Analytical Training Program

The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco offers a training program leading to certification as a Jungian analyst. The program is open to licensed clinicians and is structured to promote the development of mature, psychologically conscious clinicians.  For more information, or to receive an application packet for admission by post, please contact Helene Dorian at (415) 771-8055 ext, *210. Click HERE to download a PDF application. A completed application packet will include: 1 Cover Sheet of Packet Contents, 1 Cover Letter, 1 Application, 1 Analyst Verification of Analytic Hours, 1 Release to Admissions, 4 Letters of Reference/Release of Information, 4 Copies of Ethical Standards, 4 Analytic Training Brochures and 1 iCAT Brochure. Applications must be postmarked no later than 12/31/17.

A working knowledge of Jungian concepts is developed during four years of participation in seminars, continuous case conferences, and recommended reading of related texts. Through control analysis, the candidate learns to integrate the experiences of his or her training into his or her own psychotherapeutic practice. An essential part of training is personal analysis. It provides the means for the candidate to further personal growth and identity as an individual and as an analyst by establishing meaningful connection with his or her psyche.

What’s the difference between a psychotherapist and an analyst?

All psychotherapists, including analysts, go through varied educational and licensing programs according to their degree type. Analysts are licensed psychotherapists who have chosen to undergo a rigorous training beyond the requirements of licensure. This process involves extensive education in Jungian theory and practice including group process and case seminar, years of case consultation, and many years of personal analysis. The purpose of this extensive process is to cultivate and broaden a practitioner’s consciousness of self and to foster an increased depth of therapeutic capacity.

Is the program open to any interested person?

Ours is a post-license program. It presupposes a thorough knowledge of and substantial experience in the general field of psychotherapy. We only consider applicants who have a license from the State of California to practice psychotherapy and who are already experienced psychotherapists. This includes psychiatrists who have completed a psychiatric residency (through PGY IV), Licensed Psychologists (PhD/PsyD), Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and Registered Nurses who are certified nurse specialists with a master’s degree in mental health nursing (CNS). In addition, applicants must have at least 150 hours of personal therapy with a certified Jungian analyst who is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

How long does the San Francisco training program last?

Candidates attend weekly seminars for four years, but after that, the timeline for completion of the subsequent requirements is highly individual. Our training is based on the model of individual development rather than the scholastic model of achievement, thus there can be wide variance in the length of training.

Can you do the program by some form of distance learning?

Since the program presupposes weekly candidate seminar meetings over four years, ongoing analysis and personal relationships within the analytic community, we only consider applicants who are residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, generally within 150 miles of the Institute.

Is there a national or international curriculum for becoming a Jungian analyst?

Each Jungian training program is independent and is based on local needs and the traditions of each society. In North America, the various training societies consult at an annual training directors’ meeting, but their programs are separate and independent.

What degrees do you grant?

We offer certification in analytical psychology, but we are not a degree-granting institution. There are, however, several institutions in California offering clinical or philosophical programs with a Jungian orientation. You might also consider our Public Programs as a way to learn more about Jungian psychology.