Welcome to the web-site for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA). ANZSJA was established in 1977 and is the professional body formed to promote the clinical application and study of Analytical Psychology as developed by Carl Gustav Jung and the growing group of post-Jungian practitioners.
As a professional society ANZSJA is sensitive to the particularities of the Australian and New Zealand cultural context, and is committed to the maintenance of high standards of ethical practice. Opportunities for training and continuing education, research, and reflection are a particular priority for the Society. It is one of 38 worldwide member societies functioning under the aegis of the Zurich-based International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP). ANZSJA is also one of the founding members of the Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Section of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).
Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts are usually called analytical psychologists, Jungian analysts or Jungian psychoanalysts. They have been trained to help people engage with and consider those unconscious forces that to some degree affect and interfere with everyone's life and relationships at some point.
ANZSJA members offer a range of clinical services. These include individual psychoanalysis and analytical psychotherapy for the various forms of depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other trauma related issues, eating disorders, relationship problems and life crises and change. Jungian analysts also offer marital and couples psychotherapy, consultations to organisations, clinical supervision and consultations for cultural issues. The Jungian approach is particularly open to dreams and the poetic process of dreaming, the arts and the spiritual dimension of internal life.
The work of Jungian Analysts is based on insights and theories about the nature of self specifically formulated by Carl Gustav Jung and further elaborated by post-Jungian theoreticians and contemporary thinkers. A Jungian analysis allows for an individual weaving of a number of different ways of working: closely attending to and interpreting a person's dreams and/or symbolic imagery where this is present, closely attending to the way in which this material and other thoughts and feelings are expressed in the analytic setting, and closely attending to the nature of the intricate dynamics encountered in the relationship with the analyst.
Analytical psychologists are also attentive to the often unconscious psychological links between individuals and society, including the cultures of groups and institutions. This interest in understanding a person's context reflects CG Jung's observations about universal or 'archetypal' dynamics and themes, and the influence on any individual's psychology of what he called the 'collective unconscious'.
For those interested in our programme of Training to be a Jungian Analyst, please go to the Training page on this website.
Corner image on all pages is entitled the "Union of Irreconcilables" from CG Jung, Collected Works Vol. 12, p. 147.
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