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Jungian Analytic Training for Qualified Psychotherapists

The Association of Jungian Analysts offers a training programme for qualified and experienced psychotherapists. This specialised training enables the transition from psychotherapist to Jungian analyst. The principal aim of the programme is to build on  previous training and current clinical work. The training is offered to registrants of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and /or the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Successful completion of the programme leads to membership of the Association of Jungian Analysts, and of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

The next intake of candidates is in January 2017. Applications are invited, and will be processed from 1st June 2016. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2016.

For all Training enquiries please email Helena Rogowska  at:


Information Day

12 March 2016 in London

from 2-4pm



Programme outline

The training comprises of three strands: a seminar programe, clinical work under supervision and personal analysis.

Seminar programme

The seminar programme consists of 20 weekend modules taking place over two years (2017 and 2018). The programme is concerned with clinical, personal, social, intellectual and spiritual aspects of individual development. The training, in the context of a sustained personal analysis, aims to provide a thorough analytic foundation.

Within this, the development of sound therapeutic practice cultivates a respect for the healing potential of the unconscious. The archetypal and prospective character of the unconscious forms the centre of clinical theoretical work. In a practical sense, this means that the orientation of the training is on healing through symbolic transformation, as well as the diagnosis, aetiology and treatment of symptoms. Dream analysis is an integral part of the therapeutic approach as is analysis of transference and countertransference.

Clinical work under supervision

Candidates are normally expected to see two training patients three times weekly during training.  A first case is seen for a minimum of two years; a second, for a minimum of eighteen months. They are supervised weekly, individually, with an AJA supervisor for a minimum total of 140 hours. There is one supervisor for each training patient, one male and one female.

Personal analysis

Personal analysis is a minimum of three times weekly with an AJA professional member and continues throughout the training up to qualification. The analysis is to be on three separate days, in person rather than by telephone, skype or email (unless agreed otherwise with the training committee). By the end of the training successful candidates must have had at least four years of three-times weekly analysis at the point of applying for membership. Consideration is given to continuing an established analysis with an IAAP analyst who is not a member of AJA, provided the analyst is qualified to analyse candidates in their own organisation. For applicants who already have a significant amount (at least five years) of three (or more) times weekly analysis, analysis twice-weekly may be appropriate during training.

Admission criteria

Applications are invited from psychotherapists registered with UKCP or BPC, who meet the following criteria:

  • have a degree or equivalent;
  • have completed a training in psychotherapy recognised by UKCP or BPC and hold registration with one of these two organisations;
  • have had at least 240 hours of personal analysis with an approved IAAP analyst before the training starts;
  • have an established clinical practice (private, NHS or equivalent) which includes some twice- or three-times weekly work;
  • have had supervision with an IAAP analyst before the training starts;
  • have participated in Jungian and psychodynamic seminars, either during training or since qualifying as a psychotherapist;
  • have completed a minimum six months psychiatric placement;
  • have a professional approach to cpd since qualifying as a psychotherapist.

The Association of Jungian Analysts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in relation to admission to training by psychotherapists who meet the above criteria.

Further infomation

For the Prospectus please click here

For the Curriculum please click here

For an Application Form please click here

Enquiry Form