Certifying, professional, and education organizations with whom we have memberships or affiliations:
THE INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY
IIP is the training division of the Chicago Center for Integrative Psychotherapy (CCIP). We offer lectures, seminars, consultation and supervision to clinicians who wish to improve their understanding and practice of integrative psychotherapy. Its Neo-Jungian philosophical orientation seeks to update and carry forward the psychological tradition of Carl Jung in the light of new scientific and spiritual research. Our programs are grounded on the assumption that optimally effective psychotherapy must include consideration of the spiritual dimensions of the human experience and not view persons as simply “malfunctioning biochemical machines.”
THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN SPIRITUALITY AND WELLNESS
IASSW is a new think tank and educational program initiative recently founded at the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS—see below) to enhance integrative research, theory, and practice in the interface between spiritual and scientific disciplines of human wellness and healing. Among its goals are those of providing an arena for more effective access to information, communication and advanced dialogue for those committed to a multidisciplinary interfaith integrative vision of the possible human. The Chicago Center for Integrative Psychotherapy (CCIP) co-sponsors programs with IASSW.
C. G. JUNG INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The Institute was founded to advance Analytical Psychology, the theoretical foundation of Jungian psychoanalysis and a practice of psychology that addresses the basic human need for psychological growth and consciousness. The objectives of the Institute are to train psychotherapists to become Jungian psychoanalysts, maintain a collegial society to provide continuing education and ethical review for member analysts, offer education to other professionals and the general public, and promote research and writing about Jungian psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Analytical 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.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
NAAP is a professional organization of leading psychoanalysts from a wide variety of schools of psychoanalytic thought who have come together to set standards for the training, certification, and practice of psychoanalysts in the United States. Analysts certified by NAAP have had extensive advanced training and clinical supervision beyond their graduate degrees. Perhaps equally as important for patients is that these analysts have had to undergo a training analysis (extensive in-depth personal psychotherapy) in order to be able to separate their own psychological issues from those of their patients. It is not widely known by the public that most therapists have not been required to have their own therapy and thus may have little understanding of the ways their own psychology might unconsciously interfere with the treatment of their patients.
THE CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY:
CTS is the oldest institution of graduate education in the Chicago metropolitan area and is internationally recognized for its leadership in personal and social transformation. From its beginnings it has been committed to preparing spiritual leaders, both lay and clergy, for the work of transforming religion and society toward greater justice and mercy. It has always pioneered in drawing upon both spiritual traditions and the human sciences to find new ways to enable personal and social healing. All academic programs—Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy—share this vision of transformative leadership.
Its Center for Theology, Ethics, and the Human Sciences is sought out by psychoanalysts, psychologists, counselors, social workers, physicians and other allied health professionals to deepen their understanding of interdisciplinary integrative therapeutic theory and practice in the light of ethical and spiritual insight. CTS, through the leadership of Anton Boisen, was the first institution of higher education to begin stressing the importance of the relationship between religion and psychiatry in a holistic approach to human healing.