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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
Training and Certification as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst, acquired at The Assisi Institute, offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary study of universal patterns. Graduates of this program develop an expertise in recognizing, and understanding archetypal patterns and this work can be applied in many different professions including, but not limited to counseling, psychotherapy, organizational, constitutional, coaching, film consulting and more.
As this is not a clinical program, and is not designed to train clinicians, Certification as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst does not satisfy the legal requirements for independent practice as a licensed counselor, coach, social worker, Jungian Psychoanalyst, or psychotherapist. Each of these professions have their own, well-defined requirements for professional study and requirements to practice. In addition, each state/country has their own laws and requirements for clinicians seeking to engage in independent clinical practice.
Graduates intending to integrate the work of Archetypal Pattern Analysis into in his/her current professional practice, must have satisfied the requirements for graduation from the Assisi Institutes Two Year Archetypal Pattern Analyst Training, as well as having satisfied any and all required legal prerequisites and professional licensing requirements, allowing them to obtain a license to practice in the state/country they intend to in.
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 webinar 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 one weekend residency per year at our educational offices
in scenic Mystic, CT. The residency is complemented with text readings, case studies, and bi-monthly webinar 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 the residency in September each year.
Participate in the biweekly webinar 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.