and psychological development, not more than 2,000 words (Typewritten).
- 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 from your supervisor stating the number of supervision hours and the dates when the supervision occurred.
- A non-refundable application administration of AUD320, payable to ANZSJA (see payment details below). All applications and materials relating to the admission or advancement within training are regarded as confidential.
Application materials, including scans of any required supporting documents, are to be emailed to:
Secretary of Training
See also ANZSJA website: http://www.anzsja.org.au/?page=training
Criteria by Which Applicants are Chosen for the Full Selection Process
Upon receipt of an application together with the application fee and all supporting material, the information is reviewed by the Institute according to the following criteria:
- Adequacy and extent of basic training;
- Amount, breadth and quality of professional experience;
- Evidence of aptitude in the field of depth psychotherapy;
- Applicant’s reputation among colleagues for standards of personal integrity;
- Evidence of potential for becoming a Jungian analyst.
Favourable assessment will lead to an invitation to proceed to the full selection process
The Full Selection Process
Three ANZSJA analysts who have not been involved in personal analysis or supervision with the applicant conduct the formal selection interviews. These three interviews, each of one to one and a half hours duration, assess the suitability of the applicant for training through the Institute by concentrating upon qualities of personal development, academic background and clinical experience. On rare occasions, an applicant may be invited to a 4th interview or requested to have a further interview with another analyst.
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 the unconscious.
At the discretion of the Institute a presentation of a work sample (e.g. a case presentation or other supplementary information) may be requested. The interviewing analysts will be concerned with the applicant's potential as a Jungian analyst. If successful, the applicant is admitted to the Preliminary Stage of training.
Clinical seminar discussion
Those applicants who have been called for interview will also be required to participate in a clinical seminar discussion as part of the assessment process. The seminar will involve discussion of a clinical case presented by an analyst followed by group discussion. The seminar will take 2 hours. There will be 6-8 participants in the seminar.
Applicants must demonstrate
A. A sustained interest in the intra-psychic and interpersonal aspects of the psychology of individuals;
B. A readiness to continue in the ongoing development of a fruitful relationship with the unconscious.
C. Evidence of ability to participate in the group in a way that is productive for the individual applicant and for the group as a whole.
In the event of insufficient suitable applicants to train, ANZSJA reserves the right not to proceed with the training at this time.
THE TRAINING PROCESS
There are three major stages of training: Preliminary Stage, Stage I - Trainee, Stage II - Candidacy. Stage II includes supervised training cases.
To move from one stage to the next in training, the trainee must formally apply to the Institute and then meet the formal assessment requirements. Advancement to each stage is an individual matter, and is not solely based on the fulfilment of task requirements of each stage. 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. In addition, individual progress and development will be assessed through personal interview and through consultation with seminar leaders and other analysts in contact with the trainee. Assessment tasks, supervision and analysis are required to be concurrent. Assessment examinations are concurrent with the annual C.G. Jung Institute meeting, held in Melbourne annually, and occur at no other time. For residents from cities other than Melbourne, assessment presentations and interviews will require travel to Melbourne.
Throughout training, trainees/candidates are required to attend residential and local seminars, select elective units, along with attendance at seminars by visiting analysts, case colloquia, reading, workshops, etc as offered by the Institute.
Because of the fundamental confidentiality of the analyst/analysand relationship, there is no required or permitted communication between a trainee’s personal analyst and the Institute concerning his/her progress through the training course, apart from the personal analyst's report on the number of analytic hours the trainee has completed.
This stage runs for not less than one year and is a trial period of mutual evaluation between trainee and Institute as to suitability for further training. The trainee, in addition to their personal analysis and weekly supervision, will follow prescribed reading and will attend regularly and participate in the approved residential and local training seminars, group case colloquia, organized by the regional analysts and residential coordinators. The required seminars will be designed around core subjects in the training syllabus.
- Foundational history of Analytical Psychology as a clinical and philosophical discipline
- The ethical foundations of practice as a Jungian Analyst
- The body in Jungian Analysis
- The unconscious and expressions of madness
- Training and practising as a Jungian Analyst
- Destructivity in analysis
On completion of the above requirements, the trainee may apply by the relevant application form to the Institute, to move to Stage I. His/Her analyst(s) is required to send a letter(s) certifying the number of personal analytical hours completed which shall not be less than 200. Advancement may occur following three successful interviews, with the successful presentation of a piece of work at one of these interviews, and the endorsement of the Institute.
In this stage, which will last for at least one to two years, the candidate will continue with personal analysis, with weekly supervision as required for their case work, and will participate in local and residential training seminars covering core subjects in the training syllabus including:
- The presymbolic and the emergence of a symbolising space
- Ego/Self axis and individuation
- Processes of symbolisation
- Culture and identity
- The archetypes and the collective unconscious
- Myth and fairy tales
- The meta-personal
- Psychiatry and psychopathology
- Psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic technique – a range of debates
- Interpretation and amplification – a range of debates; inter- subjectivism.
In addition, the candidate may be required to undertake further prescribed reading, to write theoretical papers on some aspect of analytical psychology, and/or to present clinical cases at appropriate group case colloquia. An infant observation and infant observation seminar will commence in Stage 1. Elective units may be selected and completed during the Preliminary Stage through to Stage II.
During Stage I the trainee should arrange to participate in an analytically oriented infant observation and infant observation seminar over a period of 18 months to, preferably, 24 months, during which a minimum of 18 months of observation would occur.
Entry to Stage II assessment and examination
To demonstrate readiness to move from Stage I to Stage II, trainees will be required to write a 5000 word paper on an aspect of their emerging experience of themselves as a clinician. The topic of this paper should be discussed with their supervisor to ensure that it fits ANZSJA requirements.
Once the paper has been read by two nominated readers and passed, the trainee will be invited to give an oral presentation to a panel based on this work at a CGJI meeting (a fee applies, see Fees). The panel will comprise, where possible, the two readers and one other analyst from outside the trainee’s region, appointed by the Institute. The trainee’s paper presentation of 30-45 minutes is followed by a free-ranging discussion with the analysts for 30-45 minutes. The panel will then present a report to the Institute.
Three individual interviews will also occur as part of Stage II Entry. The interviews provide an opportunity for trainees to demonstrate their understanding and competence in their study so far. Advancement may occur following three successful interviews, a successful paper, a successful presentation, and a positive endorsement by the Institute
Stage II - Candidacy, including Supervision of the Candidate's practice of Analysis
Stage II shall last for a minimum of two years and, except for unusual circumstances where extensions may be granted, it may not last for longer than four years. During this stage of training, personal analysis continues as required and candidates are required to attend case colloquia seminars. They are required to participate in all residential and local training seminars, reading discussions and to have contact with visiting lecturers in order to sharpen their theoretical understanding. Elective units may be taken during this time. A psychiatric placement will also occur. The core subjects in the training syllabus include:
Stage II of training will address itself to clinical matters:
- Trauma, dissociative disorders, autism
- Borderline disorders of the self
- Narcissistic personality disorders
- Termination in analysis
A. Clinical Experience/Supervised Analysis
During Stage II each candidate will conduct analyses with at least two adult training cases (a male and a female case). Each of these two cases must be seen a minimum of twice per week for a period of at least two years. The candidate must take supervision with 2 supervisors, and have weekly supervision for each case. There is a minimum of 100 hours of supervision required per training case. The training cases must be under the supervision of at least two members of the Institute who have not been the candidate’s personal analysts. During this time the candidate must also see a third case for at least one year, with a frequency deemed sufficient by the supervisor and/or Institute. The third case can be selected from couples, children, organizational work or some other speciality area following discussion with the Co-Directors of Training and the supervisor. The third case can also be a further adult analysand. This case must be supervised for at least one year.
B. Case Study
Before the end of Stage II, a candidate will be required to submit an extended case study of approximately 10,000 words, on a long term analytic case selected from the two intensive cases conducted under supervision. This case study should:
- Illustrate the candidate's depth of understanding of analytic practice.
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge of developmental process.
- Show the candidate’s ability to engage with their analysand’s unconscious/symbolic life, and with archetypal phenomena.
- Indicate a capacity to participate in the dialectic process essential to Jungian practice.
- Demonstrate a capacity to facilitate and to contain the dynamics of the analytic conjunctio at the level of the infant, the adult and the Self.
- Show an understanding of the transference and a capacity for the candidate to work with his/her countertransference.
This case study must be submitted (fees apply, see Fees) not later than four full months prior to the presentation. The Institute will appoint two readers who shall not include the candidate's personal or supervisory analysts. Once the paper has been read by the appointed readers and passed, the trainee will be invited to give an oral presentation to a panel based on this work at a CGJI meeting (a fee applies, see Fees). The panel will comprise, where possible, the two readers and one other analyst from outside the candidate’s region, appointed by the Institute. The trainee paper presentation of 30-45 minutes is followed by a free-ranging discussion with the analysts for 30-45 minutes. The panel will then present a report to the Institute.
C. Clinical Experience other than Supervision Work
During Stage II the candidate should become experienced in a wide variety of clinical practice over an adequate period, including, for example, work with disturbed children and adolescents, and those with psychotic disorders.
D. Thesis or Project
Before completing Stage II the candidate will be required to complete and present a Thesis of approximately 15,000 words, or an equivalent project on some aspect of analytical psychology or related clinical work which has been approved by the Training Co-Directors. A proposal for the Thesis topic must be submitted to the Co-Directors of Training for approval not less than 12 months prior to the anticipated date of making the presentation. The candidate may choose an analyst to act as an advisor during the writing of the Thesis and with whom he/she can confer periodically. Costs for these consultations are privately negotiated and are not covered by the Annual Training Fee.
The thesis is designed to serve as an integrative experience, which pulls together different facets of what has been learned 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.
CERTIFICATION AS A JUNGIAN ANALYST
The Examination comprises two parts:
Part 1: The Long Case Study: Paper and presentation.
Part 2: The Thesis: Paper and presentation.
The order in which these requirements are developed and presented for the examination is negotiated with the Supervisor and the Institute. Candidates are encouraged to present these assessment tasks at two different Institute meetings.
Prior to the writing, passing, and then presentation of the last paper, whether it is the Thesis or the long Case Study, the candidate must have:
- Completed a minimum of 350 hours of personal analysis, and 200 hours of analytic supervision with IAAP/ANZSJA members as approved by the Institute.
B. Has fulfilled the requirements of the Stage II.
C. Submitted the supporting documentation regarding required hours from supervisors, analysts and a letters of support from their regional analysts.
MEMBERSHIP ANZSJA and IAAP
Successful completion of all Stage II requirements leads to a certification as a Jungian Analyst accrediting and acknowledging that the candidate has fulfilled all the requirements of the Analyst Training of the C.G. Jung Institute of ANZSJA.
Graduates may apply for membership of ANZSJA, which is approved through a vote by the membership. Acceptance leads automatically to membership in the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Graduates may also be eligible to apply to other IAAP Member Societies, although each society maintains its own member requirements. If the Graduate is accepted into ANZSJA, membership is formally confirmed before the membership at the next AGM meeting.
The annual training fee, fees for interviews, examination readers’ fees, and examination presentation fees are determined annually. The current schedule of fees is set out below. All ANZSJA fees should be considered non-refundable as refunds will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Pre-admission, examination and assessment fees (in AUD):
Pre-admission Application Fee (AppFee) $320
Pre-admission Selection Process Fee (SelFee) $2200
Entry Stage I: Interviews (ES1-INT) $480
Entry Stage II: Interviews (ES2-INT) $460
Readers Fees: Entry Stage II paper (5,000 words) (ES2-PRF) $350
Readers Fees: Long Case Study (10,000 words) (S2:LCSRF) $570
Readers Fees: Thesis (15,000 words) (S2:TRF) $1200
Presentation Fees: Entry stage 11 paper presentation (ES2-PPF) $480
Presentation Fees: Stage II Long Case Study (S2LCSPF) $480
Presentation Fees: Stage II Thesis (S2: TPF) $480
Each fee has a code used when payments are made to ANZSJA CGJI. The code is bracketed after the item. Where a rewrite of a paper is required by examiners, an additional fee for the assessment is required to be paid.
Annual Training Fee (ATF):
This annual fee is expected to be AUD5650 per annum for the five years in which there is a teaching syllabus This fee will cover tuition costs for regional residential seminars, local seminars, elective units, infant observation seminars and seminar venue costs. It excludes trainee’s fares, travel costs, meals and accommodation. Trainees will also be responsible for any costs (e.g. travel, accommodation) associated with fulfilling the requirement for a psychiatric placement or for travel, if needed to local group activities or the annual assessment meeting (for interviews or presentations). For candidates who have not completed all their assessment by the time the syllabus ends, the ATF will reduce to AUD2800 per annum.
Analysis and supervision fees:
The fees for personal analysis and supervision sessions are to be negotiated and paid directly to the analysts by the trainees and candidates. It should be noted that analysis during training needs to be a minimum of twice per week, and the cost of this needs to be allowed for when considering training.
Annual ANZSJA registration fee
An annual registration of AUD250, payable to ANZSJA, is applicable in order to be registered as trainee or candidate.
For further information concerning the C.G. Jung Institute of ANZSJA Analytic Training please write to:
Secretary of Training at ANZSJAinfo@y7mail.com