Training Regulations

C.G. Jung Institute of ColoradoTraining Regulations


The C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado is committed to a policy of fair representation and will not discriminate in its admissions or training practices on the basis of ethnicity, race, gender, disability, religion, or sexual preference.

Governing Bodies of the institute:

The Institute governing board shall consist of eight (8) members, designated the “Board of Directors.” One of these board members will be a new graduate when possible (within two years of graduation when elected). Board members will serve for three (3) years. Second terms are possible. Members of the board will be elected for the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Training, two training committee members, and Director of Admissions.

In addition, there will be an Admissions Committee consisting of 3 members (plus the director), an Ethics Committee consisting of 3 members (including the chair), and an Ethics Appeals Committee consisting of 3 members. There will be a Temenos Group consisting of two analysts, one of which will be newly graduated when possible (within two years), and two advanced training candidates when possible, who are available to hear confidential concerns from analysts and/or candidates on varied subjects associated with the relational life of our community. This group serves no governing function and does not report to any other entity.

Admissions requirements for analytic training:

  1. 100 hours of personal analysis with IAAP analyst(s)
  2. Advanced degree
  3. Ability to practice psychotherapy or psychiatry legally in the state of residence
  4. Attendance of our study groups for at least one semester prior to application

Admissions procedure:

  • Applicants who have met the above requirements will be considered for admission during the spring/summer each year. A potential applicant must:
  • Notify the Director of Admissions for an application form.
  • Submit an application by March 31st for consideration for the following fall semester.
  • Application includes: cover letter, application form, transcripts from college and graduate school, letter(s) from personal analyst(s) stating dates and hours of analysis (including number that were face-to-face, skype, phone), a personal biography. If applicant has applied or been admitted to any other Jungian training program in the past, they must provide this information along with permission for the Director of Admissions to communicate with representatives of that program.
  • Interviews will be scheduled, and applicant will be notified of the date(s) and times of these interviews.

(Results will be given verbally to applicant on the final day of interviews.)

Training requirements:

I. Pre-propaedeuticum stage of training and propaedeuticum:

This period of training is in preparation for the propaedeuticum. It shall be a minimum of two years. Upon admission, the new training candidate will be given a reading list, which should be consulted throughout training. Classes and other requirements will not cover all of the reading that is expected during the training process.

  1. Training candidate will choose one mentor, who will work with him/her throughout this first period of training. They will meet for at least one hour every other month. For details of the role of the mentor, see the Training Manual.
  2. Attendance at the institute’s study groups is recommended during this period.
  3. Attendance at the institute’s case seminars is required during this period. These seminars will include practical discussions of psychological processes, such as transference and countertransference, projection and activation of complexes, relationships between personal and archetypal dimensions of the psyche.
  4. Training candidate will continue personal analysis throughout this period.
  5. Four papers are required during this period: a word association experiment paper, a fairy tale interpretation paper, and two of the following three: a myth interpretation, a religious motif interpretation, a symbol paper.
  6. It is recommended that pre-control candidates who are seeing clients have analytic case consultations on a regular basis.

II. Propaedeuticum exams:

Exams will be held twice a year, when needed. Training candidates may choose to take all exams during one semester, or they may be divided between two consecutive semesters. Only those exams that are failed will need to be re-taken.

All propaedeuticum exams are oral, administered by four analysts (three active and one observer). One examiner will be chosen by the candidate.

There will be seven exams:

1) Dream Interpretation, 2) Fairy tales, 3) Mythology and Religious motifs,4) Complexes and psychopathology, 5) History of Jungian Psychology, 6) Structure of the Psyche, and 7) Picture Interpretation.

III. Control stage of training and final exams:

This period of training is in preparation for analytic practice. It begins when the candidate has passed all propaedeuticum exams. It shall be a minimum of two years.

  1. Attendance at all case seminars is required during this period.
  2. Training candidate will continue personal analysis throughout this period.
  3. Training candidate will work with two analysts who will read and evaluate a paper on alchemy.
  4. Training candidate will prepare and present a talk or performance of some kind to the community of analysts and candidates. This will be on some area of the candidate’s creative life/individuation experience.
  5. This requirement is meant to provide an arena for expression of the vital, living presence of the individual myth or the autonomous psyche, which invariably emerges in the course of analytic training. This presentation will not be evaluated or graded.
  6. A thesis on an original topic in the field of analytical psychology. A thesis committee will read this thesis and administer a final thesis exam.
  7. Training candidate will be in control case consultation throughout the second stage of training. There will be a minimum of 100 hours of control case consultation, with at least two senior training analysts during this stage.
  8. Case write-ups for two long cases. A case committee will read these write-ups and administer a final case exam.

(Training Candidates: See separate training manual for details on all requirements.)