The Polish Association for Analytical Psychology (PTPA) was founded in February 2001 and is a professional association of Jungian analysts, psychotherapists, and others interested in Carl Gustav Jung’s analytical psychology.
PTPA is the first Polish society to deal with theory and clinical practice based on the thought of Carl Gustav Jung and the scientific achievements of post-Jungists and analytical psychologists from around the world. The goal of PTPA’s activities is to support the training of Jungian analysts and analytical psychotherapists and to promote and popularize knowledge of analytical psychology in Poland.
Since its inception, the Polish Analytical Psychology Association has worked closely with the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) as a Developing Group (“development group”). Since 2010, PTPA has also been granted the status of Routers’ Group (“router group”, i.e., a group of people in international individual training) by IAAP, whose main goal is to educate a sufficient number of Jungian analysts in Poland so that an independent institute can be established. In our environment, this role will be fulfilled by the Association of Jungian Analysts in Poland (AJAP/SAJ), founded in 2019 and working closely with PTPA. The number of PTPA members with router and IAAP analyst status is increasing every year.
The Polish Society of Analytical Psychology is a member of the Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies, the Polish Federation of Psychotherapy and the Polish Council for Psychotherapy. Organized – in cooperation with the Association of Jungian Analysts in Poland – the training meets the current requirements of the National Health Fund for those planning to work as psychotherapists in private practice and in health care.
The Society operates on the basis of the Law on Associations in force in Poland. The main document regulating the scope and forms of PTPA activities is the Statute.
The authorities of PTPA are: Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Ethics Committee.