OAJA Training Programme, Application Procedures, and Application Form:
Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts
14 Elm St. Toronto, ON, Telephone M5G 1G7 416-961-9767
– ANALYST TRAINING PROGRAMME –
The ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF JUNGIAN ANALYSTS (OAJA) is a non-profit Corporation devoted to furthering an understanding of analytical psychology as developed by C.G. Jung. In 1989. OAJA was admitted to group membership in the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Group membership authorizes OAJA to train acceptable candidates to become Jungian analysts, who subsequently are accredited by the IAAP.
Applications will be accepted until January 1 for admission to the programme beginning in September. Early application is advised.
OVERALL STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme year consists of two semesters: from September to December, and from January to May (at least 8 months). Instruction will be provided in the form of lectures, seminars, and workshops, led by local and out-of-town Jungian analysts and other authorities in their field. These will be scheduled once per month over a long weekend (typically Thursday and Friday evenings, all day Saturday and Sunday).
The length of the OAJA training programme is a minimum of eight semesters, in two stages. Stage One (minimum four semesters) will offer instruction designed to prepare candidates for examinations prior to advancing to Stage Two. Stage Two (minimum four semesters) will provide for continuing instruction, client work, case supervision, and group supervision.
Overall, the training programme will be comprised of three major components:
- On-going personal analysis, the indispensable core of training, which supports the candidate’s maturation and facilitates the individual’s relationship with the psyche;
- The acquisition of a comprehensive body of theoretical and academic subject matter which is necessary to work effectively as a Jungian analyst;
- Supervision of the candidate’s analytic and therapeutic work with clients.
Since only well-qualified applicants can be considered for admission, a careful screening and selection process is necessary. This will put particular emphasis on life-experience and personal qualities.
PRE-REQUISITES FOR APPLICATION:
- Analysis: At least 100 hours of personal Jungian analysis with an IAAP member by application date of January 1, with a minimum 25 hours in the past year.
- Education: A graduate degree or equivalent (contact the Registrar for further information about equivalency).
- Age: 30 minimum.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
- Verification letter of analytic hours from current and past analysts.
- Transcripts of education (1 original, 4 copies). (may be sent directly from institution)
- Three sealed letters of reference (not from personal analyst or member of OAJA).
- Statement of A) life history, and B) applicant’s interest in analytical psychology (max. 10 pages, double-spaced).
- Completed Application Form (click link at top of page).
- Application fee of $270.00 (non-refundable).
REVIEW AND INTERVIEW PROCESS
Subsequent to an initial screening, applicants deemed suitable for consideration as candidates will be contacted and directed to arrange interviews with a Selection Committee composed of three OAJA analysts. Usually, each applicant will be interviewed twice by each of the three analysts ($80 plus HST per interview, payable to the analyst). Unanimous approval by Selection Committee analysts is required for acceptance as a training candidate. The interview process will focus on the personal development and maturity of the individual, previous experience and/or evidence of special aptitude in the realm of psychological relationships and the potential for becoming a Jungian analyst. Professional experience/certification in a clinical/psychotherapeutic field may be considered an asset; however, the demonstrated capacity and potential for depth psychological understanding, and the personal self-awareness and sensitivity necessary for psychological consciousness in an analytic encounter, will be of primary importance. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1, after an overall review by all Selection Committees.
OAJA uses a ‘Standard Tuition Fee with Unlimited Attendance’. At this time, the cost of the ‘Standard Tuition Fee with Unlimited Attendance’ is $3470.00 per semester (cheque or money order) or $3575 (PayPal/credit card). The ‘Standard Tuition Fee with Unlimited Attendance’ is payable every semester they are enrolled in the OAJA training programme. Leaves of Absence are considered “exceptional” and bear a fee of $545/565 per semester. Successful applicants who withdraw from the programme between acceptance and September 1 will forfeit 50% of tuition fees paid. All fees are subject to change.
Upon successful completion of the programme, a Diploma in Analytical Psychology will be awarded, certifying that the recipient is deemed capable of working as a Jungian analyst. After the graduate has submitted an application for membership to the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts and it has been approved, membership in the International Association for Analytical Psychology is conferred.
The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario came into force on April 1, 2015. OAJA accepts in principle that at least some of what the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario defines as ‘the controlled act’ and ‘scope of practice’ of psychotherapy transpires in Jungian analysis. Registration will be an individual matter with examinations from the College. OAJA graduates will be suitably prepared and can meet the College requirements for specific milestones such as supervision hours, learning hours, and core competencies. OAJA is in the process of having our training program officially registered with the College, a process they call ‘recognition.’
For 3 pages with details of the Regulations and Procedures of the OAJA Training Programme click on Training programme application form and condensed regulations.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Laurie Savlov, OAJA Registrar
153 Ranleigh Ave, Suite 301,
Toronto, On, M4N 1X2
Submit applications before January 1, for admission to the programme beginning in September.
For Application Form: click link at top of this page: ‘training application form and condensed regulations’.
Revised July 2016