A rich mixture of psychopathology, dream interpretation, mythology, ethics, anthropology, religion, theories of neurosis, psychopharmacology, the study of
literature and the arts is woven into the foundation that informs the individual work of Jungian analysts. The analyst's knowledge in each of these areas, combined with personal experience and imagination, facilitates
the analysand's efforts to find meaning in their symptoms and suffering. If the analyst's efforts are to succeed, a deep understanding of the symbolic language and imagery of the unconscious is essential, as is a
thorough knowledge of analytic theory and methods.
Training Candidates are required to complete 600 hours of a 'clinical practicum' which must begin during the first year of Stage I. While work of a
theoretical nature will continue throughout the program, the acquisition of a sound and thorough understanding of Jungian theory receives special emphasis during Stage I to enable candidates to work with their own
analysands once they have been promoted to Stage II as Diploma Candidates. Candidates must acquire knowledge in the following:
a. Analytical Psychology
b. Theories of Depth Psychology
d. The Practice of Analysis
e. Theory of Dream Interpretation
f. Psychological Interpretation of Mythology and Fairy Tales
g. Comparative Religions
Candidates are required to attend all seminars. Since it is not expected that seminars will cover all the materials candidates are responsible for knowing, they are encouraged to undertake self-directed study based upon
the suggested reading list and also to explore and utilize other educational institutions in the Greater Boston area.
Training Candidates must submit three original papers dealing with symbolic and
theoretical materials. While a satisfactory personal analysis of no less than 350 hours is required for the diploma, at least 200 of these hours must be undertaken before the end of Stage I. It is expected that
candidates will work with more than one analyst, preferably one male and one female, before the end of training. Stage I will last a minimum of two years.
Upon completion of the requirements outlined in the
Guidelines for Stage I and Preliminary Status, and with the permission of the Evaluation Committees, candidates are admitted to a qualifying examination. This will cover the areas of required knowledge as well as
self-development. Acceptable performance in the examination will entitle Training Candidates to apply for admission into Stage II.
Stage II requires a
minimum of three years to complete. Therefore the entire Training Program will require a minimum of five years. The 350-hour requirement for personal analysis must be completed during Stage II.
II emphasis is placed on the integration of Jungian theory with sound clinical practice. Diploma Candidates begin working with their own analysands in consultation with experienced analysts who are members of the New
England Society of Jungian Analysts. Candidates must complete at least 350 hours of analytic work with at least ten analysands. This must include three cases of at least 70 hours each. Supervisory consultation will
consist of no less than 250 hours. Fifty of these hours may be satisfied during casework colloquia (also referred to as group supervision) provided by the Institute.
Candidates are required to attend
casework colloquia at the Institute during which each Candidate is required to make oral presentations. Case Reports must also be written to describe each training analysis conducted during Stage II.
requesting admission to the Final Examination, Diploma Candidates must submit an original Diploma Thesis on an approved topic and defend that thesis in a separate examination. For the Final Examination, Diploma
Candidates are responsible for acquiring a satisfactory level of skill in conducting analysis, and thorough understanding of the following:
a. Professional Ethics
b. Therapeutic Techniques
c. Analytic Skill in utilizing products of Fantasy and Imagination
d. Interpretation of Dreams
After successful performance on the Final Examination and with the approval of the Training
Board, the Diploma in Analytical Psychology will be granted.