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Exploring Core Competencies in Jungian Psychoanalysis
Research, Practice, and Training

ISBN 9781032114378
Published August 12, 2022 by Routledge
232 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Presented in five parts, this comprehensive collection offers an in-depth understanding of the core competencies in Jungian psychoanalysis.

It is aligned with the main task of analytical training and practice—that of integrating the unconscious aspects of experience and developing a living relationship with it—and defines a set of key resources and skills for recognizing the emergence of the unconscious and its multiple manifestations, while offering ways to relate to it that fit individual clients and encourage growth and healing.

Featuring contributions from renowned Jungian analysts from across the globe, the book sheds light on how Jungians integrate common therapeutic methods in their practices and how they utilize others that are unique to their personal experiences, making the book an essential read for Jungian professionals, trainees, and students.

Table of Contents


Gražina Gudaitė

A Second Introduction

Tom Kelly

Part I: Research on core competences in Jungian Psychotherapy 

1. Exploring Core Competencies in the field of Psychotherapy: Understanding, Research and Development 

Gražina Gudaitė

2. A Study of Core Competencies in Jungian Psychoanalysis 

Gražina Gudaitė, Goda Rukšaitė, Ieva Bieliauskienė et al

Part II: The Analytical Attitude: Multidimensionality of Psyche Maifestation 

3. Complexity and Transformation 

Joe Cambray

4. The Symbolic Attitude: A Core Competency for Jungian Psychoanalysts 

Murray Stein

5. The Heart of the Matter: Spiritual Dimensions in Jungian Practice 

Ursula Wirtz

Part III: The Analytical Process: A Living Relationship with the Unconscious in Practise 

6. On Being Imaginative 

Verena Kast

7. On the Therapeutic Relationship 

Marianne Muller

8. Analytic Interpretation: An Illustration of Core Competencies in Jungian Psychoanalysis 

Mark Winborn

9. The Relevance of Reflective Practice in the Training of Jungian Analysts 

Astrid Berg

Part IV: The Analytical Traning: Integrative View and Assistance to Individuation 

10. Training in Thirdness and Thirdness in Training 

August Cwik

11. How Can the IAAP Router Training Foster the Development of Core Competencies in Future Members of the IAAP? 

Misser Berg

Part V: Relatedness to Culture in Analytical Practise 

12. Cultural Otherness: Implications for the Analytical Attitude 

Tom Kelly & Jan Weiner

13. On Relatedness to Cultures - the Struggle with Cultures in the Case of C. G. Jung and H. Kawai 

Marry Yoshikawa

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Gražina Gudaite, PhD., is a Professor of Psychology at Vilnius University. She is a Jungian psychoanalyst and works as chair of the Analyst Training program in Lithuania. Gudaite is the author of several books and articles in analytical psychology. Since 2016 she is a member of the IAAP Executive Committee.

Tom Kelly is past president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (2013 – 2016). He initiated and chaired the yearly meeting of the Directors of Training of the North American Societies of Jungian Analysts (CNASJA) for twenty years. From 2017 to 2020, Tom was co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He currently serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the IAAP.


"What are the core personal attitudes and professional skills necessary to work as a Jungian analyst? The editors have invited some of the most senior practitioners and influential thinkers in the Jungian canon to tease out what each considers to be irreducible, essential psychotherapeutic abilities. The results of this international reflective process are richly rewarding and multifaceted, identifying key elements of the analytic attitude in different societies and playing with the art of communication in creative tension between consciousness and the unknown. Each chapter adds a fresh insight and all demonstrate the deep satisfaction felt in helping patients and trainees alike to explore the symbolic inner world of the unconscious mind."

Catherine Crowther, Training Analyst, Society of Analytical Psychology, London

"By putting at the center the specific skills a Jungian Analyst must acquire and develop to fulfill the tasks and objectives of Jungian analysis, this book is an indispensable reference for educational activities in all training programs. It is an excellent contribution to the understanding of the specificity of Jungian practice."

Pilar Amezaga, Clinical professor of Jungian Psychotherapy, Catholic University of Uruguay and Vice President of the IAAP

"As analytical psychology has moved from a small movement largely within Western Europe and North America to a global approach to analysis and psychotherapy, as well as facing a decisive generational transition as the last direct connections to the founding generation of analysts fade, defining the foundational characteristics of Jung’s approach to the psyche becomes increasingly important for our understanding of analytical psychology’s unique contribution to mental and spiritual health in the contemporary world. The core competencies discussed in this volume directly address this growing need and represent an indispensable resource for training the next generation of analytical psychologists."

George B. Hogenson, Ph.D, Chicago Society of Analytical Psychologists

"A book exploring the core competencies of the psychotherapist is badly needed. A row of senior analysts give a deep understanding of the effectiveness of Jungian psychotherapy. As the role of the psychotherapist has been undeservedly underestimated this book is highly recommendable for anybody who enables another person’s growth."

Kathrin Asper, Ph.D, Training analyst and supervisor at ISAP