Dr. Jensen RN, BA, MA, PhD, AP(c)

Dr. Jensen is a health researcher at the University of Alberta and former professor with 20 years of experience in Toronto in addiction counselling and psychotherapy. She holds an educational certificate from C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich and is a diploma candidate at the International School of Analytic Psychology, Zürich (ISAP).  UNESCO recognizes this rigorous European training program as a PhD equivalent.  A minimum of 4 years, the ISAP clinical program has been accredited by the International Association of Analytic Psychologists. (IAAP). Professional registration is with the Association of Graduate Analytic Psychologists (AGAP).
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Who was C.G. Jung?

C.G. Jung, 1875-1961, a Swiss psychiatrist, was puzzled by classical symbols and ancient concepts in patient dreams and visions. Many of these people had little formal education and generally no prior knowledge of the images or their meaning. Jung was one of the first to use scientific methods and ancient wisdom in exploration of such phenomena. 
C.G. Jung was a colleague of Freud and Adler and the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Unable to accept Freud's sexual theory as the only cause of neurosis, Jung reluctantly broke with him and founded his own therapeutic approach, analytic psychology.

What is analytic psychology?

Analytic psychology uses scientific findings and ancient wisdom traditions to explore psyche, such as dream analysis, myths, fairy tales, religious teachings, alchemy, Eastern philosophies and art.
Brief psychotherapy is often enough to resolve some life problems; others need deeper, longer analysis. Ultimately, all decisions to start therapy, to continue & to stop analysis are the right and responsibility of the client. Ethical behaviour on the part of the analyst and the client is an important part of the Jungian therapeutic relationship.  

Why do Jungian analysis?

Most people who enter Jungian analysis are searching for a better understanding of themselves and their world. This quest may be prompted by a death or other loss, problems at work, difficult relationships, a midlife crisis, struggle with addiction or dissatisfaction. One may feel life has lost its meaning, suffer from anxiety or depression. There may be a history of trauma, a phobia or a diagnosed medical problem. Sometimes people may be under psychiatric care and taking medication, yet also want to undertake Jungian analysis for an in-depth exploration of the psyche and renewal of spirit.  Jungian analysis is the only recognized analytic modality that acknowledges spirituality as an intrinsic part of psyche.