from sun chariot-photo by donwilliams 2012
The XIXth International Congress for Analytical Psychology
The Program Committee is pleased to announce the IAAP Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, to be held from August 18 to 23, 2013. The theme of the Congress will be, "100 Years : Origins, Innovations and Controversies.

100 Years on:
Origins, Innovations and Controversies

In 2013 it will be a hundred years since Jung first attributed the term ‘Analytical Psychology’ to his own corpus of ideas and theories. It is also exactly a century since Jung began work on the 'Red Book', which even though it was not published at the time, we are now able to recognize as a milestone in the development of the analytic approach to the psyche. By taking risks and shouldering burdens of a long, adventurous and often frightening journey to some of the most unknown areas of the inner world – similar to the discoverers of three centuries earlier – Jung defined a new dimension of what it means to go beyond.

Whether acknowledged or not, the history of Analytical Psychology has always honored this tradition, one of creative innovation and controversy. This appears to be a fundamental condition of an analytical attitude which requires being in touch with the vicissitudes of time and life.

Copenhagen is a particularly appropriate site for the Congress. Not only is it one of the most picturesque and friendly capitals of old Europe, but it is also a city with a rich history of openness to creativity and innovation that was home to such outstanding figures as Soren Kierkegaard, Hans Christian Andersen and Niels Bohr.

Creative innovation and the journey through light and darkness are also reflected in the logo chosen for the Congress, the Sun Chariot. The domesticated horse and the wheeled chariot were brand new innovations in the Bronze Age, when the sun, the wheel and the ship became central elements in the religion of the time. The Sun Chariot illustrates the idea of the sun being drawn on its eternal journey by a divine horse across the vault of the heavens by day and through the darkness of the underworld by night to be reborn to a new morning.

The XIXth International Congress will be dedicated to the theme of reflections on the historical roots of analytical psychology, new developments over the past 100 years and directions for the future.

In preparing the event the Program Committee, in coordination with the Executive Committee and the Organizing Committee, has drafted the following framework to function as a matrix to contain the contributions we now invite you to offer.

Formation of Analytical Identity
- Cultural and Technological Influences on Theory and Practice
- Models of Training
- Limits and Constraints on the Analytic Attitude

Relevance of Scientific Approaches to an Understanding of the Psyche
- Models, Methods and Metaphors

Jungian analysis in a de-sacralised world
- Place of the Sacred in Analysis
- Death of the Symbol
- Loss of Transcendence
- New Manifestations of the Sacred / the Symbolic
- Analysis in the Age of Information Technology

Story-Telling across Cultures
- Contemporary Perspectives on Traditional Tales
- New Narrative Forms

Interface of Tradition and Innovation
- Analytic directions in the 21st century
- Memory and the Future
- Integration of Neurosciences

We encourage you to search your mind, memory and fantasy for ideas to participate in this communal event. Please send us a proposal for a paper, a workshop, a poster or a personal offering of your choice as a contribution to the Congress. Candidates and routers in training may submit proposals for posters only if this in accordance with the rules of their local Society.

The Organizing Committee, chaired by Misser Berg from DSAP, has already started its work in order to prepare an appropriate and pleasing frame and venue for us. We invite you warmly to join us in the celebration of our worldwide federation which engages the psyche as it manifests in diverse cultures.


With the best wishes from the Program Committee of the XIXth International Congress for Analytical Psychology,

Robert Wimmer (DGAP), Chair
Pilar Amezaga (SUPA)
Joe Cambray (NESJA, JPA), President
Angela Connolly (CIPA), Honorary Secretary
Tom Kelly (IRSJA, AGAP), President-Elect
François Martin-Vallas (SFPA)
Marianne Müller (SGAP, AGAP) Vice-President
Heyong Shen (IM China),
David Tresan (CGJISF),
Caterina Vezzoli (CIPA, AGAP),
Jan Wiener (SAP, BAP) Vice-President

Map for the 2013 Congress : Copenhagen and the Scandic Hotel :