Stage II candidates are referred to as Diploma Candidates. During Stage II, emphasis is placed on the integration of Jungian theoretical concepts with sound clinical practice. Candidates discuss cases in Institute seminars, called case colloquia, as well as during individual or group consultation. In addition, during Stage II, Diploma Candidates are required to write an original diploma thesis. After successfully defending the diploma thesis and proving their analytical ability during final examinations, candidates are qualified to graduate and receive the Diploma in Analytical Psychology. They are then welcomed into the New England Society of Jungian Analysts (NESJA) and the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). Here are the requirements for completion of Stage II:
- Diploma Candidates must complete 750 hours of one-on-one analytic work with at least ten analysands, including three cases of at least 70 hours.
- Five Case Reports will be written and accepted by a Diploma Candidate’s Training Committee in Stage II.
- Supervisory Case Consultation with a NESJA analyst will consist of no fewer than 250 hours. Fifty of these hours may be satisfied by attending case colloquia. If a candidate is a licensed clinician, 100 of these case consultation hours can be completed during Stage I.
- Diploma Candidates are expected to attend all case colloquia and advanced clinical seminars, during which time a candidate is required to make oral presentations on their cases.
- Prior to Stage II exams, a candidate will complete and defend a thesis. The thesis will demonstrate competence in the use of theoretical material as well an ability to think psychologically.
- Upon completion of the thesis project, a Diploma Candidate can ask his or her training committee for consent to sit for the final examination.
- The final examination assures that the Diploma Candidate has a thorough understanding in the following areas:
Dream Theory and Interpretation
Uses of Material from the Unconscious
Psychological Assessments and Diagnosis
Mental Health Laws and Professional Ethics