Jungian Studies Specialization

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The Perspective of Jungian Psychology on the Psyche

If you desire to deepen your understanding of the dynamics of the psyche, add a depth dimension to your clinical work, or explore psychodynamics as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, our graduate degrees in Psychology with a Specialization in Jungian Studies is for you.  With an M.A., Ph.D., or Certificate program focusing on Jungian psychology, you can augment your clinical practice or expand your knowledge of C.G. Jung (one of the seminal leaders in psychological theory and the history of psychology) through our experiential learning program

The Jungian Studies specialization is designed for those who wish to have a deeper understanding of analytical Jungian psychology and its applications in the inner and outer world. Our students include physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, organizational consultants, engineers, artists, writers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and those in other professions.

Each year, students attend a series of seven weekend seminars at The Jung Center in Houston, Texas. This is an excellent program for those who already have licensure a wish to enhance their clinical repertoire.

Symbols, Mysteries, and Inner Myths

The collective depths of the human psyche – its universal symbol systems, transcultural mysteries, and comparative mythology – were explored and described by Carl Jung in the early 20th century. By studying Jung, students can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the emergent global – Culture of cultures – while achieving professional advancement in their careers.

Today, scholarship based on Jung’s insights is increasingly embraced as essential by those who chart a unique path of individuation while engaging life and the collective issues of our time. Jung’s insights into the human condition, the conscious and unconscious operations of the psyche, and its implications for cultural expression are timeless and, in many respects, yet to be fully discovered and appreciated.

Saybrook Leads in Depth Psychology

The Jungian Studies Specialization was founded by noted Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and prolific author James Hollis, Ph.D., Director Emeritus of the C. G. Jung Educational Center of Houston. The program is directed by Alan G. Vaughan, Ph.D., J.D., an analyst member of the first U.S. training institute, the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He serves on the editorial board of the San Francisco Jung Journal of Culture & Psyche.

Saybrook University Jungian Studies faculty are intimately involved with Jungian scholarship and projects, such as the recent publication of Jung’s Red Book, Jung’s psychological diary, containing the foundations of his revolutionary theory of human psychology. This level of expertise makes Saybrook’s Jungian Studies Specialization one of the leading ways to explore depth psychology not just in the United States, but around the globe. Many of our faculty are members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology as well as regional Jungian training institutes and societies.

Jungian Studies Specialization Faculty:

  Alan Vaughan, Ph.D., J.D. (Director)
  Carolyn M. Bates, Ph.D.
  John Beebe, M.D.
  James Hollis, Ph.D.
  Priscilla Murr, Ph.D.
  Jerry Ruhl, Ph.D.
  Suzy Spradlin, Ph.D.
  Dennis Slattery, Ph.D.
  Scott Stanley, Ph.D.

To find out whether the Jungian Studies Specialization is right for you, please email admissions@saybrook.edu or call 800.825.4480.