Post-Graduate Training & Continuing Education
“Scholarliness alone is not enough; there is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight. The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like a green seed from the dark earth. Scholarliness belongs to the spirit of this time, but this spirit in no way grasps the dream, since the soul is everywhere that scholarly knowledge is not.”
International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAPZURICH)
ISAPZURICH, founded by AGAP in 2004, realizes AGAP’s commitment to post-graduate level, full-time immersion in Analytical Psychology in Zürich—be it for professional and/or personal purposes. But ISAP reaches out as well to a broader public, offering many opportunities to sample and intensively study in this field. More about ISAPZURICH.
For many years, a number of AGAP analysts have cooperated with the IAAP and colleagues from other IAAP Groups to establish and provide professional training for the router candidates in the IAAP’s Individual Training program.
Working as analysts of ISAPZURICH, several AGAP members have recently begun to develop cooperatives with existing psychology programs in China and Singapore. These programs entail lively exchanges, whereby ISAP analysts teach as guests in these countries—and the candidates in turn travel to Switzerland to attend intensive training weeks at ISAP. More about these programs.
Triennial Forum for AGAP Members & Guests
The first AGAP Forum took place in 2000. Since then, the Forum has flourished to become a much-anticipated triennial event that gathers members from all around the world for a soulful reunion in Zürich. Departing somewhat from the past, sections of the Forum today are open to guests, including the students of ISAPZURICH and the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich. But is truly an event for and by AGAP analysts, organized in essence by a program committee consisting of volunteer members-at-large. The committee determines the main topic, receives the course proposals, and coordinates the academic schedule. They do so nearly always working from different countries and at large distance from one another, meeting by Skype and conducting correspondence by email. The Executive Committee stands by in an advisory capacity, and to take responsibility for administrative matters and the coordination of extra-curricular events.
Epi Park Seminar, Zürich
The Forum traditionally commences with a sunset boat ride on the Lake of Zürich, culminating with a festive dinner at Halbinsel Au. The event continues at the Epi Park Seminar, overlooking the Lake of Zürich, surrounded by lush, tranquil gardens, and within walking distance from Burghölzli. An historical venue, seminar belongs to the Swiss Epilepsy Center - itself a proud institution founded in 1886. Here we gather for several days, to savor colleagues’ presentations of works-in-progress, and to join in case colloquia and heart-felt memorial services for deceased colleagues. We lunch together at the venue - and there are, as well, plentiful other opportunities for shared wining and dining. Presently, AGAP’s General Assembly takes place during this week, ending with an apéro and dinner at EpiPark.
The Forum always offers special cultural events, too. Thus far, they have included, for instance: tours of Jung’s lakeside home in Küsnacht; trips to Bollingen Tower; tours of the picture archive at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich; visits to the historical Psychology Club Zürich; and a hands-demonstration of Jung’s original association experiment—led by experts versed in the history and using prototypical equipment loaned out by Burghölzli. Last but not least, we have come to look forward to the plays about Jung, authored and staged by a “troupe” of Zürich-based AGAP analysts.
Epi History - German and English
The Red Book, Liber Novus, A Reader’s Edition; ed. Sonu Shamdasani, trans. Mark, Kyburz, John Peck, Sonu Samdashani; Philemon Series with the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, Zürich (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009), p. 133.
Tiefenbrunnen Lido in Zürich-Seefeld (Switzerland), Roland zh, own work, 14 September, 2009, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license