Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts
A Member Group of the International Association for Analytical Psychology
Analytical Psychology is a form of depth psychology pioneered by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 -1961). It consists of a psychotherapeutic approach for improving mental health and developing personal growth, and a body of psychological theory applicable to individuals, groups, and the larger culture.
The PNSJA's purpose is to provide professional development for its members and to offer clinical and educational services to the larger community. The members of the PNSJA reside in the states of Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The PNSJA promotes professional development among its members by meeting at least three weekends a year to develop and sustain collegial relations and therapeutic knowledge and skills, by means of personal sharing, workshops, and business meetings. A primary value of the society is an " inside - out" approach to personal, group, and clinical development. An "inside-out" orientation invites PNSJA members to develop a relationship with their deepest Self and embody such an experience in society meetings, collegial contacts, and clinical and educational activities.
Individual members of the PNSJA offer various clinical services such as individual analysis, psychotherapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. Each of these services is aimed toward resolving such issues as developmental trauma, depression and anxiety, and interpersonal conflict, as well as facilitating personal growth and development. Analysts have specialized training working with unconscious content. Approaches may include working with dreams, somatic symptoms, expressive techniques, and the symbolic value of everyday life events and relationships.
Educational services are available from both the PNSJA as a society and individual members. The C.G. Jung Institute Pacific Northwest provides training in Analytical Psychology for selected candidates with the goal of becoming Certified Jungian Analysts. The PNSJA and individual members provide lectures, seminars, and other educational opportunities for the general public and psychotherapists related to analytical psychology, and other psychotherapeutic processes and individual human development.
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