Certified Jungian Analysts - Licensed Mental Health Professionals
The Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts (PNSJA) is comprised of licensed mental health counselors who have received specialized training in Analytical Psychology and are Certified as Jungian Analysts. The PNSJA is a member society of the worldwide International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP).
Analytical Psychology is a highly recognized form of depth psychology pioneered by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 -1961). Also known as Jungian analysis, this therapy consists of a psychotherapeutic approach for improving mental health, developing personal growth, and a body of psychological theory applicable to individuals, groups, and the larger culture.
Black Lives Matter
The PNSJA, a Society of depth psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, professional and pastoral counselors, stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We support protesters across the world in denouncing brutality and racialized violence in all its forms. As Jungian Analysts, we most often find ourselves delving into matters of the soul. But at this moment, we recognize that inner work, though essential, is not enough on its own. We recognize our responsibility to actively challenge white supremacy and the systemic oppression of Black and BIPOC lives. We commit to engage with and amplify the message of BIPOC voices in our local and professional communities. And we join our voices with our Jungian colleagues, the authors of the Open Letter to the British Journal of Psychotherapy on Jung's racism.
Pro Bono Counseling Services during COVID-19
For a limited number of First and Secondary Responders, Essential Workers, and Firefighters
Psychologists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts offer pro bono counseling services for First and Secondary Responders, Essential Workers, and Firefighters.
Analyst/counselors address the concerns of individuals using intensive and empathic listening, genuine and warm responses, relevant problem solving, and referrals for subsequent follow up counseling or therapeutic services.
First/Secondary Responders and Essential Workers
The purpose of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts is to offer clinical counseling, psychoanalysis, and psychological education to individuals, couples, groups, and communities in our local and regional areas. Our goal is to create a fertile ground and a safe environment that supports personal growth. We also provide professional development for our members. Member analysts of the PNSJA reside in the states of Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The PNSJA promotes professional development among its members by meeting at least three weekends a year. We engage in life long learning. We develop and sustain collegial relations and therapeutic knowledge and skills by means of seminars and workshops, personal sharing, and business meetings. A primary value of the Society is an "inside-out" approach to personal, group, and clinical development. An "inside-out" orientation invites PNSJA members to develop a relationship with their deepest Self and embody such an experience in clinical work, society meetings, collegial contacts, and educational activities.
Our Members Provide Clinical Services
All PNSJA analysts have engaged in considerable, years-long training in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, depth psychotherapy, and related fields. Each analyst offers various clinical services which can include individual analysis, psychotherapy, and counseling, couples or marriage counseling, and group therapy for youth, adults, and seniors. These services are aimed toward resolving such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal conflict as well as facilitating personal growth and development. Analysts have specialized training working with unconscious content. Approaches include working with dreams, somatic symptoms, expressive techniques, and the symbolic value of everyday life events and relationships.
Educational services are available from the PNSJA as a Society and from its individual members. PNSJA and its members provide lectures, seminars, and other educational opportunities for the public and for psychotherapists concerning analytical psychology, other psychotherapeutic processes, and individual human development. For the past few years, the Society has partnered with Oregon Friends of Jung to present seminars on Jungian topics. The C.G. Jung Institute Pacific Northwest has provided training in Analytical Psychology for selected candidates with the goal of becoming Certified Jungian Analysts but is not doing so currently.