Foundations of Analytical Psychology

An Introductory Course in Jungian and Post-Jungian Concepts


We are now accepting applications for the third term of the Foundations Course.

You can dowload an application form here.

For more details, including the full programme and the fees for the third term, please click on the FC Third Term tab in the sidebar


Details of the 2nd term currently running are below:

October 2014 – March 2015
20 Wednesday evenings

This course provides an introduction to key Jungian and Post–Jungian concepts. It consists of a talk from a member of The SAP, followed by small group discussions which allow these concepts to be further digested and personalized, also led by a member of The SAP.

Note: A clinical discussion group may be offered for a 3rd term for those interested in further reflection

For an application form for 2014-15, please click here.

The programme for 2014-15 is currently being finalised. For an indication of the topics and speakers, please look at the current year's programme below.


Term 1 (9th October – 11th December 2013)

9th October

Malcolm Rushton

Jung’s Model of the Psyche

16th October

Lucinda Hawkins

Jung – The Man

23rd October

Clare Landgrebe

Complexes and Archtypes

30th October

Christopher Perry

The Shadow

6th November

Warren Colman

The Self

13th November

Judith Brech

The Transcendent Function

20th November

Maggie McAlister

Jungian Perspectives on Dissociation and Psychosis

27th November

Jan Wiener

Transference and Countertransference

4th December

Inge Spencer

Animus & Anima

11th December

Christine Driver

The Ego/Self Relationship


Term 2 (8th January – 12th March 2014)

8th January

Elizabeth Urban

Post-Jungian Infant Development Theory

15th January

Katherine Killick

Why Intensive Analysis?

22nd January

Wendy Bratherton

Analytical Psychology and the Body

29th January

Robert Withers


5th February

Averil Williams

Active Imagination, Amplification and Music

12th February

Murray Stein  (Guest Speaker)


19th February

Roderick Peters


26th February

Frances O’Brien

Neurobiology, Trauma and Jung

5th March

Roderick Main (Guest Speaker)


12th March

Martin Schmidt


To download a copy of the programme, please click here (PDF, 86 KB).


Entry requirement: Interest in Jungian concepts

Venue: The Society of Analytical Psychology

Fees: £600 for 2 terms; £300 for the 3rd term

Completion Certificate: A minimum attendance of 80% is required to receive a course completion certificate


For a full programme brochure, please click here (PDF, 617 KB).

For further information and to enroll for next year, please contact the Education & Training Administrator on

020 7419 8896

We reserve the right to cancel or alter any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.

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What participants have to say about the SAP Foundations Course:


It has been a thoroughly worthwhile experience: a chance to learn from expert Jungian practitioners, accompanied by a diverse group of people whose warmth and engagement have helped make this a true learning opportunity. All in a wonderful setting surrounded by books. What more could I ask?


It’s been a stimulating, thought-provoking and moving experience provided by a marvellously diverse range of inspiring analysts in the company of curious, compassionate and sometimes challenging people. Thank you.


I am a professional in the field and this is not the first course I have attended so far. The Foundation Course at SAP has been outstanding, inspirational, with the right balance of high calibre academic lectures and experiential group activities; it has helped me in my work with patients and encouraged me to pursue further training. I highly recommend it.


The SAP Foundations Course has been deeply stimulating and satisfying. I expected a fairly academic introduction to Jungian thinking. Instead, it has been a very personal experience of learning and sharing with tutors and other participants.


I found the foundations course very informative as well as a rich and engaging experience. I particularly appreciated the teaching style which I think distinguishes the SAP: sincere and thoughtful as well as grounded in the personal experience of the analysts. I really enjoyed the discussion groups, which helped me further digest the concepts, ask questions and share impressions and personal experiences in a thoughtful and emotionally engaging way with the other participants. I have also met new colleagues and people with similar interests, which in itself has been very valuable.