B3 BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER
On successfully completing training, candidates become members of the Association of Jungian Analysts. You may apply to become a professional member a minimum of three years after qualifying and if your application is successful you may then see candidates for analysis. You are asked to show your maturation as an analyst since qualification so that you can hold and contain the complex dynamics in work with candidates.
The professional committee may invite members to consider applying for professional membership as part of their continuing professional development. Applications are considered bearing in mind each person’s unique background and professional opportunities. Please expand on the following themes in your application showing that you have:
- an in-depth clinical practice with a wide range of patients, analysing at different frequencies of sessions per week, both long and short term;
- a minimum of fifty hours of individual supervision extending over the time of your membership;
- evidence of continuing professional development which can include teaching activities, publications, presentations, research, supervision, cultural involvement, and work within and for the analytic community;
- good standing with the ethics committee;
- and that your AJA fees are paid up to date.
To determine eligibility please apply to the chair of the professional committee and describe your analytic practice as outlined above. Please ask your supervisor to write an account of your work together in the form of a short report a copy of which they give to you for inclusion with your application. Please also include copies of your CPD returns relating to the past three years.
The professional committee will ask a professional member to meet you to discuss your development, and write a report, a copy of which will also be sent to you at the end of the process. We will send a copy of your application, supervisor’s report and the CPD returns to your interviewer.
The committee considers your application, your supervisor’s reference, and the interview report. It advises Council whether to offer professional membership, or to ask you to wait. If you are offered professional membership this will be communicated to you by the Chair of Council. If you are asked to wait, the chair of the professional committee will meet you to discuss which CPD areas might need attention. If you have concerns about the processing of your application, and wish to appeal, the professional committee will ask two members and an external assessor to consider any appeal.
Professional membership is offered in writing and announced to AJA at a monthly meeting, at which a certificate will be presented.
If you are an AJA member previously qualified with another group, or a member of an IAAP group other than AJA, and have professional membership or equivalent of that group and meet the above criteria, you may see AJA candidates in training for analysis. Please contact the professional committee to register your status.