Introductory Course to the Foundations of Analytical Psychology

Our two-term Introductory Course to the Foundations of Analytical Psychology provides an introduction to the life and work of Carl Gustav Jung. Over 20 seminars, it offers a basic overview of 20 key analytic concepts from the Classical School of Jungian psychology that conveys Jung’s unique contribution to the understanding of the psyche, particularly the interface between analytical psychology and spirituality.

The Introductory Course 2025 consists of a talk/presentation given by a Member of the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (GAP), followed by a question and answer session, and group discussion to explore the topic in more depth and to connect with it on a personal level. A general reading list will be provided and each seminar will have a recommended further reading list should you wish to pursue your interest in the topic further.

Course Information 2025

Applications for the Introductory Course in the Foundations of Analytical Psychology starting in January 2025 are now invited. The deadline for submitting your application is 9th December 2024.

Award Introduction to the Foundations of Analytical Psychology
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration The course will run for 20 x Wednesday evenings from January to July from 6pm up to a maximum of 8pm
Location The Guild of Analytical Psychologists’ Zoom platform
Start Date 15 January 2025
Cost The cost of the online course is £430 per term. A non-refundable, full payment of the first term is required to secure your place on the course. Course costs breakdown.
Co-ordinators Mark Matthew Palmer and Linda Teer
Entry Requirements

Although there are no entry requirements for this course, a person’s suitability may be assessed through the application process and may be followed by an interview.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, GAP reserves the right to cancel or alter any part of the programme.

Topics will include

  • An Introduction to Jung: His Life and Personality
  • Overview of Jung’s Map of the Psyche
  • The Ego’s Relationship to the Self
  • Facing the Shadow
  • Projection and Self-Knowledge
  • Jung’s Model of Psychological Types
  • The Self: Transcendent Centre, Totality, and God-Image
  • The Religious Function of the Psyche
  • Working with Dreams
  • The World of Fairytales
  • An Introduction to Jung’s Red Book
  • Jung’s approach to the Numinous, Religion and Spirituality

If you are interested in the Introductory Course and would like to learn more about it, you are warmly invited to attend an Open Morning to be held on Saturday 4th May 2024 from 10.30am – 12pm via Zoom.

For further information please see our Events page or, if you have any questions, please contact the GAP Administrator at  or phone 0118 922 2993.