The International Association for Analytical Psychology is the umbrella organisation that
manages all Jungian associations and schools worldwide.
The most important task of the IAAP is to officially recognise the circa 70 Jungian schools (with or without training competence)
The IAAP therefore also determines, through the school, who may call themselves a "Jungian Analyst" and that recognition is valid worldwide. The title "Jungian Analyst" is therefore awarded, acknowledged and supported by the IAAP.
In addition to that core task, the IAAP organises conferences, congresses and training courses. It promotes the creation of new schools in countries such as China, Bulgaria, Ecuador, India, etc. It also tries to facilitate access of Jungian thought to universities.
Some socio-demographic data:
Distribution of Jungian schools: 55% Europe; 26% North America; 12% Latin America; 8% South Africa – Australia - Asia.
Average age of the analyst: 64 years.
Working Language: English. (80% of whom use English as a second language)
IAAP Membership: 30% have been members for more than twenty years.
Education of analysts: 42% Psychology (of which 46% Master and 31% PhD)
Age of patients: 40% between 11 and 20, 25% between 21 and 30.
Frequency of consultations: 1x/week; few see their patients more than 2x/week or less than once a week.
Duration of treatment: 2 to 7 years.
The most important to know is that recognition as an analyst through our School, depends on the IAAP.