Analyst Training Program

Analytical Psychology, initially developed by C. G. Jung, focuses on the complexity of the human psyche and the life-long development of the self in dialogue with the personal and collective aspects of the unconscious. The theory and practice of Analytical Psychology makes use of symbolic material from the unconscious to deepen the individual’s sense of purpose and meaning as well as addresses the function of religious and spiritual experience. This therapeutic model focuses on the intersubjective and mutually transformative nature of the analytic relationship.

The Analyst Training Program (ATP) prepares experienced, licensed clinicians to become certified as Jungian psychoanalysts through an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of analytical psychology grounded in personal analysis and clinical consultation.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 year. Applications for the 2018-2019 year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2017.

Elements of the Training Program

Personal Analysis provides the candidate with his or her individual knowledge of the reality and workings of the psyche, and is required throughout training with a member of International Association for Analytical Psychology. Becoming an analyst is movement toward an authentically personal way of being and working.

Clinical Consultation focuses on the development of the candidate as an analyst and is required throughout training with one or more members of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. Clinical consultation anchors analytic theory in the interpersonal and archetypal dimensions of the analytic relationship, moving from a more general practice consultation to an in-depth focus on two or three long-term analytic cases.

Assessment of progress in training by members of the monitoring committees as well as by teachers is a crucial part of the Analyst Training Program. The monitoring committees focus more specifically on the personal growth and development of the candidate as an analyst, and together with the candidate, discern advancement to the next stage of training.

The Process of Analytic Training is therefore both educational and transformational, and frequently leads to significant personal development and psychological deepening. The program fosters mutual development and psychological awareness within an intimate learning community of candidates and analysts. Upon graduation, candidates have an appreciation of the symbolic attitude within the interactive field of analysis and a working understanding of transference dynamics within the analytic relationship.

The Curriculum is organized thematically around the reading of Jung’s seminal writings as well as subsequent developments in analytical psychology and psychoanalysis. Courses in theory and practice are likewise organized around major themes that include the structure and complexity of the psyche, the mythic patterns of archetypal potentials and dynamics, the capacity to work with the symbolic meaning of dreams, and a practical grasp of the mutual transformation of analyst within the interactive transferential field of analysis.  Case seminars, case colloquia, dream practica, and group process ground the thematic and course materials in personal and clinical experience. The curriculum extends over a four-year course of study taught on nine three-day weekends each year.

Class sizes are small, held in our beautiful smart conference room in the historic Monadnock building. Click here to take a virtual tour.

Admission Qualifications

Admission to the Analyst Training Program is on the basis of the applicant’s personal maturity, psychological readiness, and academic ability to successfully engage professional training in the practice of analysis. Specific criteria include:

1. An in-depth analysis within the recent past – required minimum of 100 hours.

2. State licensure in mental health, e.g., PhD, PsyD, MD, LCSW, LCPC

3. Clinical experience beyond licensure in long-term psychotherapy

4. A basic knowledge of Analytical Psychology through personal reading and lectures.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation from the Analyst Training Program follows the Certifying Committee’s review and assessment of the candidate’s successful completion of the program requirements, and her or his readiness to enter into independent practice of Jungian analysis. Specific criteria include:

1. The completion of the Analyst Training Program’s four year curriculum;

2. The successful completion of an intermediate five-part exam on the theory and practice of Analytical Psychology;

3. A minimum of 100 hours of control analysis of which 50 hours are dedicated to a single case with a single supervisor;

4. The successful completion of the written clinical case exam and defense of a thesis.


Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 year. The application for the 2018-2019 training year will be available beginning September 1, 2017.

To apply, please download an application and send it to:

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

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the director or staff using the information below. 


Director of the ATP
Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW, NCPsyA
Phone: 608-217-5184

Staff ATP Coordinator
Amy Ornee
Phone: 312-701-0400

Certification of the C.G. Jung Institute to train analysts is granted by The International Association of Analytical Psychology. The Institute is accredited as a psychoanalytic training institute by the The American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc.

Continuing Education is available at 1 CE credit per hour of class participation. 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 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.