The Society of Analytical Psychology has over 50 years’ experience as a training provider. Our training focuses on Jungian analysis and psychotherapy, integrating the ideas of Carl Gustav Jung and post-Jungian developments with those of psychoanalysis.
Our trainings form an Escalator Model so that anyone wishing to train at the SAP can enter and leave the escalator at the points which are most relevant to them. The escalator includes the possibility of progressing from introductory courses, to professional trainings and post qualifying courses or entry only onto the part of the escalator that meets individual training needs.
The SAP provides the following forms of training:
- A four-year training in Adult Analysis, requiring an in-depth personal analysis, seminars in Jungian, post-Jungian and psychoanalytic theory and practice, supervision of two analytic cases, clinical presentations and discussions, and a final qualifying paper. On completion of the training the individual becomes a Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology, qualified to practice as a Jungian analyst.
- A twice-weekly training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy informed by Jungian and Post-Jungian theory and practice with an emphasis on contemporary themes and ideas that are relevant to the provision of analytically informed treatments in a variety of clinical settings. It also provides participants with the opportunity to join the SAP Adult Analytic Training via the SAP Escalator Model of Training.
- A one-year course in Supervision, consisting of three terms of talks on the theory and practice of supervision, as well as supervision of supervision in groups or individually; together with an optional written paper the course qualifies the individual for membership of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisors (BAPPS).
- A two-term course in the Foundations of Analytical Psychology, consisting of 20 talks followed by small group discussions. The course provides an excellent introduction to analytical psychology and serves as a good basis for the full training in adult analysis. An optional third term is offered to participants who are considering applying to either the Adult Analytic training or the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training.
- A once monthly on-going learning experience programme - the Jungian Process and Experiential Group - for past participants of the SAP Foundations in Analytical Psychology course. JPEG group work will provide participants with an opportunity to explore, play and learn from Jungian & post-Jungian concepts in Analytical Psychology.
- An MA in Jungian and post-Jungian studies, run in conjunction with the University of Essex. This unique course provides an informative, critical and reflective exploration of the core concepts of Analytical Psychology as developed by Jung, post-Jungians and scholars in academic disciplines. The part-time course consists of four elements and requires three 4,000 word essays and a 10,000 word dissertation.
- A Ph.D. programme, run in conjunction with the University of Essex. This requires an in-depth period of study culminating in a 70,000 word dissertation.
- A Professional Doctorate, run in conjunction with the University of Essex and the Tavistock Clinic. This is a two-year part-time programme culminating in a 35,000 word research dissertation.
In the early 1970s the training programme in Child Analysis was established. The programme, having trained SAP Child and Adolescent Analysts for thirty years, is not accepting new trainees for the forseeable future.
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