Welcome from the President

I am delighted to welcome you to the official website of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, IAAP. As President of our global organisation, I, along with my fellow Officers, the Executive Committee and our dedicated staff, are committed to advancing the field of Analytical Psychology worldwide.

Our main goals at IAAP are to promote the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards in our association and to ensure that Analytical Psychology is recognised and valued as a vital field of study and practice. Thank you for visiting the IAAP website and we hope you find it informative and interesting.

   President IAAP

About the IAAP

The International Association for Analytical Psychology, IAAP was founded in 1955 by a group of Jungian Analysts to sustain and promote the work of C. G. Jung. Today the IAAP recognizes 69 Group Members (societies) throughout the world, and around 3500 analysts trained in accordance with standards established by the Association.

Since the late 1990’s the IAAP has been engaged in providing training possibilities for people who live in places where no registered training to become a Jungian Analyst with membership of the IAAP is available. The result of this is that the IAAP now has training facilities and qualified Jungian Analysts in all continents.

The aims of the IAAP are:

  1. To promote the study of Analytical Psychology
  2. To disseminate knowledge of Analytical Psychology
  3. To require the maintenance of high standards of training, practice, and ethical conduct
  4. To hold Congresses.

In addition to the triennial IAAP Congresses, the IAAP also supports international conferences around the world, and during the last years the IAAP has actively taken part in joint conferences with universities in recognition of the importance of the connection to the scientific world. This is also reflected in the growing support by the IAAP of research in the Analytical Psychological field.

The IAAP New Bulletin is a monthly email newsletter. Click on the image above to access the current and previous  issues. Click here for the subscribe form.

News & Announcements

CG Jung & Analytical Psychology

IAAP member analysts have written a series of short articles to introduce the key concept of Analytical Psychology which is the formal name for Jungian psychology.

Mark Winborn

Participation Mystique: An Overview

Jung adopted the term participation mystique from anthropologist Lucien Lévy-Bruhl who utilized the term in a series of books published from 19101 onward. Jung was taken with the idea that the ‘primitives’ think differently than ‘modern’ people and adopted Lévy-Bruhl ‘s ideas about the ‘primitive psyche’ as well as his concepts of participation mystique and representations collectives.

Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi


“The amplification is always appropriate when dealing with some obscure experience which is so vaguely adumbrated that it must be enlarged and expanded by being set in a psychological context in order to be understood by all.” (C.G. Jung: Psychology and Alchemy, 1968, para. 403)

François Martin-Vallas

Transference and Countertransference

The term transference, in the sense that it is used in psychoanalysis, first appeared in Freud’s Studies on Hysteria published in 1895. It was after the failure of the cathartic hypnotic treatment of Anna O, whom Freud was treating with Breurer, that he realised that the patient had in fact shifted an infantile mode of relationship already established in her childhood onto the therapists. It was the discovery of this phenomenon that led Freud to renounce hypnosis as a means of treating neuroses, a renunciation that marked his separation from his master, Breurer.


We are pleased to make the following resources available to the public through our website

Commission by the National Institute of Mental Health the Abstracts of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung were edited by Carrie Lee Rothgeb and Siegfried M. Clemens and originally published in 1978. The book is available in the public domain and all the abstract are viewable on the IAAP website. Click here

The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism is a pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history. The ARAS website also offers a rich library of articles on art and symbols and a concordance that allows you to search C.G. Jung’s Collected Works by word or topic. 

The IAAP is supporting the initiative by Jungian.Directory to build and maintain a searchable catalogue of articles published in Jungian and Jungian related journals. The catalogue is growing and will soon give access to the contents of close to 45 journals. A number of the journal are open access. Access the searchable catalogue here.

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