Licensed Mental Health Professionals - Certified Jungian Analysts
The Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts (PNSJA) is a group 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 International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP).
Analytical Psychology is a form of depth psychology pioneered by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 -1961). It consists of a psychotherapeutic approach for improving mental health and 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 police 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 lives. We commit to engage with and amplify the message of Black voices in our local and professional communities. And we join our voices with our 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, Firefighters, and Essential Workers
Psychologists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts are offering pro bono counseling services for a limited number of First and Secondary Responders and Essential Workers.
Analyst/counselors will address the concerns of individuals with 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 PNSJA's purpose is to offer clinical counseling and psychological education to individuals and communities in our local and regional areas 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 to develop and sustain collegial relations and therapeutic knowledge and skills, by means of personal sharing, workshops, 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 society meetings, collegial contacts, and clinical and educational activities.
Our Members Provide Clinical Services
All PNSJA analysts have engaged in considerable, years-long training in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and depth psychotherapy. Each 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 developmental depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal conflict as well as facilitating personal growth and development. Analysts have specialized training working with unconscious content. Approaches may 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. 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.