As a professional society, ANZSJA is sensitive to the Australian and New Zealand cultural context and is committed to the maintenance of high standards of ethical clinical practice. A particular priority for ANZSJA is the provision of opportunities for training, ongoing education, development and research. ANZSJA is one of 38 worldwide member societies functioning under the aegis of the Zurich-based International Association for Analytical Psychology and is also a member of the Australian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
ANZSJA members offer a range of clinical services that include individual analysis for depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other trauma related issues, eating disorders, relationship issues, and life crises and change. Jungian analysts also offer psychotherapy for couples, consultations to organisations and corporations,and clinical supervision of practicing clinicians.
The work of Jungian Analysts is based on insights and theories about the nature of self as specifically formulated by Carl Gustav Jung and further elaborated by post-Jungian theoreticians and contemporary thinkers. The Jungian approach is particularly open to dream interpretation, artistic expression, the spiritual dimension of internal life, and the way in which our thoughts and feelings are expressed, while closely attending to the nature of the intricate dynamics encountered in the relationship with the analyst.
For example, if the issues of the analysand (client) are affecting them during a consultation, the analyst may take the opportunity to explore what it is actually like for the analysand to be talking to the analyst, thereby immediately accessing anxieties that the analysand is struggling with, rather than the analysand having to perform the sometimes difficult task of articulating their anxieties. This allows problems to be ‘worked through’ as part of the relationship with the analyst, leading to a more insightful understanding in the context of the analysand’s life experience.
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