The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA) is an educational community of certified Jungian analysts based in New York City that promotes the contemporary understanding and applications of Jungian psychology in professional psychoanalytic and mental health fields, and in the public domain. We present programs and research that bring Jungian ideas to the wider community, sponsor professional conferences, facilitate access to Jungian analysis through a referral service, and train the next generation for professional licensure and international recognition as certified Jungian analysts.
Statement of Solidarity
The professional members and candidates of the JPA are committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and all who gather to protest and demand meaningful political and legal changes to protect every individual, with a special emphasis on the injustices perpetrated on the BIPOC and Asian-American communities.The JPA is expressly committed to the uniqueness and sanctity of individuals as a foundational principle in its mission. We support an ethical response to suffering, assault and injury in our training of professional analysts, and in JPA Public Programs. We are further aware that the writings of C.G. Jung and the history of analytical psychology itself contain statements we recognize as in conflict with our ethics and mission; and so the JPA is undertaking a thorough study of our curriculum and practices, and we continue to be vigilant with an eye to ensuring an approach to Analytical Psychology that reflects a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are further involved in the study, design and deployment of a set of initiatives to engage psychological and ethical issues that arise in times of crisis, especially in these times marked by unconscionable violence, global pandemic, historic protest and categorical answers to complex human conditions. The JPA will continue to assist as many as possible with affordable psychological care and will be developing opportunities to allow larger audiences to focus on the archetypal issues that are arising from the Spirit of the Depths as critical issues in this time.