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About the SIDPaJ

About the SIDPaJ

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Presentation The International Society for the Development of Jungian Psychoanalysis

The SIDPaJ emerges from the desire of a group of psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and clinical psychology professionals to create a common space that has Jungian psychology with its deep capacity for integration as its reference point.

The inclusion of the terms Jungian and Psychoanalysis in the name of the Society indicates our integrative orientation. The Society values the originality of Jungian thought in which the idea of ​​the objective psyche and the creative and teleological functions of the unconscious are fundamental, while at the same time acknowledging the importance of the work of psychoanalysts who have significantly broadened the Freudian psychoanalytic theory, such as Ferenczi, Reich, Sullivan, Klein, Winnicott, Kohut, Mitchell or Stolorow.

This new project originates from the Valencian Institute of Psychology and Analytical Psychotherapy (IVaPPA). Its training program, with the support of the Official College of Psychologists in the Valencia region of Spain, created the foundations of what is now SIDPaJ. Once the old institute had reached the necessary maturity, it became the core of this new association.

SIDPAJ members represent a diversity of perspectives and formative training. We consider that this diversity enriches the association, as well as the extensive clinical experience of all its title members.

The aim of the Society is to facilitate study and research into the complex and fascinating world of the psyche. Consequently, the institutional structure of the SIDPAJ aims to prevent bureaucracy and a hierarchy and to enable collegial collaboration without any power complexes.

The Society is convinced that Jungian Psychoanalysis can become one of the most important currents of psychoanalysis, being a model capable of integrating an unconscious perspective that is able to guide us by compensating or complementing our consciousness, but at the same time being aware that the unconscious has different dimensions and that character analysis, the interpretation of transference, countertransference awareness, the valuing of empathy, the interpretation of defence mechanisms or relational analysis are essential aspects of an analytical process.

Consistent with our research perspective, we consider it necessary to develop social action collaborating with various associations and institutions with which we can work together in joint projects in a spirit of cooperation and with respect for different approaches. So far this has resulted in an agreement with the Official College of Psychologists, the summary is presented below as an example to help understand in what and how this collaboration and mutual recognition can function.


Board of Directors

PositionNameMore InfoContact email
President:Mikel García GarcíaVer informaciónsidpaj@gmail.com
Secretary:Miguel Ángel Morate SandínVer informaciónsidpaj@gmail.com
Treasurer:Nuria Martos SánchezVer informaciónsidpaj@gmail.com
Members:Enrique Galán SantamaríaVer información
Fermina Pulido CorralesVer información
Matthew MayVer información
Mercedes VandendorpeVer información