Congratulations for accomplishing this immense achievement of becoming a certified Jungian analyst! Here are some FAQs that might help you with your next steps into the world of Jungian society membership.
Note: The nomenclature of Society and Institute are often used interchangeably when referring to Jungian analyst professional membership groups, however, the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) calls its group members “Societies,” so to simplify matters we use Societies to refer to both Societies and Institutes.
Q: What choices do I have about joining Jungian societies?
A: Now that you have graduated, it is important to consider how to proceed as a recognized, certified Jungian analyst in your local community and in our Jungian communities worldwide. Many new graduate analysts wish to join an IAAP member society so that they also have membership in IAAP. This consideration may include being an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute Kusnacht/Zurich, your local Jung society, a Jung society in another country, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.
Q: Can I join more than one Jungian society?
A: Yes, you may be affiliated with multiple Jungian organizations simultaneously to best serve your local community as well as receive ongoing support for yourself as a Jungian analyst. Each society will charge a separate membership fee. Only one Society will charge the IAAP fee. This society is the society with which you choose to vote.
Q: Can a new graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Kusnacht/Zurich join it as a member analyst?
A: Yes, after graduation from the C.G. Jung Institute Kusnacht/Zurich (CGJIZ), you can apply to become an active member of its Analysts Assembly. Being a member of the Analysts Assembly allows direct participation and voting rights, influencing the governance, curriculum, research and financial issues of the institute and training programs. Attendance of the quarterly meetings provides information about the functioning of the institute as well as social contact with our colleagues at the institute. After graduation, an application for consideration to become a member analyst can be submitted to the Front Desk Staff. The annual fee can be paid on the Institute’s website under the heading “Online Fee Payment.” https://www.junginstitut.ch/english/
Q: What about joining my local Jung Society?
A: You can join only your local Jung Society in addition, or you can join other societies along with your local society. Being a member of a local Jung society provides direct support in our profession, which often consists of working in a solitary role in an office or institution. Also, your local institute can assist you in your contributions to the progress of Jungian Psychology with colleagues and your local community.
Q: What do I do if there is no local Jung institute in my region?
A: If you live in an area without a local Jung institute, you may consider joining the C.G. Jung Institute of Dallas, Texas, USA. Currently 80% of the Dallas analyst members are graduates of the C.G. Jung Institute Kusnacht. Biannual meetings allow members to convene in person or via video conferencing to maintain contact with our fellow graduates and local analysts of the Dallas Jung institute. http://junginstitutedallas.org/
Q: What is the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)?
A: The IAAP is the international governing body for its member societies. Membership in the IAAP establishes you as a globally-recognized Jungian analyst, trained and certified by the one of established and IAAP approved Jung training institutes around the world. The IAAP refers to its member groups as “Societies.” Societies may be named Institute or Society.
To join the IAAP, you must first be a member of the C.G. Jung Institute Kusnacht or your local Jung society or any Jung society abroad, which are member societies of the IAAP. The annual IAAP membership fee is paid directly through the society to which you belong, be it the C.G. Jung Institute Kusnacht, local institute/society or another member society of IAAP.
Q: What are the other benefits of joining IAAP?
A: IAAP sponsors international conferences gathering together Jungian analysts, training candidates, and people interested in Jungian Psychology from around the world, sharing the latest developments in Jungian Psychology and socializing with fellow colleagues from around the globe.