Training a Jungian Analyst



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.