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Archetypal Pattern Analyst Certificate
"Matter is psyche moving slowly enough to be seen."
Teilhard de Chardin
As a sailboat is guided by the unseen forces of
the wind and the currents, so too is individual life influenced and often directed by the workings of unseen
archetypes. To navigate, the sailor learns the ways of the water, the tides, and the winds, and so too must they be adept at reading the patterns emerging in the sea to anticipate the best routes for future travel. So in life, we need to learn about these essential landmarks of the journey, and the symbols and initiatives conveying the nature of the archetypes guiding our life.
C.G. Jung emphasized the centrality of the Self and its archetypes in shaping human experience. Their profound meaning and rich texture draw us into a domain that, since the beginning of time, has been the purview of mystics, saints, and "wise ones." This interior world of the psyche and its wisdom is manifested through the patterns it creates, and an awareness of these archetypal patterns can help to enrich our personal and professional lives.
Central to this work is our Archetypal Pattern Analyst Training Program, which presents an in-depth understanding of the workings of archetypes and the self-organizing tendencies inherent within the human psyche. What sets this program apart is the creative and intellectual range of its faculty and students.
The Assisi Institute's innovative Training Program is committed to advancing the understanding and practice of this emerging field of archetypal pattern analysis. Our trans-disciplinary curriculum is informed by the work of C.G. Jung, M.L. von Franz, discoveries in the new sciences, and the eternal truths of the world's wisdom traditions. Each of these domains speaks of an overarching intelligent psyche that guides the unfolding of life on all levels. These different streams have contributed greatly to our appreciation and understanding
of what Jung termed the objective psyche, and their in-depth study serves as the theoretical underpinning of our work. Exploration of these foundational concepts is complemented by extensive practice in the methodology and application of archetypal pattern analysis. Indeed, any meaningful assessments must draw on the capacity to read patterns. This is true in psychotherapy and medicine, as well as in organizational consulting, education, law, and other professional fields. Without an awareness of the archetypal foundation of patterns, our interventions are limited because they tend simply to address the manifest, temporal expression of a given situation, and not the forward-moving, meaning-making dimension of the archetype.
Practicing as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst - Ethical/Legal Considerations
Each student who intends to practice as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst in his/her homeland must inquire about the legal prerequisites there and then later endeavor on his/her own to obtain a license to practice in the place where he intends to live.
The Certificate as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst, acquired at the Assisi Institute, does not guarantee that the legal requirements for practicing as a licensed counselor, coach, social worker or Jungian Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist are fulfilled in the respective homelands of the students. Worldwide, the legal requirements for a license to practice as a Jungian Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist differ greatly and, in addition, are changing rapidly. For this reason, in the training that it offers, the Assisi Institute is unable to take into account these various conditions in any comprehensive way.
Low Residency Program Delivery
This two year certificate program provides an opportunity for professional practitioners, students, and laypersons to explore the interface between Jungian psychology, the world of innate ordering processes, and self-organizing systems from their particular areas of interest.
Weekend class sessions and teleseminar case colloquia help foster students' ability to discern the presence of archetypes through study of mythology, psychotherapy, the cinema, dreams, and their formation in the outer world.
Designed for Adult Learners
The Archetypal Pattern Analyst Certificate Program is designed for adult learners who are leading full
lives professionally and personally. The curriculum
is organized into six (6)modules. Students attend three weekend residencies per year at our educational offices
in scenic Mystic, CT. The residencies are complemented with text readings, case studies, and bi-monthly teleseminar educational sessions with Dr. Michael Conforti.
Successful completion of the program leads to certification as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst. We are pleased that our graduates are continually broadening the reach of this cutting-edge discipline in fields as diverse as psychotherapy, medicine, government, education, and the arts.
For certification as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst students are required to:
Attend all six of the course modules offered including each of the residencies in April and September each year.
Participate in the biweekly teleseminar conferences
throughout the two years AND
Complete all homework
assignments given after each module AND
Complete a project that includes an understanding of the key concepts of the curriculum. The project includes a written work showing proficiency in applying the methodology of Archetypal Pattern Analysis and an oral piece where you will present your work to students and faculty.
Pattern Analyst Student Demographics
Our programs continue to attract participants who bring a great deal of humanity and concern for the psyche to their life and work. Participants and faculty come from all parts of the world and from diverse professions. These include psychology, traditional and complementary medicine, the arts, organizational dynamics and social science, government,theology, and mind-body studies. We've welcomed many interested lay persons as well, and students ranging in age from 25 to 85.
We trust that your own participation in our programs will be a unique experience, that is both professionally and personally meaningful.