The International Association for Analytical Psychology

The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), founded in 1955, represents Jungian Analysts worldwide and is the accrediting and regulatory organization for all professional analytical psychology groups. Since its founding the IAAP has grown to a membership of over 3300 analysts and recognizes 64 Group Members throughout the world. The main objectives of the IAAP are to advance the understanding and application of analytical psychology, 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.

The IAAP addresses these objectives by organizing a regular triennial international congress and offering assistance to various regional and professional meetings. In addition to overseeing and financing the publication of the Congress Proceedings, the IAAP supports relevant research projects, and promotes the translation and dissemination of important contributions to the Jungian literature. As part of its mission to promote analytical psychology, the IAAP actively encourages the formation of Developing Groups in countries and regions without existing IAAP Group Members and furthers their progress by organizing local courses and conferences, by supporting the growth of their libraries, and by assisting in ways that foster their integration into the larger community.

In this administration, the IAAP has initiated a series of new conferences under the category of   “Joint Conferences IAAP /University”. The aim of this project is to foster cooperation between the IAAP and interested universities and to enhance the visibility of analytical psychology at universities, to place the theory of analytical psychology in relation to recent research, to continue promoting psychotherapy research and building bridges between clinicians and academics as well as to deepen the relations between the two disciplines. These conferences are also aimed at facilitating opportunities for university students to learn about analytical psychology on a more frequent and in-depth basis.

The “Joint Conference IAAP/University” in Basel is the second of these series of conferences. A first conference will be held in May 2018 at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. We are pleased that the second conference in Basel, entitled “Theoretical Foundation of Analytical Psychology: Recent Developments and Controversies”, will address and discuss current and further questions on the development of analytical psychology.