Friday, December 2, 2022


Jane Bacon and Sam Shaw


Friday, December 2, 2022

7:30 pm


9:30 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2022

10:30 am


12:30 pm

Saturday, December 3, 2022

2:00 pm


4:00 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2022

9:00 am


11:00 am


£100 for members of other Jungian organisations




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Friday evening with Jane Bacon:

Researching and beyond Jungian Analysis: exploring not knowing

The aim of this seminar is to explore what research might be for a Jungian Analyst. It serves as an introduction to a series of research seminars that will explore how the wider field of psychotherapy is conducting research and to gain awareness of a variety of methodologies and methods across the sector in order to reflect on these for our own field.

In this introduction we will begin by considering our own assumptions about research,and its place within the psychotherapeutic field as well as some contemporary research by Jungian Analysts. Through this review of current research we will begin to question the underpinning epistemological and ontological issues and question how else research projects might be formulated.  In addition, there will be time for reflection on methodological approaches. The aim is to develop critical thinking through reflection on current research approaches in the field of psychotherapy and beyond as well as examining their suitability to the Jungian approach.

The time will be split between discussion and practical exploration to enable the development of each person’s research questions and formulations as well as exploration of alternative approaches.  The aim is to aid candidates in completing the written aspects of the programme of preparation by providing a wider context and understanding of research in the field of psychotherapy.  

Saturday with Sam Shaw

An Overview of Research Methods in Psychology 

This seminar will be a whistlestop tour of research methods in psychology. The content will span experimental and non-experimental techniques, surveys, observations, and interviews; along with their relative strengths and weaknesses. Data analysis will be considered both quantitatively and qualitatively and we will explore the concepts of reliability and validity in research. This presentation will position research in psychology as whole, outlining the general trends of research in psychology.The ‘fit’ of psychodynamic theory in experimental psychology will be briefly considered. 

Sunday morning with Jane Bacon

Writing Psyche

What does it mean to write a case report, a thesis in Jungian Depth Psychology, an alchemy essay or an annual review based on personal reflections? What is the role of the subjective in these writings? What methodology will you be employing? Where is and how will you gather data/evidence?  Is there a methodology for writing about dreams?

Wherever you are in your process, bring your ideas and be ready to spend some dedicated time for writing with/from/as psyche. Once we establish some time frames and boundaries Jane will be available in individual zoom rooms to discuss your project aims, questions and methodologies.


Jane Bacon is an IGAP member

Sam Shaw is an Assistant Headmaster and Head of Psychology, Sociology and Criminology at an independent school in Oxfordshire. Sam studied psychology at undergraduate level at the University of Leicester and has been teaching psychology at A-level since 2012. Since 2019 Sam has been completing an MSc at the University of Oxford focused on engaging teachers in and with research, by encouraging teachers to undertake primary research in their classrooms. Sam's interests in psychology include the psychodynamic approach as well as cognitive psychology and research methods.


Sam Shaw: Shaughnessy, J. J., Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister, J. S. (2000). Research methods in psychology. McGraw-Hill. 

Indicative Reading:

Indicative Reading

Alvesson M & Skoldberg K (2000) Reflexive Methodology.  New Vistas for Qualitative Research.  London: Thousand Oaks/Sage.

Cryer P(2006) The Research Student’s Guide to Success.  Third Edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press & McGrawHill Education.  

Denzin NK & Lincoln YS (ed) (2011) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research.  London: Sage Publications.

Etherington K (2004) Becoming a Reflexive Researcher. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Keller W, Westhoff G, Dilg R, Rohner R, Studt H H, & the study group on empirical psychotherapy research in analytical psychology.  On the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Outpatient (Jungian) Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  Unpublished paper from Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Benjamin Franklin,Free University of Berlin.

Mattanza G, Hurt J, Jacobson Th, Schwandt S, Wilke S, Jagmetti E, Junghan M, Fischer P(2004)  Concerning the Effectivenessof Analytical Psychology. From International Association of Analytical Psychology website file://F:\IAAP\IAAP.  

May, T.& Perry, B. (2022) Social Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McLeod, J.(2010). Case Study Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London:Sage.

Moustakas, C. (1994) Phenomenological Research Methods. London:Sage

Nelson, R. (2022) Practice as Research in the Arts (and Beyond): Principles, Processes, Contexts,Achievements. 2nd Edition. London: Palgrave.

Practice as Research in the Arts (and Beyond): Principles, Processes,Contexts, Achievements

Roesler,C. (2022) Development of a Reconceptualization of Archetype Theory, report tothe IAAP. https://iaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Report-Archetype-Theory-Roesler-1.pdf

Romanyshyn R. D. (2007) The WoundedResearcher: Research with soul in mind. New Orleans: Spring Journal Books.

Research in Analytical Psychology andJungian Studies (Samuels, A. Series Editor) https://www.routledge.com/Research-in-Analytical-Psychology-and-Jungian-Studies/book-series/JUNGIANSTUDIES#

Research onthe effectiveness of Jungian psychotherapy, www.iaap.org/resources/research

Rowland, S (2021) JungianArts-Based Research: How Creative Practice becomes a new research methodology with Depth Psychology. Webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLeYjDJZFD4



InternationalJournal for Jungian Studies

Journal ofAnalytical Psychology

Jung Journal:Culture and Psyche

Journal ofJungian Scholarly Studies

Psychotherapy Research (Journal of the Society for PsychotherapyResearch)