The IAJS exists to promote and develop Jungian and post-Jungian studies and scholarship on an international basis.
The IAJS is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to the exploration and exchange of views about all aspects of the broader cultural legacy of Jung’s work and the history of analytical psychology. Through the development of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, the IAJS aims to aid the understanding of contemporary cultural trends and the history of psychological and cultural tendencies. For example, the association promotes:
Scholarship relating analytical psychology to the arts and humanities, social sciences and philosophy as well as clinical, methodological and theoretical research
The application of the concepts of Jungian and post-Jungian analytical psychology to literature, theatre, film and media studies, religious studies
Applications in medicine, physics, and the philosophy and history of science
Practice-based research in education, culture, therapy and the arts
The IAJS is set up to organise conferences, facilitate academic exchange, and maintain a website and keep in contact with existing professional organisations of Jungian analysts and psychotherapists worldwide.
It is committed to the ideals of academic freedom and equal opportunities, and is committed to pursuing opportunities for scholarly publishing as an important method of disseminating research.
Until 2007, the Association collaborated with the London Jung Club in the long-standing journal Harvest: International Journal for Jungian Studies. Our Association will now produce its own independent journal, International Journal for Jungian Studies (under development), as the official journal for the IAJS.
Membership is open to those from any discipline, artistic or cultural practice, including analysts and psychotherapists, with an interest in Jungian and post-Jungian studies at a scholarly level.
All members shall have equal voting rights.
Masters and doctoral students and candidates undertaking clinical trainings may pay dues at a reduced rate.
Following the IAAP Academic Conference, a group of about 30 academics and analysts held preliminary discussions leading to the formation of a steering group. The main tasks of the steering group, which continued to report to the larger group, were to establish the initial membership of the Association prior to elections and make arrangements for the website and electronic communication.
In November 2003, the IAJS membership elected the first Executive Committee. The second elections were held in 2006. Recent former members include:
- Maryann Barone-Chapman (UK)
- Ien Hazebroek-Bujis The Netherlands
- Kristine Connidis Canada
- Frances Gray (Chair) Australia
- Lucy Huskinson (UK)
- Raya Jones UK
- Alberto Lima (Brazil)
- Claudio De Paula, Brazil
- Renos Papadopoulos (Editor, IJJS journal), UK
- Lee Robbins, USA
- Susan Rowland (chair) UK
- Andrew Samuels (UK)
- David Tacey (Australia)
The IAJS Executive committee in (2009-2011) existed with the committee members and responsibilities below:
- Daniel Andersen, discussion moderator
- Leslie Gardner, membership secretary, liaison IJJS
- Michael Glock, – ex officio, marketing & website master
- Donald Fredericksen, chair
- Kevin Lu, academic outreach
- Mark Saban, IAAP-IAJS liaison
- Stephani Stephens, academic outreach
- Joel Weishaus, backup moderation