Welcome to the Netherlands Association for Analytical Psychology (NAAP)
One page English Summary of our website
Analytical Psychology is the name applied to the psychology that originated in the work of the Swiss psychiatrist Dr Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). The International professional accrediting body for Jungian analysts worldwide, the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), was established in 1955 and Jung was made Honorary President for life. The Netherlands Association of Analytical Psychology (NAAP) became a group member of the IAAP in 2001. Aims of the NAAP are the promotion and further development at the scientific level of Analytical Psychology in the Netherlands, and in addition, the protection, maintenance and promotion of a high standard of professional practice. All of the members of the NAAP are also members of the IAAP. They have acquired their membership by either following a post graduate training in one of the IAAP recognized institutes in another country, for example in Belgium, England, Switzerland or the United States, or through Individual Membership in the IAAP. In this way, a variety of streams of Jungian thinking have come together in the NAAP. Every member has developed through his individual training an individual approach to the practice of Analytical Psychology. Where one member is more ‘classical’ Jungian, another is trained in a more ‘psychoanalytic’ approach. Many members of the NAAP are registered in the Netherlands “BIG register,” for example as psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, GZ-psychologist or physician. From our point of view, such a colorful association clearly benefits the continuing professional development of its individual members. At this time, there is no IAAP recognized training program in the Netherlands. Professionals who are trained as psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, health care psychologist or physician who would like to complete the further training for Analytical Psychology will need to look to training institutes in other countries (see links).
List of Jungian analysts/therapists
To see a list of analysts and their contact information, click here.