All individuals interested in learning more about psychoanalytic practice, wishing to develop their own therapeutic skills or wanting to be more involved in the South African Psychoanalytic Community are invited to explore and consider joining any of the member groups listed below.
Member groups may be subject to specific application criteria and others may be closed groups. Please contact the individual groups to find out more.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa (PPSA) (Journal)

Area: Johannesburg

Contact Person: Carol Long;, 011 717 4510, 083 788 0495

Nature and Function of the Group: The professional journal Psycho-analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa (PPSA) is a non-profit journal, established in 1992 by Trevor Lubbe, a child psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Tony Hamburger, a clinical psychologist, both now based inJohannesburg, South Africa. The objective of the PPSA journal is to act as a vehicle for psychoanalytic thinking in order to develop psychoanalytic psychotherapy in areas of theory, clinical practice, training and research. The journal publishes papers that are clinically relevant, theoretically informed and pertinent to contemporary South African life. The PPSA journal is Department of Education accredited for research subsidy purposes: ISSN 1023-0548. It is a peer reviewed journal.

Criteria/Fees/Application: Subscribe to the journal by contacting Allengary Naicker ( . Subscription fees for 2011 are R160 (for individuals); R180 (for institutions). Two editions are published per year.


Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts (SAAJA)

Area: Rosebank, Cape Town

Contact Person: Lynda Blanchard; 021 689 6090

Nature and Function of the Group: The Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts (SAAJA) is a professional society of accredited Jungian Analysts who offer analysis, supervision, seminars, lectures and workshops. The organization provides an internationally recognized postgraduate training in Analytical Psychology for registered health professionals who have a master’s degree or equivalent qualification, and is designed to accommodate practicing psychotherapists, in as well as at a distance from Cape Town. The Public Program Committee arranges monthly analytical psychology lectures and offers Associate Membership of SAAJA to non analysts. Members receive copies of the bi-annual journal, Mantis.

Criteria/Fees/Application: The Centre houses a comprehensive library of Jungian and psychoanalytic literature which is open to the public for a small fee. Interested persons can arrange to be notified via email of SAAJA events.


South African Psychoanalytic Association (SAPA) (National)

Area: Cape Town and Johannesburg

President: Mark Solms –

Contact person:  Gyuri Fodor –

Nature and Function of the Group: SAPA is an IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association) accredited Study Group which has recently been established in South Africa. SAPA’s aim is the development of an IPA-accredited local training in psychoanalysis. Applicants are selected for training by both the local SAPA membership as well as an IPA Sponsoring body which supports the SAPA initiative. The SAPA training includes a full personal psychoanalysis (four or five times weekly), a comprehensive theoretical curriculum on psychoanalysis, clinical seminars within a group structure and individual clinical supervision of two analytic cases. SAPA is closely linked with SAPI (South African Psychoanalytic Initiative) a broad based group of psychoanalytical psychotherapists. SAPI membership funds and supports the SAPA initiative. SAPA members offer SAPI members monthly clinical seminars in bothJohannesburg and Cape Town as well as two annual events: an education day in Johannesburg and an annual weekend conference in Franschhoek.

Criteria/Fees/Application: SAPA is a training organization which welcomes new members via application to train in psychoanalysis.


The Jung Group – Bloemfontein

Area: Bloemfontein

Contact Person: Pierre Celliers;, 083 293 4468

Nature and Function of the Group: We meet on a regular basis for discussions and we often invite analysts from other areas like Johannesburg and Cape Town to come and lecture us or to conduct workshops.

Criteria/Fees/Application: All the members are registered psychologists with many years of experience in private practice. All of them are involved in the supervision of psychologists and psychiatrists who are in practice. Other psychologists are welcome provided they are experienced in this field.

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