The Society of Analytical Psychology was set up to explore and develop Jung’s ideas and to make them better known. We run high quality professional trainings and courses as well as a programme of public events. The SAP founded the Journal of Analytical Psychology and we have always had a strong clinical and developmental focus, with a concern to apply scientific insights to clinical practice. The SAP also runs a Clinic that offers reduced-fee therapy.
We are one of the founder members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and our members are registered either with the BPC or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), through the Confederation of Analytical Psychologists. All are also members of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
The Society of Analytical Psychology is a world renowned provider of high quality professional training in Jungian analysis and psychotherapy. Courses are facilitated by some of the leading thinkers in the psychoanalytic world.We have two professional training courses: adult analysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
The psychotherapy course is taught over three years, plus includes supervised clinical work and personal analysis. Once qualified, a trainee can become a member of the SAP, can register with the British Psychoanalytic Council, and can treat patients for up to two sessions per week. The Jungian analysis course lasts for four years and allows practitioners to treat patients more intensely, up to four times a week.
The SAP runs a wide range of courses and events. These explore Jungian ideas and how they affect clinical practice, creative thinking, the arts and literature. Our Foundations course provides an excellent introduction to Jung and Jungian ideas. We also put on talks, clinical seminars and experiential learning courses.
The reduced-fee therapy is provided by trainees who are supervised by senior SAP analysts. You can find out more about therapy services here. Alternatively, to explore working with one of our members, go to Find a Therapist.
We are a leading professional body in the UK for Jungian analysts and psychotherapists. We provide opportunities for members to progress in their expertise by becoming Training Analysts or Supervising Analysts.
Michael Fordham was one of the founder members of the Society. He was a director of both the adult and child trainings and was one of the editors of Jung’s Collected Works. Michael Fordham was also the inspiration behind the Journal of Analytical Psychology and was its first editor, a position he held for fifteen years from 1955. Learn more about Michael Fordham.
The Society has had many other distinguished members who have made significant contributions, either in their work or in papers and publications.