Clinical Training

Helene Dorian, Training Administrator
(415) 771-8055, ext. 210

The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco offers a variety of training programs to licensed clinicians and clinicians-in-training. Our Analytical Training Program, the only specifically Jungian program in the San Francisco Bay Area, prepares licensed clinicians for certification as Jungian analysts. The Infant, Child and Adolescent Training Program (iCAT) offers advanced certification to analysts who are interested in specializing in work with children and adolescents.

Practitioners who live in regions of the globe without access to formal analytical training have the opportunity to study at our Institute through the International Analytical Psychology Scholar Program.

Our CAPIC-approved Internship Program provides post-masters and pre-doctoral internship-level graduate students with the chance to receive Jungian training while working in depth with patients in The James Goodrich Whitney Center For Psychotherapy.

Mission Statement
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco offers a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program that provides high-quality instruction in the theories, practice and more recent advances related to in-depth psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. CME course topics are relevant and applicable to contemporary issues in patient care. Our curriculum is designed to provide clinicians with both breadth and depth in the practice of psychology. We strive to support the continued learning of licensed clinicians and exploration in a wide variety of topics.

The C.G. Jung Institute’s core values are to sustain a “Learning Community” where people linked by the common purpose, values, interests and practices collaborate to build a vibrant environment that celebrates diversity of perspectives, within ethical standards, and the creation of new knowledge and skills. Psychotherapy outcome research demonstrates the common factors leading to a positive outcome as the strength of the therapeutic alliance, (requiring capacity of empathy, reflection and attunement fostering hope in the client). Large differences in outcome were related to the therapist’s characteristics rather than the theoretical model used.

These values correspond to our articulated and practiced training goals of fostering empathy, relatedness and authenticity, an overarching ethical attitude of respect to the primacy of the patient welfare and the acknowledgment of cultural differences coloring the interpersonal field. We focus primarily on continued psychotherapy education for licensed clinicians who treat individuals, couples, and groups (adults, adolescents, and children) in various clinical settings. The Institute’s CME Program serves a variety of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, licensed social workers and marriage and family therapists, and nurses. A portion of our continuing education courses is open only to members or candidates of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, while others are open to clinicians in general. We expect that the content of our courses will be relevant and applicable to patient care and will address practice gaps, such as advanced clinical skills training, and new advances in treatment of trauma, and issues of cultural and linguistic competence and addressing implicit prejudice. We measure results by most training opportunities including an interactive experiential component where changes in attitude, interpersonal communication skills, relatedness and understanding can be assessed and reflected on by the group and the instructor. We measure effectiveness of meeting the learning objectives by conducting course evaluations, measuring self-reported learning gains, assessing performance on post-activity learning measures. We follow up with learners over time to document change in practice and/or patient care.

Good results on learning measures, as well as qualitative and quantitative feedback as analyzed and interpreted by planning committees—and ultimately the Continuing Education Oversight Committee—help the CGJISF generate the most effective activities.