The North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology is a nonprofit
organization committed to research in the field of analytical psychology and to
education founded on the work of Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung. Jung was
moved by the depth of human suffering and studied how that suffering affected
the world. His life and work spanned the transition from Victorian times to the
post-modern world, but his approach has more relevance today than ever before.
Jungian psychology sometimes sounds esoteric because it uses strange
words like anima and animus, shadow, self and archetype. In practice,
it is very fundamental because it addresses the
business of life to find meaning and joy, to face our suffering
and transform it, to feel we've done more to bring light
into this world.
At the North Pacific Institute for Analytic Psychology, we use
human nature as a guide. What the analyst does is less a question
of treatment than of developing the creative possibilities latent
in the patient.
We humans are always becoming something…and being afraid to become.
This struggle is essential to Jung's ideas. In analysis we look
at the barriers to making the leap from the safety of familiarity
to opening the heart, mind and soul. In our work at the Institute,
we create the opportunity for a client to discover his or her own
true inner voice and deep agenda for living.
Rather than a kind of quick fix based on changes of behavior or habit, the
work we do with our clients has no formula. The unconscious has wisdom of its
own. To discover it and affect real change in one's relationship with oneself
takes time, hard work and the guidance of profoundly experienced analysts.
Jungian Psychology is not just psychological; it is also spiritual. We work to
help people discover meaning, not just the meaning of the moment, but the arc
of meaning from birth to death. People crave a deep, nourishing relationship to
some divine principle. Jungian psychology affords the renewal of the self
through revelation of the soul.
We have seen an increasing demand in the Pacific Northwest for analysts and for
education about Jungian and analytical psychology. NPIAP is planning and
raising funds for an educational center that can provide in-depth training of
future analysts as well as educational opportunities for professionals and
people in our communities.
The aim of the Analytic Training Program is to prepare qualified persons to
become certified Jungian analysts. The Institute currently offers two
educational avenues for experienced therapists.
The Analyst Education Program is a five plus year, intensive,
post-graduate, program for psychotherapists, clinical psychologists
and psychiatrists who have completed at least three years of analysis,
class work and further training. The aim of the Analytic Training
Program is to prepare qualified individuals to become certified
Jungian analysts. (Please note that the Institute does not grant
degrees or the legal right to practice psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.)
Seminar for Professionals is a two-year seminar for mental health
professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists,
social workers, pastoral counselors) who wish to gain an in-depth understanding
of the concepts and contributions of analytical psychology.
The qualifications of our applicants represent a tremendous commitment of time
and financial resources before our students even apply to the Institute. One of
our most important goals is to fund scholarships to ensure greater
accessibility to a wide variety of candidates from within our communities and
around the world.