Training Program


We hope to inspire our students through a curriculum that encourages them to think and process deeply for themselves as they integrate the ideas of C.G. Jung, post-Jungian writers, and other depth theorists.  Similarly, our faculty aims to offer an enlivened experience through flexibility of method, orientation, and individual interests. 


As Jung attempted to synthesize multiple areas of thought, so too our Seminar's philosophy is based on the understanding that Jungian analysis involves an integration of clinical, intellectual, symbolic, ethical and emotional expertise.  We offer a curriculum in the study of Jungian and post-Jungian theories that strives to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Collected Works and Post-Jungian developments in Analytical Psychology.  In our didactic seminar participants study the nature of the complex, archetypal theory, dreams and dream interpretation, mythology and fairy tales, alchemy, and the process of individuation.  Our curriculum also includes the study of developmental psychology and other psychoanalytic innovations, including psychodynamic assessment and diagnosis.


Our focus is not merely to train Jungian analysts, but to provide a space in which Seminar participants can challenge themselves and one another to engage creative and integrated thought in order to better meet the individuals who enter their consulting rooms.  It is not necessary to intend to train to become a Jungian analyst to apply to the Seminar.  Clinicians with an interest in studying Jungian theory and the application of that theory to their clinical practices and to their lives are also welcome to apply.


"Learn your theories as well you can,

but put them aside when you touch the living soul."

​                                                                                                                -- C.G. Jung

The curriculum is designed to build on Jung’s foundational opus, and includes the study of psychic structure (e.g., archetypes, the Self, the collective unconscious), content (e.g., archetypal imagery, myths, symbols), and process (e.g., compensation, individuation, the transcendent function, self-regulation).  Each year our classes are grouped thematically, to cover the fundamentals of Analytic Psychology, analytic method, and the depth study of archetypal psychology and individuation.


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTIC PSYCHOLOGY

  • History: Jung's Life and Theory Development
  • The Word Association Experiment: Theory and Application
  • Complex Theory and Neurosis
  • Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
  • Infancy and Individuation: Symbol Formation
  • Individuation in the Second Half of Life
  • Jungian Theory through Time
  • Dreams
  • Psychological Types and Functions
  • Introduction to Alchemy


ANALYTIC METHODS - ATTITUDE, FRAME, & ASSESSMENT

  • The Frame of Analysis: Contrasting Psychotherapy and Depth Psychology
  • Psychology of the Transference and Countertransference
  • Transference and Countertransference: The Analytic Third
  • Experience in Groups: The Individual in the Collective
  • Jung's Epistemology in the Contemporary World
  • Religious and Spiritual Aspects in the Process of Individuation
  • Psychopathology: Personality Patterns and Disorders
  • Psychodynamic Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Dreams and Approach to the Unconscious
  • Implicit Relational Knowing: Inter-subjective Communication


ARCHETYPES AND INDIVIDUATION

  • Archetypes as Instincts
  • Archetypes in Ego-Self Relation
  • Dynamic Tensions and the Transcendent Function
  • Archetypes in Fairytale
  • Archetypes in Mythologies
  • Archetypes in the Religious Function of the Psyche
  • Alchemy II
  • Active Imagination
  • The Un-named Experience: Mysteries and Pathologies
  • Archetypes of Initiation and Emergence

Curriculum revised June 2010