Why Become a Jungian Psychoanalyst: An Interview with Adina Davidson & Dan Ross
Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW, NCPsyA, the Director of Training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, interviews two Jungian Psychoanalysts and recent graduates of our Analyst Training Program (ATP), Adina Davidson, PhD, and Dan Ross, RN, PMHNP, MSN, MBA, about why they chose to commit to Jungian work and how it has change their practices.
The Analyst Training Program 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.
The Process of Analytic Training is 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 and client 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.
The Program is designed to make analytic training available to all qualified applicants. The one-weekend-a-month structure allows training to fit into one’s professional life, whether or not you live in the Chicago area. Our location in “the loop” has convenient access to public transportation, both O’Hare and Midway airports, and Union Metra/Amtrak train station. We have discount rates at Club Quarters Hotel and tuition assistance is available to those in financial need. All classes and events are accessible.
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.
Applications to the Analyst Training Program are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 training year. The deadline to apply is January 15th, 2020. To learn more about the program, the institute, and to download an application, visit our website.
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