Training of Jungian Analysts

Jungian psychoanalysis training is both theoretical and practical. Aspirants only follow the theoretical part.

The theoretical training is made of two elements:

  • Training seminars organised by BSJP. They take place in Brussels and in Laarne, near Ghent (one Wednesday per month, from 8pm to 10pm). The program wil be announced every year. 
  • The C.G. Jung reading group, meeting one Wednesday per month, from 8pm to 10pm in Laarne.

The practical training is restricted to candidates. Only candidates are allowed to practice analysis under supervision. They must choose their supervisors amongst the didactician members. The supervision must include at least 150 hours of work spread over at least two years, and will be undertaken with at least two didactician analysts different from the personal analyst. Evaluations will be based on at least 180 hours of analytical work.

The continuous professional development is restricted to members and candidates. It consists of reading seminars. For the moment there are two organised reading groups:

  • A reading seminar with texts from various psychoanalytic authors (essentially written in English), meeting one Wednesday per month in Brussels from 8.15pm to 10 pm. Everybody can take part in the discussion in their own language.
  • A reading seminar in French. The texts from various psychoanalytic authors are often written in or translated into French. This seminar takes place in Brussels one Wednesday per month from 8.15pm to 10pm.


Application for the status of candidate or aspirant must be submitted in writing to the Chairman between the 1st of September and the 31st of October. It must include a curriculum vitae and documentary evidence of the applicant’s qualifications.


To become aspirant, according to our bylaws, one must:

  • Have been committed to a long enough personal analysis; other psychotherapeutic experiences can be taken in consideration, which will be assessed by the training committee.
  • Adhere in writing to the social status, to the bylaws, and to the code of ethics of the School.
  • Make an appointment and meet, before the 30th of November, three members of the training committee of his/her own choice, but different from the personal analyst. These interviews will be charged.
  • The application must meet the official criteria and be considered acceptable by the training committee.


Official criteria set in the bylaws to become candidate:

  • Being engaged in a personal analysis of at least 240 sessions.
  • Evidence of a university degree (medicine, psychology, or equivalent) or a rigorous training considered adequate by the training committee, and a psychiatric clinical training.
  • Having actively attended, during two years, the programme organised for aspirants by the training committee.
  • Demonstrate sufficient theoretical knowledge in analytical psychology and psychoanalysis.
  • Be capable of talking with true-life stories about one’s own analysis, of its important moments, of the awareness of internal conflicts and their evolution.
  • Show the required qualities to start practicing analysis supervised by the School’s didacticians.
  • Make an appointment and meet, before the 30th of November, three members of the training committee of his/her own choice, but different from the personal analyst. These interviews will be charged.
  • Applications receiving a favourable recommendation from the training committee are assessed by the general assembly that makes a final decision. A two-third majority of the votes (present or represented) is required for acceptance of a candidate.

For more information regarding training, please contact

Jan Tilley
Bosstraat 12, 9255 Buggenhout
00 32 (0)5 233 76 20
E-mail: jan.tilley@skynet.be