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A.     Overview. 4

B. Graduation Requirements. 5


A. General Considerations 5

B. Prerequisites 6

C. Application Materials 6


A. All Candidates. 7

B. Pre-Control Stage. 7

C. Control/Diploma Stage. 8

Individual and Case Colloquia Supervision. 9

Diploma Examinations 10

Graduation. 11

IV. General Training Information. 12

A. Personal Analyst 12



Training committee

One chair and two members

Admissions committee

One chair and two members

Review Committee

One chair and two members

Ethics committee

One chair and two members

Appeals committee (when needed)

One chair and two members



A.   Overview

The PCSAP training program is a program that will provide training in Analytical Psychology to those with a graduate degree who wish to practice as Jungian analysts.

The training takes place “face-to-face” or “in virtual mode” in the form of monthly weekends throughout the academic year.

Areas of study include theoretical foundations of Analytical Psychology, archetypal material, fields related to Analytical Psychology and the practice of Jungian analysis. Candidates are expected to be in individual analysis and supervision with a Jungian analyst certified by IAAP throughout their training.

Graduates of the PCSAP Training Program receive a diploma in Analytical Psychology. A graduate is eligible to apply for membership in the PCSAP and to other Jungian societies and institutes. On acceptance into the membership of PCSAP or another IAAP Group Member, the graduate automatically becomes a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

Graduates of the PCSAP training program receive a degree in analytical psychology. A graduate may apply for membership in the Jungian society or institute of his/her choice. By being accepted as a member of an IAAP Jungian Society or Institute, the graduate automatically becomes a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

Graduation from the PCSAP does not confer the legal right to practice psychoanalysis or psychotherapy. Candidates for training have a legal, personal and ethical responsibility to acquire legal status in the province in which they practice. Candidates will be required to sign a statement releasing the PCSAP from any liability in this regard.

B. Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirements for graduation from the PCSAP training program are:

  • A minimum of 300 analytic hours with an IAAP member.
  • 200 analytic hours are required between admission and sitting for Diploma examinations, a maximum of 50% of which may be performed using telecommunications.
  • A minimum of 100 face-to-face analytic hours must be with a member of PCSAP.
  • A minimum of 40 analytic hours is required per year during training, 50% of which may be performed using telecommunications.
  • Successful completion of oral and written Propaedeuticum exams.
  • Control/Diploma candidates are required to have at least 100 hours of supervision at a frequency of no less than two face-to-face hours per month with an PCSAP analyst. Up to 50% of control/diploma supervision may be performed using telecommunications.
  • Successful completion of the Diploma exam on the candidate’s written cases.
  • Successful completion of the Diploma exam on the candidate’s thesis.
  • Payment in full of outstanding dues and fees.


A. General Considerations

The PCSAP has no permanent headquarters. Training and teaching take place in Local PCSAP analysts offices or in local rented facilities throughout Canada.

Potential applicants are required to go through screening interviews conducted by PCSAP Local Training analysts who recommend the applicant to the PCSAP Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee meets once each year, at the Spring meeting, to interview and make admissions decisions for applicants to the training program.

B. Prerequisites

  • – All applicants must have at least a master’s degree. It should be noted that a graduate degree qualifying the applicant for the practice of psychotherapy in the province in which he or she intends to practice must be obtained prior to entering training.
  • Fifty hours of face-to-face personal analysis with an IAAP analyst before March 1 of the year of application. The applicant is expected to be in analysis at the time of application and the 100 hours of analysis must have taken place within three years of application for candidacy.
  • The financial and personal resources to invest in training that may take several years and cover costs of analysis and supervision, seminar fees, travel and lodging for seminars in Montreal.
  • Legal authorization to practice psychotherapy/analysis in the province where the candidate intends to practice.
  • Submission of application (Appendix A) and supporting documents to the Director of Admissions by March 1.

C. Application Materials

  • PCSAP application form, completed, signed and notarized.
  • A recent black and white or color passport size photo.
  • – University degrees AND proof of legal right to practice psychotherapy in the province where the applicant intends to practice.
  • Curriculum vitae (three pages or less).
  • An autobiographical statement (no more than three double-spaced pages, one-inch margins and 12-point font). The last paragraph of the statement should be written by hand.
  • Application fee
  • PCSAP Waiver for Prospective Trainees signed and notarized. (See Appendix B).
  • Verification by the applicant’s analyst(s) of analytic hours. The analyst(s) should specify total hours that were face-to-face and/or by telecommunication during the 3 years prior to application.


A. All Candidates

Personal Analysis during Training

Candidates are required to be in analysis on a regular basis, throughout the course of training.

PCSAP Review Committee

Upon admission to the PCSAP training program, candidates are assigned to an PCSAP Review Committee (which could be their Admission Committee) which advises, mentors and supports the candidate’s training from admission to graduation. The Review Committee is composed of at least three PCSAP analysts, two of whom will be senior analysts. A senior analyst is defined as one who has been certified for at least five years.

B. Pre-Control Stage

Pre-Control stage is the period between admission to training and completion of the first set of exams (the Propaedeuticum). This phase of training will last for at least two years. The requirements for this stage are:

  • Regular on-going personal analysis. A minimum of 40 analytic hours is required per year during training, 50% of which may be by electronic format.
    • Attendance at monthly Local Training Seminar meetings.
  • Yearly meetings with the candidate’s Review Committee.
  • At least one hour of face-to-face supervision per month with an PCSAP analyst.
  • Theoretical papers and/or clinical case presentations as required by their Training Seminar.
  • Successful completion of the propaedeuticum exams.

Propaedeuticum Exam

A candidate who has completed at least two years in the Pre-Control stage and 80 hours of analysis since admission into the program is eligible to take the propaedeuticum exams.

The examination is designed to assess a candidate’s basic knowledge of Jungian and depth psychological theory, the capacity to integrate and apply this material in clinical practice and psychological readiness to enter the Control/Diploma stage of training. The oral examinations cover the History and Development of Analytical Psychology; Complex Theory and Psychopathology; Dreams; and Archetypal Material. A written examination requires answering three of four questions and interpreting a dream, provided by the Training Committee.

Candidates advance to the Control/Diploma stage of training upon the successful completion of the propaedeuticum exams and approval of the review committee.

C. Control/Diploma Stage

Control/Diploma stage is the time between successfully completing the propaedeuticum exams and graduation. This phase of training lasts for at least two years. The requirements for this stage are:

  • PCSAP seminars.
  • PCSAP analyst. Up to 50% of control/diploma supervision may be performed using telecommunications.

Individual and Case Colloquia Supervision

Individual Supervision

During the Control/Diploma stage, the candidate conducts therapeutic analysis with analysands under the supervision of an PCSAP senior analyst. A minimum of 100 hours of supervision at a frequency of at least two face-to-face hours per month is required during this phase of training.

Case Colloquia

Case colloquia provide a forum for presentation and discussion of ongoing cases from the practices of Control/Diploma candidates. Colloquia participants explore current and emerging clinical challenges and promote the vitality and potential of Jungian analysis within the analytic setting.

A case colloquium consists of an PCSAP senior analyst and a minimum of two candidate participants.

General Supervision and Case Colloquia Guidance

Attendance at case colloquia is required.

PCSAP allows 15 hours of case colloquia to count toward the total 100 hours of face-to-face supervision hours that are required for graduation in the following situation:

Case colloquia hours count toward the 100 required supervision hours ONLY when a candidate is presenting a control case to the colloquia group. Hours in which a candidate’s control case is presented are counted at a 2:1 ratio (i.e., the candidate must present their control case material for a total of 30 colloquia hours to acquire the maximum 15 hours of credit allowed).

Diploma Examinations

Each Diploma Examination, both Cases and Thesis, requires the establishment of separate exam committees by each candidate.

The diploma exam consists of the oral defense of the thesis and case reports. These exams are an opportunity for an intellectual and psychological demonstration of the candidate’s integration of the fundamental aspects of analytical psychology and analytic work. They are a collegial discussion of the candidate’s written work, its psychological meaning for the candidate and its implications for the field of analytical psychology. The candidate must be able to range widely in the examination discussion, in and out of the written work, with respect to its applicability and importance to clinical practice, personality development, and Jungian theory.

Requirements for a candidate to apply to take the Diploma Examinations after consultation with their Review Committee are as follows:

  • completion of a minimum of 300 hours of personal analysis (a minimum of 100 hours must be with a member of the PCSAP)
  • completion of a minimum of two years of control work
  • fulfillment of the required 100 hours of supervision, which shall include 50 hours of supervision, 50% which may be by telecommunication, with one supervisor on one case and at least 20 hours of supervision, 50% which may be by telecommunication, on one additional case.

Case and Thesis examiners evaluate the candidate’s capacity to:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to the dynamics of analytical situations.
  • Interpret symbolic material, such as dreams, fantasies, pictures and representations of unconscious contents.
  • Capacity to understand and handle appropriately transference and counter-transference dynamics.
  • Write a thesis which contributes to the body of knowledge of analytical psychology.
  • Relate their written work to clinical practice, personality development, and Jungian and post-Jungian theory.

Written Case Reports

Control/Diploma candidates are required to present three written cases that have been conducted under control analysis. It is suggested that one of these clients be male and another female. One case report will reflect the work with a client in analysis for a minimum of 100 face-to-face hours over a period of at least one year. The second case report requires a case that involves a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face analysis with the client.

The third case is a case of special interest or challenge to the candidate or one that the candidate deems to have been a failure in some way. For this case, neither the number of supervision hours nor the number of client hours is specified.


The Control/Diploma candidate is required to present a thesis on some aspect of Analytical Psychology. The thesis is recommended to be 75 to 125 pages


Graduation follows the completion of all minimal required hours of personal analysis, supervision and case colloquia, the Diploma examinations, and the recommendation of Case and Thesis Committees, and the approval of the Review Committee and DoT. The diploma is normally granted at next PCSAP meeting, and graduates are welcomed into the Society.

Diploma and Certification

The PCSAP grants a Diploma in Analytical Psychology on the affirmative recommendation of the candidate’s Case and Thesis Committees.

Upon acceptance into the membership of the PCSAP, the graduate automatically becomes a member of the IAAP through membership with PCSAP.

IV. General Training Information

A. Personal Analyst

To protect the privacy of the analytic relationship, the candidate’s personal analyst(s) are excluded from all evaluative aspects of the candidate’s training. The personal analyst(s) shall have no input into an applicant’s application to the PCSAP training program other than to report the number of analytical hours. The personal analyst cannot function as supervisor of an analysand and may not make recommendations about decisions of committees, local seminar or Society, about their analysands. The personal analyst may teach seminars where their analysands are present. However, either within the local seminar or the Society, they may not lead case colloquia or serve on any decision-making committee that includes their analysands. Personal analysts may not make recommendations regarding the vote or the decisions of committees, local seminar or Society, regarding their analysands and will recuse him/herself from any discussions of the candidate.

An analyst-analysand relationship is an ongoing analytic relationship of some duration. A single or preliminary consultation does not necessarily establish an analytic relationship that would preclude the analyst from participating in training decisions.