The International Association for Analytical Psychology was founded in 1955 by a group of analysts who were close to C. G. Jung. While several groups or societies had been formed earlier, there was no international body that could oversee the growing interest in Jung’s system of depth psychology, maintain standards of training and insure the ethical practice of analytical psychology. With Jung’s advancing age, the establishment of the IAAP insured the continuity that had hitherto resulted from his personal engagement. Jung’s close associate, C. A. Meier, was elected to be the first president of the IAAP, and the first Congress of the Association was held in Zurich in 1958. Since its founding, the IAAP has grown to a membership of more than 3000 analysts, and recognizes 58 groups or societies throughout the world. An elected group of officers and an executive committee of representatives from the groups or societies now govern the Association. A separate committee maintains a code of ethics, and congresses are organized on a triennial basis. Regional groupings of societies now conduct meetings during the intervening years, and various groups and journals regularly organize a wide variety of other scholarly conferences. The IAAP has also established an affiliation with a number of Allied Organizations including the International Association for Jungian Studies, a group which promotes the study of Jung’s system of depth psychology and related issues in the larger academic community, as well as the Philemon Foundation, the International Society for Sandplay Therapy and the Marion Woodman Foundation. nalytical Psychology originated in the work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Offering a comprehensive model of the human psyche, analytical psychology includes a psychotherapeutic approach for improving mental health and facilitating maturation of the personality as well as a theoretical body of knowledge with wide applicability to social and cultural issues.
The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) was founded in 1955 and is the accrediting and regulatory organization for all professional analytical psychologists’ groups. The main objectives of the IAAP are to advance the understanding and utility of analytical psychology worldwide, and to ensure that the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards are maintained in the training and practice of analytical psychologists among its Member Groups.As an international body, the IAAP promotes communication among its member groups and coordinates their activities. This is done by publishing an on-line Hewssheet twice a year and a hard copy Newsletter once per administration, sending a President’s letter to the membership in the spring, following the meeting of the Executive Committee, maintaining a website (www.iaap.org), publishing information on forthcoming conferneces and congresses and administering on-line discussion groups for issues of importance to the membership.
Overall, the International Association for Analytical Psychology endeavours to facilitate the growth of local initiatives while remaining respectful of the autonomy of its member groupsRead More»