The C.G. Jung Institute of New York offers a post-graduate clinical training program that prepares its students for a professional practice as a Jungian psychoanalyst and membership within a worldwide community of Jungian analysts. The training program is designed to meet the requirements for New York State licensure as a Psychoanalyst and students develop their clinical experience through the Institute’s Referral Service.
This clinical program aims to develop, within a community of students and practicing analysts, an analyst with personal and professional competencies in both theory and clinical practice. Throughout your training, you will engage in personal analysis, supervised clinical practice, and small classes that approach analytical work and clinical practice from both historic and contemporary perspectives. Within this style of training, Jungian analytical psychology is studied and applied in the context of an evolving psychological field where basic assumptions about human nature are assessed and applied to clinical theory and methods of practice.
The training program’s philosophy, institutional policies, and teaching methods are geared towards open dialogue, creative expression, and critical discussion with a small class structure. The teaching and supervising faculty have extensive clinical experience, are distinguished within the field, and come to psychoanalysis with a diversity of backgrounds from a variety of disciplines.
In addition to the experienced resident faculty, internationally recognized Analysts are invited to present their unique perspectives. Among these are Ashok Bedi, John Beebe, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Joan Chodorow, Michael Conforti, Mary Dougherty, James Hillman, Katherine Olivetti, and Nathan Schwartz-Salant.
The C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the first Jungian training program in the United States, was formed in 1962. In 1973, the building at 29 East 38th Street was purchased to house the Institute, the Jung Foundation, and the Analytical Psychology Club. The C.G. Jung Institute of New York was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution and is accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis to offer training leading to certification as a psychoanalyst. The Institute is registered with New York State as a program that leads to New York State Licensure in Psychoanalysis (LP) and is authorized by the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) to administer a Jungian training program. The Institute is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) and is accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP).
C. G. Jung
Carl Gustav Jung was born in 1875, the son of a minister of the Swiss Reformed Church. From an early age he took an interest in theological issues as well as in the world of nature that he explored in the woods near his home in a Basel suburb. He studied medicine at the city’s university and decided to specialize in psychiatry since it satisfied his passion for both science and the humanities. Joining the staff of the Burghölzli Hospital in Zurich he became the chief assistant of its director Eugen Bleuler. While there he conducted word association experiments that established the existence of emotional complexes. He also published his clinical observations in the landmark study The Psychology of Dementia Praecox (1907), an illness that Bleuler renamed “schizophrenia.”
It was at this time that Jung became acquainted with Sigmund Freud and the two men entered into a close personal relationship. Jung became Freud’s “crown prince” and served as the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He helped organize its congresses in Salzburg, Nuremberg, Weimar, and Munich and promoted it in the popular press. He was, however, unwilling to accept a strictly sexual interpretation of psychic energy and proposed the existence of a collective unconscious in his magnum opus Transformations and Symbols of the Libido (1912). In the years after their break Jung had a series of psychological experiences that he called “active imagination” and which he recorded in the pictures and text of his Red Book.
In the 1920s and ‘30s Jung returned to the public eye. His book Psychological Types (1921) was widely reviewed and helped establish the field of personality assessment. Seeking cross-cultural support for his theory of the archetypes of the collective unconscious, he made trips to Tunisia, East Africa, the American Southwest, and India. Although finding solitude at the tower he built on Lake Zurich, he also returned to the professional world by joining the General Medical Society for Psychotherapy. This eventually led to a controversial aspect of his career because when he became its president in 1933, some of the Society’s members were Nazis. This did not prevent Jung from being awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Oxford.
With the end of World War Two, Jung entered the last phase of his career. The first training institute for Jungian analysis was founded in Zurich in 1948. His interest in alchemy and the psychology of religion resulted in his Answer to Job while his studies of the I Ching led him to formulate his theory of synchronicity. He followed the UFO phenomenon closely and saw it as an emergent myth of the Nuclear Age. He died in 1961 and is now regarded as one of the giants of 20th century psychology. – Biography written by Jay Sherry.
Listen to Jung’s voice, courtesy of the Analytical Psychology Club of New York:
- Executive Assistant– Denise Torres (212) 986-5458
- Director of the Low-Fee Referral Service – Dr. Gary Trosclair (212) 867-8461
Officers and members of the Board of Directors
- Alexandra Kristhades, MA, LP – President Pro Tem
- Laurie Schapira, RN, MSN, LP – Vice President
- Kathryn Staley, MA, MBA, LP – Treasurer
- Wendy Jones, LCSW, LP – Secretary
- Mark Seides, PhD, LP
- Linda Holahan, EdD, MSN, CS, LP
For over three decades the C. G. Jung Institute of New York has provided a personalized, confidential referral service to the New York/tri-state community. The service offers referrals to individuals seeking reduced-fee Jungian psychoanalytic psychotherapy conducted by students training at the Institute. All students have Masters or Doctoral degrees and are under the supervision of licensed Jungian Analysts. For more information and to get started, visit the Referral page.