Foundation Course (London and Oxford)

The one year Foundation Course aims to provide students with an introduction to the life and work of Carl Jung. It introduces students to the historical context of Jung’s work and explores some major themes in Jung’s unique contribution to the understanding of the psyche and within the development of contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice, and includes:

Jung’s life
Historical context and development of psychology in the later 19th and early 20th century
Jung’s work with Freud 

Jungian theory to be covered will include an overview of Jung’s mapping of the psyche:

·         Theory of opposites
·         Concept of psychic energy
·         Complex theory
·         Ways in which we can access the unconscious
·         Importance of symbols in Jungian theory
·         The place of spirituality and religion 

Particular reference is made to the interface between analytical psychology and spirituality. The course takes the form of seminars led by G.A.P. members in small groups, with room for discussion. Students will be asked to do some preparatory reading and prepare presentations.

The Guild runs 2 courses, one in London and one in Oxford and both courses start in September.

The London course is on Wednesday evenings and the Oxford course is on Friday evenings, and both courses run from 5.30pm to 7pm with occasional double seminars from 5pm to 8pm.  The cost of the course is £400 per term.

London: South-west London (Cromwell Road)

Oxford: Friends Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford

Deadline for applications: Applications are now invited for the courses starting in September 2020

Please click here to download the course syllabus

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There are no entry requirements for the Foundation Course but G.A.P. reserves the right to refuse an application.