Post Graduate Training for Qualified Psychotherapists
The AJA Jungian Analytic Training for Qualified Psychotherapists is unique in the United Kingdom in that it is designed specifically for psychotherapists, who are already qualified and experienced, but who want to train to become a Jungian analyst. The principal aim of the programme is to build on previous training and current clinical work. Other Jungian Analytic trainings begin from first principles.
Applications are invited from psychotherapists who are registrants of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and/or the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), (or equivalent). Successful completion of the programme leads to membership of the Association of Jungian Analysts, and of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
The next intake of candidates is in January 2024. Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline for applications has been extended to 30 September 2023.
For all Training enquiries please email Helena Rogowska at:
T: 07901 590015
The training comprises of three strands: a seminar programme, clinical work under supervision and personal analysis.
The seminar programme consists of 20 weekend modules taking place over two years (2024 and 2025). 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 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, video conference 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.
Applications are invited from psychotherapists registered with UKCP or BPC (or equivalent). Each application is considered individually. Most applicants will meet the following criteria. If you have some, but not all of the following, please contact the chair of training to discuss your application:
- 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 which should include some 3-times-weekly work;
- 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 had 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.
For the Prospectus please click here – 2020 JATQP – Prospectus
For the Curriculum please click here – AJA_JATQP_Curriculum
For an Application Form please click here – AJA JATQP Application Form