Who we are

The Texas Seminar of the I-RSJA

We provide a professional level of education in Jungian Analytical Psychology to interested and qualified students.  Our Seminar is one of several Seminars that comprise the Jungian training institute of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (www.irsja.org).  Our Seminar attempts to promote a forum for both didactic learning of analytic psychology and for the conscious development of oneself as an analyst.  The Seminar is also open to non-matriculating students: mental health clinicians who are interested in understanding and applying Jungian and post-Jungian theory to their practice and their lives. 

We offer training for individuals interested in becoming Jungian Analysts as well as 
for clinicians who wish to enhance their practices through an intensive study of Jungian perspective.

Our deadline for the 2017-2018 training year has passed.  If you are interested in training for 2018-2019, please  
contact our Admissions Coordinator, Susan Negley, who is available to answer any questions 
and would appreciate the opportunity to tell you about our extraordinary program.

Our Philosophy

The training philosophy of our Seminar is based on the understanding that Jungian analysis involves an integration of clinical, intellectual, symbolic, emotional and ethical expertise.  We are grounded first and foremost in the importance of a personal analysis for analytic learning. Therefore, we require a minimum of 100 hours of analysis before a person can be considered for entry into our Seminar, and strongly recommend multiple sessions a week at some point during their training.  It is important that applicants possess an understanding of the commitment such a process entails.

Basic Structure of the Seminar

The Seminar convenes 10 hours for 9 weekends, each weekend consisting of 10 hours of didactic instruction.  Participants also participate in monthly 4-6 hour clinical colloquium to discuss cases with an experienced analyst and in a process group which meets three times per year. The subject matter of the didactic part of the Seminar is focused on a comprehensive understanding of Jung’s Collected Works, on myth, symbol, and current advances in Jungian thought.  This includes some of  post-Jungian and psychoanalytic innovations along with classical and archetypal approaches.  Our hope is that Seminar participants will find their own point of view. Toward this end process groups are an integral part of our curriculum, along with regular case presentations and written papers.

Our Focus

Our focus is not merely to train Jungian analysts, but to provide a space in which Seminar participants can challenge themselves and one another into creative and integrated thought in order to better meet the people who enter their consulting rooms.  

Please click here for a more detailed description of our Seminar.

The Texas Seminar is offering classes for the 2017-2018 training year.  Applications for training for the 2018-2019 year are due by May 1, 2018.  Please contact our Admissions Coordinator for further information.