Jungian Psychotherapy Program
Jungian Studies Program

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“The two year Jungian Psychotherapy Program was the richest and most personally and professionally rewarding training experience of my over 30 year career.” 

                -Lesliann King, LCPC, EdD, JPP class of 2012


The Jungian Psychotherapy Program (JPP) and the Jungian Studies Program (JSP) are unique and dynamic two-year programs in Analytical Psychology offered by the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. The Jungian Psychotherapy Program (JPP) offers licensed mental health and social service professionals an opportunity to enrich and deepen their work through didactic and experiential learning in Analytical Psychotherapy. The Jungian Studies Program (JSP) shares core curriculum with the JPP and offers professionals in other fields an opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge of analytical psychology to enrich and deepen their professional work.

These programs meet concurrently one weekend a month (October - June). A new two-year cycle begins October 2016. The 2016-2018 cycle has been filled

The JPP accepts psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, and nurses. The JSP accepts allied professionals such as spiritual directors, chaplains, alternative health care providers, educators and artists. JSP students and JPP students participate in all aspects of the program together except where confidential clinical material is discussed. At those times, participants are divided into separate small process groups. Continuing education credits are available for JPP students.

Participants will learn what it means to think and conceptualize symbolically from a Jungian perspective. Coursework in the program will included many fundamental aspects of Jungian theory and practice such as dream interpretation, active imagination, transference and counter-transference, the Self, the use of mythology and fairy tales in psychotherapy, sandtray, as well as common practice issues such as how to deal with ethical dilemmas and termination.

The programs, which run from October to June of each year, include 144 hours of instruction in Jungian theory and 64 hours of small group consultation--all provided by Jungian psychoanalysts. Both programs co-participate in theory instruction hours. Small group consultation occurs separately for each program, with a focus on clinical material for the JPP, and more theoretical direction for the JSP. 

Who Should Apply

The Jungian Psychotherapy Program was developed for health, mental health and social service professionals who:

• Wish to learn Jungian theory in a warm collegial atmosphere that encourages deep personal and experiential learning as well as professional networking

• Are looking for a continuing education program that will enrich and improve one’s competences through educational seminars and group consultation

• Desire to take their clinical approaches to a deeper level, including group case discussion with a Jungian psychoanalyst

• Would like to participate in a stimulating learning environment where the faculty are Jungian psychoanalysts and the participants are professionals from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds

• Are interested in a time-limited program that is remarkable in providing education in Analytic Psychology while allowing participants to be employed full-time and, in some cases, to commute long distances

The Jungian Studies Program was developed for professionals who would benefit from an understanding of Jungian theory and who wish to deepen their understanding of Jungian Thought.

“Experiencing Jungian ideas with a well-read and friendly group of thinkers - therapists, educators, spiritual leaders and artists - has been a very rich way to embrace maturity. It was a remarkable meeting of kindred spirits for me.” 

-Heidi Hedeker, Pastry Chef, JSP Class of 2014

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Admission Requirements

The JPP is open to mental health and social service professionals such as psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, and nurses. All clinical applicants must be state licensed to practice psychotherapy, or must be under supervision for clinical work within an organization. Practicing clinicians must be covered by malpractice insurance, either individually or through an organization.

The JSP is open to non-licensed allied professionals such as spiritual directors, chaplains, alternative health care providers, educators and artists with a strong interest in advancing their knowledge of analytical psychology.

Applicants are currently being accepted for the new two-year cycle, which begins October 1st, 2016. The application deadline is August 1st, 2016, or until the program has been filled. All applicants must submit an application form and fee and complete an interview with the JPP/JSP director.

Program Schedule

Sessions are scheduled the first weekend of the month on Saturday and Sunday, beginning in October and ending in June.


9:00 - 11:00   Class Session
11:00 - 12:00   Lunch Break
12:00 - 2:00   Class Session
2:15 - 3:45   Small Group Consultation
4:00 - 5:00   Large Group Circle Process


9:00 - 11:00   Class Session
11:00 - 12:00   Lunch Break
12:00 - 2:00   Class Session
2:15 - 3:45   Small Group Consultation
4:00 - 5:00   Large Group Circle Process


• Small group consultation is conducted separately for each program.

• Each day when the program breaks for lunch, students are encouraged to use this time for community building.

• Participants can remain in contact in the period between the monthly program sessions via a Google Group hosted by the institute. Syllabi and readings assignments are also distributed online, so participants must have computer/internet access and an e-mail address. All program class hours and group consultations are conducted on an in-person basis only.


"JPP has provided an exposure to an expansive set of tools.  Through the readings and weekends I have found new ways of approaching clients every month. While I have had other great clinical experiences:  graduate school, practicums, and  clinical supervision, JPP has meaningfully enhanced my work and effectiveness with clients." 

-James Rust, LMSW, Current JPP Student


Coursework: Instructional class size is limited. The courses include the history and fundamentals of Jungian theory as well as new developments by post-Jungian analysts, and other aspects of the practice of Analytical Psychotherapy. The following is a list of likely subjects to be covered:

1) Jung’s Map of the Psyche: The World Within and the World Without

2) The Ego and its Relationship to Consciousness and the Unconscious

3) Levels of the Psyche (Conscious and Unconscious) According to Jung: Personal, Cultural, Collective

4) The Shadow: Themes and Variations

5) Typology: Attitues and Functions

6) Anima/Animus: The Postives and Negatives

7) Archetypal Patterns: Use of Folk Tales and Myths in Psychotherapy

8) Listening With the Third Ear: Associations and Amplifications

9) Projection: Transference/Countertransference

10) The Self: Central Archetype of Wholeness and Totality

11) Active Imagination and Healing Through Creativity

12) The Personality of the Therapist Counts

Group Consultations: For group consultations, participants are divided into groups of no more than eight. Each group is led by the same Jungian psychoanalyst for the year. For JPP students, group consultation time allows participants time and space to apply instructional materials to their clinical practice, personal experience, and the small group process. JPP members are expected to bring their own clinical work to the group for consultation. JSP student group consultation will approach the application of analytical psychology taking into account student interests.

Final Paper: Students are required to write a 30-page paper exploring an area of Analytical Psychology of their choosing.

Privileges and Benefits

Students will have access to the Institute’s Library, which contains more than five thousand volumes, major journal holdings in Analytical Psychology, and The Collected Works of C.G. Jung as well as The Standard Edition of the Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud. There are holdings dealing with symbolism, mythology, literature, art, culture, and widely recognized works in a variety of psychoanalytic, therapeutic, and spiritual/religious traditions.

Students will also have access to the complete Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) at the Institute, and will be able to join ARAS at the same rate as the analyst members of the Institute and the candidates in analytic training. In 2005, ARAS launched its online collection of archetypal images and commentary, providing a vast resource for dream analysis and amplification, cultural studies, and research into art and artists. This is the only online archive designed specifically around archetypal themes and images.

JPP & JSP students also have access to the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Web Archive. The PEP Web Archive contains the complete text and illustrations of 49 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 18 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke. It spans over 138 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2009. There are approximately 88,291 articles and 11,401 figures and illustrations that originally resided on 1449 volumes with a total of over 788,275 printed pages.

Students are invited to participate in lively gatherings with analysts and analytic trainees in events such as the annual holiday party, wine & cheese receptions with presenting analysts, and other workshops and symposia offered by the Institute. Finally, students who graduate from the program are eligible for membership in the Professional Affiliates, an alumni association of graduates.  

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2016-2018 JPP/JSP program is $3650 per year. At approximately 39 hours per trimester (24 class hours, 9 consultation hours, and 6 group process hours), this calculates to approximately $34 per hour. Payments are made the first month of each trimester at approximately $1200 per trimester.

A $50 non-refundable fee must accompany the application materials. 

Continuing Education Credit: The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to provide continuing education credit to social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists. There is a $15 processing fee for each trimester for which CE credit is requested.



The 2016-2018 cycle has been filled. Applications for the 2018-2020 JPP/JSP will be accepted beginning Januar 1, 2018.

Download the Application

This application is a PDF and can be filled out on a computer prior to printing it out. You may need to download Adobe Reader to view the application and fill it out. If you do not have space in a given field, you can enter that information on a separate page and attach it to your application. Please mail your application to:

C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
53 W. Jackson, Suite 438
Chicago IL 60604

If you have questions about the program, contact the director using contact information below. 

Contact Information

Director of the JPP/JSP
Warren Sibilla, Jr., PhD
Phone: 574-232-4453

Tina Newberry
Phone: 314-313-1385

Staff JPP/JSP Coordinator
Benjamin Law
Phone: 312-701-0400

Non Discrimination Policy: The C. G. Jung Institute is committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, age, or physical handicap.

Accessibility: The Institute’s facilities are handicapped accessible. 

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