Societies & Membership

The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), established in accordance with Art. 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code, is an international organization of those engaged in the practice of Analytical Psychology throughout the world.

Its aims are:

To promote the study of Analytical Psychology;

1. To disseminate knowledge of Analytical Psychology;

2. To require the maintenance of high standards of training, practice, and ethical conduct;

3. To hold Congresses.

The IAAP pursues these aims with due regard for the autonomous status and professional interests of its Group Members and Individual Members.

Categories of Membership in the IAAP:

Group Members are societies of IAAP analysts that have been elected to membership as a body. By virtue of its election, all of its members, both present and future, who are professionally and analytically qualified, become members of the IAAP. There are two types of Group Member: those without training privileges and those with training privileges.

Individual Members are IAAP analysts who have been elected to membership without being a member of a Group. Individual Member status is restricted to countries or regions where there is no Group Member with training status. Exceptional cases may be considered.

Honorary Members are individuals who are selected to IAAP membership because of outstanding contributions to the field of Analytical Psychology and the values and goals of the IAAP. Generally they are not analysts, and Honorary Membership in no way entitles them to practice psychotherapy or to call themselves Jungian analysts.

Developing “Groups” constitute a special category in the IAAP. Developing “Groups” are associations of people in regions or countries in which there is no existing IAAP Group Member. The individuals comprising such groups are students of Analytical Psychology, working primarily as professional psychotherapists, physicians, and educators or in other relevant professions. Belonging to a Developing Group does not imply membership status in the IAAP.