Training to Become a Jungian Analyst
The Philadelphia Jung Institute is engaged in the selection and training of certified
Jungian analysts in collaboration with
the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Graduates
of this program are eligible for membership in
the International Association of Analytical Psychology,
the international accrediting body of Jungian analysts and institutes.
The analytic training program consists of small colloquia devoted to the study of Jungian psychology,
an in-depth training analysis, a symbolic approach to the psyche and the clinical practice of Jungian
analysis. Large group lectures with visiting analysts and scholars worldwide are included in the training.
Candidates for training meet 13 hours per weekend during the two academic semesters and twice yearly
at four-day IRSJA conferences. Rigorous evaluations,
papers, clinical presentations and extensive supervision as well as written and oral examinations are
all essential elements of the training process.
Prerequisites for applying for training are a minimum of 100 hours of personal analysis with a Jungian Analyst
certified by IAAP and participation in the Philadelphia Jung Seminar
for a minimum of six months. It is strongly recommended that prospective candidates participate in the seminar for at
least one year before applying for training status. Seminar curricula can be found on
the seminar page.
Admission to the training program is determined by analysts of the Philadelphia Jung Institute and a
national committee of analysts from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Once accepted into
the Analyst Training Program, training generally takes between five and eight years and expenses are conservatively
estimated at $12,000 - $15,000 per year. Training expenses include individual Jungian analysis and supervision
throughout training, local seminar or colloquium fees, books, and travel expenses.
More information can be found in the
IRSJA Training Manual.
The podcast, "This Jungian Life," devoted an episode to outlining the prerequisites, practicalities and processes
which lead up to and constitute Jungian analytic training. It is highly informative.
PAJA supports diversity, pledges equity and fosters inclusivity. We strive for personal and cultural sensitivity in all our endeavors. We encourage students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity and national or ethnic origin to participate in our programs.
For further information regarding training with the Philadelphia Jung Institute, please contact the
Director of Training:
Joan Golden-Alexis, PhD
Philadelphia Jung Institute Academic Year Curricula
The analytic training program meets monthly all day Friday and Saturday. On Fridays, candidates for training meet
in didactic and case colloquia according to the syllabus below. On Saturdays, candidates join the Philadelphia Jung
Seminar for the Saturday lecture only. Consult the Seminar Curriculum for the Saturday lectures.