Jungian Psychotherapy Program & Jungian Studies Program


Update 3/5/2021: The JPP and JSP will be held this fall. We will begin accepting applications April 1st. Check back here for more information or join our email list for updates.

All classes and public program events are currently being held online due to COVID-19. Our priority is the health and safety of all our members, and we will continue to monitor the pandemic for the time when it is safe to gather once again. We are hopeful that the vaccines now available will enable us to hold in-person classes and events at the Institute in the Fall, but, given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, for the time being, all learning will continue online. The decision to return to in-person meetings will be based on CDC public health guidance and legal mandates for educational organizations regulating size of gatherings, social distancing, mask-wearing, cleaning and sanitation, and vaccinations.

Please refer back to this webpage or join our email list for updates.

I would be pleased to address any inquiries regarding the JPP/JSP. I can be reached by email: stephanie.buck@jungchicago.org or by phone 608-886-6478.

Be well, be safe,

Stephanie Buck
Analyst-Director, JPP/JSP, Cohort 2018-2020

The Jungian Psychotherapy Program (JPP) and the Jungian Studies Program (JSP) are two-year programs where participants together study the fundamentals of Jungian theory grounded in experiential learning. The program year which runs from October to June provides learners 144 hours of instruction in Jungian theory, 54 hours of small group consultation, and 36 hours of large group process. Classes are taught primarily by Jungian psychoanalysts, with specialists utilized as needed based on their particular skill set. A clinically-oriented program, the 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 JSP, developed for non-clinicians, provides those outside the licensed professions the opportunity to develop and deepen an understanding of Jungian theory and application of Jungian thought. 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.

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, for example, dream interpretation, active imagination, transference and counter-transference, the Self, the use of mythology and fairy tales in psychotherapy, sand tray, as well as common practice issues such as how to deal with ethical dilemmas and termination.

Continuing Education credit is available for coursework and small groups sessions for learners in the JPP. The Institute is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to provide continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. The C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

These programs meet concurrently one weekend a month (October - June). The programs are designed to make Jungian education available to all qualified applicants. The one-weekend-a-month structure allows training to fit into one's professional life. Our location in "the Loop" has convenient access to public transportation, both O'Hare and Midway airports, and Union Station (Amtrak/Metra trains and long-distance buses) and we have discount rates at Club Quarters Hotel. All classes and events are accessible.

Who Should Apply

The JPP 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 JPP is open to licensed 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.

All applicants must submit an application form and fee, and complete an interview.

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

"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
JPP Class of 2016

Privileges and Benefits

JPP and JSP 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.

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.   


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: Attitudes and Functions
    6) Anima/Animus: The Positives 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

Small 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 approach the application of analytical psychology taking into account student interests. Using student topical interests, skilled facilitators lead participants to apply instructional materials to their personal and professional lives.

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


Faculty for the Jungian Psychotherapy Program and Jungian Studies Program consists primarily of members of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts (CSJA). To view the entire list of CSJA Members, click here.

"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


Note: The JPP/JSP is currently postponed. We hope and expect that we will be able to run the program next year if and when the health crisis is resolved and in-person programs can resume safely. The Institute is currently developing online programs and we will list these on the website as they become available. Join our email list for updates.

Typically, JPP/JSP classes are scheduled the first weekend of the month on Saturday and Sunday, beginning in October and ending in June.

9:00 - 11:00 |  Class Session8:30 - 11:00 |  Class Session
11:00 - 12:00 |  Lunch Break
11:00 - 12:00 |  Lunch Break
12:00 - 2:00 |  Class Session
12:00 - 1:30 |  Class Session
2:15 - 3:45 |  Small JPP/JSP Group Process
1:40 - 3:10 |  Small JPP/JSP Group Process
4:00 - 5:00 |  Large Group Process
3:20 - 4:20 |  Large Group 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.


Tuition for the JPP/JSP 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.

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


Note: The JPP/JSP is currently postponed. We hope and expect that we will be able to run the program next year if and when the health crisis is resolved and in-person programs can resume safely. The Institute is currently developing online programs and we will list these on the website as they become available. Join our email list for updates.


2021-2023 Co-Directors of the JPP/JSP
Adina Davidson, PhD, Jungian Analyst
Email: adina.davidsonphd@gmail.com
Phone: 216-721-8123

Dan Ross, RN, PMHNP, Jungian Analyst
Email: drosucci@gmail.com
Phone: 224-383-8808

Andrea Gaspar, PsyD, Professional Affiliate
Email: aggpsyd@gmail.com
Phone: 773-484-0920

Staff JPP/JSP Coordinator
Amy Ornée
Phone: 312-701-0400
Email: aornee@jungchicago.org