Beginning February 1, 2013, the Institute is offering a PsyD Program which is open only to graduates of the analyst training program.
The PsyD Program encompasses both the analytic training process as the preliminary instructional component of studies for the PsyD, and the production of
a project which results in a written and publishable paper. Publication or a public presentation of the Doctoral project will be encouraged.
The Project will focus attention on theory and its applications in practice, complementary to the Control Case paper, which focuses on practice
as it is informed by theory. It should reach beyond established knowledge toward either a revisioning or an entirely new and unique perspective.
Admission to the PsyD Program is open only to graduates of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles analyst training program. The PsyD Program encompasses both the analytic training process as the preliminary instructional component of studies for the PsyD, and the production of a project which results in a written and publishable paper.
Each candidate for the degree must have completed the Institute's training program, which is the equivalent in length of three years of full-time graduate study, including supervision - a total of between 780-800 hours. Satisfactory advancement through the training courses and the review process is required. The candidate must also have been certified as an Analyst under existing Institute regulations, but the candidate need not have yet been accepted for membership by the Institute to begin participation in the PsyD Program.
A copy of certain portions of the candidate's student file, as compiled throughout participation in the training program and involvement in the PsyD Program, as well as a copy of the final paper, must be maintained by the Institute. To this end:
THE DOCTORAL PROJECT
The purposes of the PsyD project include:
- Offering the opportunity to explore in depth some area of analytical psychology and its applications.
- Deepening appreciation of the profound and sweeping implications of the work of Jung and analytical psychology.
- Broadening the contribution of analytical literature both within and beyond the clinical setting.
- Offering new graduates of the analytical training program the professional benefits of having earned the Doctorate by virtue of their training and research.
- To demonstrate the value of sustained research in a specific area of individual intellectual and emotional interest.
The goals of the PsyD Program are multiple:
- To enhance a newly-certified analyst's engagement with senior members of the Institute.
- To better establish the new analyst's profile within the Institute and the therapeutic community as a whole.
- Broadening the contribution of analytical literature both within and beyond the clinical setting.
- To offer the opportunity for the candidate to develop a specialized area of expertise.
- To enhance the Institute's tradition of research as well as to expend and contribute to that tradition in practice.
Nature of the Project
Broadly stated, the PsyD Committee expects that the Doctoral project will focus attention on theory and its applications in practice, complementary to the Control Case paper, which focuses on practice as it is informed by theory. The project itself may take a variety of forms, but ultimately, it must yield a written paper which stands as a genuine contribution to the literature of Analytic Psychology. It is expected that the PsyD Project will represent original thinking and a novel approach to whatever material it explores. It should reach beyond established knowledge toward either a revisioning or an entirely new and unique perspective.
The length of the final paper is expected to exceed that of most published papers in journals and may approach the length of a monograph. It is anticipated that a project which reflects a sufficiently detailed study will be in the range of 18,000 to 25,000 words (70 to 100 pages).
Candidacy is considered to have begun when the Doctoral Committee accepts an official proposal for a doctoral project. Acceptance of a proposed project will depend on the extent to which the project is consistent with the purposes, goals and nature of the program's intent.
Except in the case of "grandparenting" as described above under "Admission," a graduate analyst must submit a formal application for participation in the PsyD Program within two years of certification.
Formal notification of the intent to participate in the PsyD Program cannot be made prior to certification by the Institute's Certifying Board. Application can be made prior to being granted membership as an analyst-member of the Institute.
Formal application requires submission of a proposal for the PsyD project to the PsyD Committee, including notification of the make-up of the membership of the Doctoral Project Committee, as discussed below. This proposal is to be accompanied by payment of the initial tuition covering the first year of participation in the program. Prospective candidates may, however, inquire informally with various members the PsyD Committee regarding the acceptability of a project that (s)he is contemplating, or on any other matter pertaining to the program, without submitting a formal application or paying tuition fees.
Composition of Committees
The PsyD Committee is a standing committee which consists of its Chair and other analysts, named by the nominating committee and confirmed by vote of the membership. All members of this Committee must be analyst-members of the Institute. This committee receives and approves formal applications for participation in the PsyD Program, and is also empowered to effect adjustments in the regulations affecting the PsyD Program and its participants.
The Doctoral Project Committee is a separate entity which is formed to oversee, guide and ultimately approve each specific Doctoral Project. It is composed of three members chosen by the doctoral candidate, and must include one member of the PsyD Committee and two other members, one of whom is a member of the Institute, and all of whom hold a doctorate.
The proposal which accompanies formal application to the PsyD Program must be a detailed description of the nature, scope, goals, and value of the proposed project. It will describe any research procedures to be undertaken and will provide an estimated time frame within which the project will be completed. The candidate will also name the chosen members of his or her Doctoral Project Committee. While there is no prescribed order to the proposal, it should stand so thoroughly as an exposition of the project that it could be incorporated in part into the final product. The proposal and the ultimate PsyD project must adhere to and maintain established legal and ethical standards, including copyright, intellectual property, and confidentiality in the gathering and sharing of material.
The Chairperson of the PsyD Committee will arrange for a subcommittee of at least three members of the PsyD Committee to consider the proposal and then meet as a group or individually with the candidate to discuss any recommendations, concerns or perceived shortcomings in the proposed research within eight weeks after submission (three months during June, July and August). The proposal may then be approved to progress as submitted, approved in principal with recommendations for revision, or found to be unacceptable due to serious deficiencies. Only in the last instance will the candidate be required fully to revise the proposal or submit an alternative.
The candidate will be required to enlist the assistance of one or more member-analysts or others for guidance in the conduct of the PsyD project and the final written paper. At least one mentor must be an analyst-member of the Institute. No active member of the PsyD Committee or the Doctoral Project Committee can serve in this capacity. Mentors should best be chosen for their experience and expertise in either publication or in the area of interest to be studied. There is no educational requirement for the mentor(s).
It will be the responsibility of the candidate to negotiate fees and payment arrangements with the mentor(s).
Throughout the conduct of the PsyD project, the candidate will be required to keep the Doctoral Project Committee apprised of his/her progress toward completion every six months. A written summary of the "project so far" is required, and must be of sufficient detail to allow the Committee adequately to assess the candidate's adherence to the original proposal and its projected time frame.
Submission of project to Doctoral Project Committee
Once three copies of an initial draft of the final paper are submitted to the Doctoral Project Committee for review, the Committee will arrange for group or individual editorial meetings with the candidate to discuss any concerns or shortcomings in the paper. These meetings will take place within eight weeks of submission of the draft (three months during June, July and August) and may take place by mutual agreement by telephone, Skype, or similar media.
This draft of the paper must adhere to APA or MLA publication standards. As in the case of the original proposal, the draft of the final paper may then be approved as submitted, with or without editorial changes and corrections; approved in principal with limited recommendations for revisions; or found to be unacceptable due to serious deficiencies. Only in the last instance will the candidate be required substantially to revise or amend the work which has been undertaken. It is anticipated that the involvement of the mentor(s) and the requirement for semi-annual monitoring will minimize the likelihood of substantial revisions being required at this point of the process.
Submission of Final Draft
The final draft of the paper will be expected to reflect the Doctoral Project Committee's recommendations for editorial changes and revisions. The first page of the paper must include its title and space for signatures of the Doctoral Project Committee, in a format to be provided to the candidate. A dedication page is optional. The paper must begin with an abstract of the study.
Four copies must be submitted, one in bound form for inclusion in the Institute's library. All copies must be printed on 20 or 24 pound bond paper, with headers or footers reflecting page numbers, borders which adhere to the chosen (APA or MLA) publication standard, and standard typeface (Times New Roman, Book Antiqua, Arial). Pictures, graphs or charts must similarly adhere to the chosen publication standard.
The final draft of the paper must be found to be acceptable within three calendar years of the date when the candidate formally applied to the PsyD Program. Exceptions can be approved only by the Chair of the PsyD Committee.
AWARDING OF DEGREE
Following approval of the final draft of the paper, the Doctoral Project Committee will inform the PsyD Committee and Executive Board of the candidate's successful completion of the requirements for awarding the PsyD. A diploma reflecting the award of the degree will then be issued, and the bound copy of the paper will be submitted to the Institute Library for inclusion in its collection. Projects involving protected or potentially sensitive material will necessitate special handling.
FEES TO INSTITUTE
The annual fee for enrollment and participation in the PsyD Program will be determined by the Executive Committee and at present is expected to be equivalent to the fee for continued enrollment during the control stage of analytic training. The first annual payment is due at the time of formal application to the PsyD Program, and annually thereafter, on the anniversary of the initial payment. These fees are not refundable or prorated if the candidate decides to discontinue participation in the program, or if the final draft of the paper is not accepted. The fees are refundable if the Institute fails to obtain or maintain State authorization for the PsyD Program.