“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.” ― C.G. Jung
Whether you are considering brief counseling for a life problem or in-depth psychotherapy, finding a highly trained and experienced therapist is essential.
Psychoanalysts, including Jungian analysts, have the most rigorous and extensive training of all practitioners in the mental health field. Before they can apply for analytic training, they must have completed years of graduate training and supervised experience to become licensed therapists or counselors. Jungian analysts in training then receive about eight additional years of specialization.
This is rigorous, long-term training in a specialized form of psychotherapy based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. It includes extensive coursework and in-depth supervision with a unique focus on understanding the unconscious forces that influence our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
This approach is aimed at activating the individual’s innate healing capabilities and works with psychological symptoms, life struggles, emotional suffering and dreams as messages about unknown or neglected parts of ourselves which need attention. Along with relief from pain, Jungian analysis works toward developing access to our own inner wisdom, self-acceptance, authenticity and renewed energy for life.
Analysts-in-training are also required to be in therapy throughout their training to help them recognize and confront their own emotional issues which might interfere with providing the best possible treatment for their patients.
Only graduates of accredited psychoanalytic training institutes can ethically present themselves to the public as psychoanalysts.
Kate Wertz initially qualified as a Licensed Counselor and then completed training as a Jungian psychoanalyst through the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.