John J Costello
John Costello is a Jungian Analyst with a private practice in London. He is a professional member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (ICAP) and is currently in charge of training in that group. Address: 122 Lupus Street, London SW1V 4AN.
In response to our course list we received the following:
CG Jung died in 1961 and already in 1955 an international body called The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAPP) was formed to promote the knowledge and study of analytical psychology and to encourage the maintenance of high standards of training and practice. The initial training groups were formed in Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now in 1991 there are some thirty training groups spread all over the globe with a 1500 worldwide membership and a somewhat equal number of candidates in training. Each training group has its own standards but these are approved and given recognition by the International Association for Analytical Psychology. In most instances the standards required by the local training group are in excess of the minimum requirements of the international body.
To give some indication of these I will list the minimum requirements of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. These are:
1. Three years of personal analysis comprising of at least 240 hours with a recognised Jungian analyst.
2. Undergo a period of client supervision. This comprises of at least 180 hours of working with clients over a period of 18 months and at least 100 hours of supervision with a recognised Jungian analyst.
3. A knowledge of Jungian psychology and related material.
4. Evidence of suitability to become a member of the IAPP. This is established by interview.
5. Evidence of an academic degree or equivalent.
If these requirements are fulfilled by an individual who resides in a country where there is no recognised training group then an application for individual membership is considered by the Executive Committee of the IAPP. Otherwise membership has to be sought through the recognised training group in a country.
In July the first recognised Jungian analyst returned to Ireland and commenced practice in Dublin. There is no recognised training group in Ireland and it is not anticipated that there will be one until there are at least six analysts resident in the country. At that stage they will be in a position to form a training group.
There are some six Irish born Jungian analysts but currently only one resides in Ireland. At present they are in the process of forming a professional group to help with enquiries in the training of Jungian analysts.