Greetings!

Our Association is the first and only professional organization in Hungary which exclusively provides a method-specific training program within the Hungarian psychotherapeutic training system.

Our Jungian Analytical Training program is based on the theory of analytical psychology and its clinical application, as developed by Carl G. Jung, and from the very beginning, follows the principles and requirements set by the Jung Institute in Küsnacht. Besides the accredited training program, we provide various other trainings for psychiatrists, psychologists and interdisciplinary specialists. We arrange thematic courses on Jungian psychology for interested audiences as well as for a wide range of professionals from other fields. We take advantage of every opportunity to present and disseminate Jung’s views by holding lectures, organizing conferences and publishing professionals papers.

The Association’s professionals are available for individual and group therapy work, as well as for counseling. Since 1991, the Association has organized annual conferences and holds professional consultations monthly. Starting this year, two one-day conferences will be organized on a yearly basis with the subsequent publishing of the conferences’ materials by the Association. The Association’s monthly professional days and referral seminars are free for anyone interested in attending. At these sessions, selected works on Jungian psychology are reviewed and discussed and day-to-day matters are dealt with.

The Association funded and assisted in publishing the first volumes of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung in Hungarian with further volumes to be published by the Scholar Publishing House. In 2010, the Association joined the European Confederation of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (ECPP) and also the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP). In 2014, the Association changed its name to Hungarian C. G. Jung Association of Analytical Psychology (HAAP) and by doing so, we have expressed our intention and commitment to join the international community of IAAP.

History

Carl Gustav Jung’s name first appeared when Hungarians were introduced to the International Psychoanalytical movement. Indeed, Carl G. Jung was the one who drew Alexander Ferenczi’s attention to Sigmund Freud’s work and later, was also the one who introduced them to each other. However, still quite a long time had to pass until Jung’s work received its well-deserved professional attention from Hungarians. Several Hungarian professionals, among them Dr. Bertalan Koronkai (psychiatrist), Dr. Ferenc Süle (psychiatrist), Dr. Endre Gyökössy (Calvinist minister and Jungian analyst), Dr. Miklós Bodrog (Lutheran minister) and Blanka G. Donáth (psychologist) started studying and working with the Jungian method.

In 1980, the Hungarian Psychiatric Association seceded from the Association of Hungarian Neurologists and Psychiatrists and was allowed to establish an independent Jungian professional group, named the Jungian Complex Psychotherapeutic Task Force, becoming one of the ten psychotherapeutic directions within the Psychotherapeutic Section. Thereafter, the Jungian Task Force formed its separate Section and in 1991, created the first Hungarian Jungian Association. At the time, the Association was connected to the Jung Institute in Küsnacht (Zürich), and its training program met the requirements of both Hungarian and international professional standards. At the beginning, Judit Luif, a Zürich-based Jungian analyst, and Ferenc Sásdi from Bern, Switzerland, also supported the training work. The first chairman was Dr. Ferenc Süle and the Association worked in the building of the National Psychiatric and Neurological Institute. In 2000, Dr. Bertalan Koronkai was elected as new chairman and the Association was converted into a public company.

Since then, the Association has been taking on an even more active role in psychotherapeutic and training work while relentlessly working on diffusing and furthering acceptance of Jungian theories and practices in Hungary.