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.

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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.

Murray Stein
Murray Stein


Full individuation is a goal, and it is never fully achieved. It is approachable, but only relatively. This is because the unconscious is too comprehensive to integrate fully. One can get a glimpse of the Self in symbols, but one cannot fully integrate it. Individuation is an archetypal process. This means it is universally human and can therefore be thought of as a type of instinct that is inherited. It is a native human tendency to develop on the psychological level, which matches to a degree physical development.

Emilija Kiehl

The Transcendent Function

The transcendent function is one of the core concepts of Jung’s model of the psyche. It is an attempt to explain the phenomenon of psychic change and development. The transcendent function enables a transition from one psychological attitude to another through a dialectical process of integrating the psyche’s conscious and unconscious contents into a third position, which constitutes a new step in the evolution of personality. The process of psychological development that Jung termed individuation – becoming oneself – involves coming to terms with one’s unconscious.

John Beebe

Psychological Types

The concept of psychological types, which we can define as the regular differences in the way people become aware of and try to cope with their psychological issues, even when they are dealing with challenges to psyche that are similar, is a distinctive contribution of C. G. Jung to the development of depth psychology. Jung focused on the basic principle that in relating to the psyche, we are what we are observing. Therefore, our “personal equation” (Shamdasani 2003, pp. 30–31) must be taken into account when we look at our complexes and at the complexes of others who are sufficiently significant to us to become, in effect, parts of our own psychological life.


C.G. Jung 1959

Face to Face - Carl Gustav Jung (1959)
Reference: John Freeman interviewing Carl Gustav Jung : Face to Face. BBC, TV 1959


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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