IVaPPA/English version


Our Institute is of Integrative Analytic orientation. Within our model that conceives of Jungian Depth Psychology as a more inclusive paradigm, although with the need of input from different psychoanalytic approaches: Psychoanalysis of the ego, Object Relations Psychoanalysis, Interpersonal Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis of the Self, would be some of these.

We also feel that contributions of Reichian Analysis and Existential Psychology are very important.

Far from presenting our orientation as eclectic we conceive the integration as the ability to work with complex models, in which Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology are the cornerstones.

The Valencian Institute of Psychology and Analytic Psychotherapy was founded in response to the demand for formal training from different psychology professionals interested in the practice of Jungian Analysis and Analytic Psychotherapy

The IVaPPA was founded with the aim of becoming one of the reference Centres, both nationally and internationally, in relation to the training of psychotherapists in this specialty. For this purpose, our fundamental principles are:

– A rigorous training that follows the criteria set by EFPA (European Federation of Psychologist’s Associations) and COP (Official College of Psychologists) with respect to the guidelines that both make today regarding the training and recognition of Psychotherapists.

– A solid foundation. Our base is the principles underlying depth psychology, yet collecting input from other theoretical models found in different psychological tendencies. We share a comprehensive view of analytical psychology – but not eclectic- that is included as a central contribution to psychoanalysis, but also of modern cognitive models.

– A collaborative work that is not isolated, as the Institute will maintain partnerships with associations, foundations and other institutions in which Depth Psychology and Integration are bases that define its principles, especially with SEPPI (Spanish Society of Psychology and Integration Psychotherapy) because of it being an inclusive society with objectives similar to those of IVaPPA.

– A training specially adapted for its users, offering various formats (online, seminars, modules, specialist courses, master’s degrees and other various combinations) that will enable candidates to choose what best fits their needs.

-A recognized training based on the existing agreement signed with COP and following the EFPA standards, and granted by SEPPI



There are several training opportunities with us (both presential and online), these are the options:
Modular Training

Following the criteria of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA) we have designed a comprehensive training program divided into modules. The realization of these modules are accredited based on this criteria with an important reading aspect, so it is possible to achieve the training itinerary.

Option 1: Isolated Modules and Seminars
If you are interested in a particular module of our training program, it isn’t necessary to study the complete training itinerary. After registration and studying one or more modules an accreditation can be obtained.

Option 2: Introduction toDynamic Psychology
The modules numbered 1 to 5 constitute a block of courses dedicated to laying the groundwork to further deepen analytical knowledge. Studying this option gives the Global Accreditation Initiated in the Principles of Dynamic Psychology.

Option 3: Expert in Brief Psychotherapy
Studying the modules 1 to 9, 12 and 13, along with attending the seminar “Contributions of cognitive models” gives the ability of obtaining the title of Expert in Brief Psychotherapy.

Option 4: Expert in Analytical Psychology
Completing the whole cycle of 14 modules as well as attending two seminars (12 hours in total) gives the possibility of obtaining the title of Expert in Analytical Psychology.

Option 5: Specialist Brief Psychotherapy
Those who achieve the title of Expert in Brief Psychotherapy can achieve recognition as a specialist by realizing regulated supervisions and by developing a Didactic Analysis process.

Option 6: Analytical Psychology Specialist
Whoever achieves the title of Expert in Analytical Psychology can gain recognition as a specialist by performing regulated supervisions and by the development of a Didactic Analysis process.

Additional training:

This basically involves attending isolated courses, seminars or workshops, of practical issues from an analytical perspective. They are training hours that complement modular training.
Some examples are the following seminars:

Eating disorders: anorexia and bulimia. (6 hours)
Contributions of cognitive models to Psychotherapy (12 hours)


Individual Psychology (6 hours)
Existential Analysis (6 hours)
The Psycho-Corporal practice and its use of actions (12 hours)
Fundamentals and first ideas about Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (15 hours)


 Thelist of modulesandsubjectsare:

Module 1: History andphilosophical foundationsof dynamic psychology (Module of 12 h.)
• Background philosophies
• The origins of Psychotherapy and its development context
• Freud and the emergence of and Psychoanalysis
• Adler and the emergence of Individual Psychology
• Jung and the emergence of Analytical Psychology
• Reich and the emergence of Mind-Body Therapy


Module 2: Fundamental concepts in the different analytical traditions (Module of 36 h.)
• The unconscious and its formations. Representation, emotion and image
• The notion of conflict. Instinct, repression, complex and individuation
• The relationship between the body and mind. Somatization, the psychosomatic and synchronicity
• Summary of key concepts in the work of Freud, Adler, Jung and Reich
• Complex models. The integrative capacity of analytical psychology and its map: the shadow, the person, the anima, the animus and the self.



Module 3: The psychoanalytic schools (Module of 24 h.)
• The Classical psychoanalytic tradition
• The psychology of the ego
• Interpersonal Psychoanalysis
• M. Klein and the British School of Object Relations Theory
• Psychoanalysis of Self
• Lacanian Psychoanalysis


Module 4: Different Jungian Schools (Module of 18 h.)
• Classical
• Archetypal
• Evolutionary
• Integrative
Module 5: The differential diagnosis and its clinical consequences (Module of 18 h.)
• Importance and meaning of diagnosis
• Neurosis
• Psychosis
• Borderline Structures


Module 6: Fundamental elements of psychoanalytic practice (Module of 24 h.)
• The concept of analysability
• The interview
• Therapeutic alliance
• Transference
• Counter-transference
• Resistance and defense mechanisms
• Interpretation
• Regression
• The acting out
• Completion of the analysis
• Problems of psychoanalytic technique

Module 7: The interpretation and its modalities (Module of 12 h.)
– Interpretive styles
• Interpretation and the ego
• The mutative interpretation
• Interpretation
• Educational interventions
Module 8: Character Analysis (Module of 12h.)
• Technical Principles
• Obsessive
• Masochist
• Hysterical
• Narcissistic
• Oral
• Contraindications in character analysis


Module 9:Specific ObjectivesPsychotherapy(module of 12h.)
• Definition
• Intervention and regression
• Mobilization Techniques
• Elaboration


Module 10:The interpretationof dreamsand active imagination (Module of 24 h.)
• The importance of dream interpretation in different cultural contexts
• Origins of  dream interpretation in professional psychotherapy
• The Freudian map
• The Jungian map

• Contributions from other models
• Technique of active imagination
• Clinical examples


Module 11: Introduction to mythological thinking (Module of 24 h.)
• Notions of primitive mythology, Eastern and Western. The Great Mother god of the monotheistic traditions
• A spectrum of consciousness: magic, imaginal, ego-mind and integrative consciousness
• The importance of myth in dreams and images of modern man
• Mythology and clinical psychology


Module 12: Group Analysis (Module of 24h.)
• Definition
• Types of group therapy
• Forms of group work
• Technical tools
• Contraindications and dangers of group analysis
• Elaboration
Module 13: Exhibition of cases in group (Brief Psychotherapy) (Module of 24h.)
• Workshop with clinical examples

Module 14: Exhibition of cases in group (Jungian Analysis) (Module of 24h.)

• Workshop with clinical examples



Director and secretary of IVaPPA training

Dr. Javier Castillo. Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist of EFPA. Jungian analyst. Director of IVaPPA. Director of the profundis collection publishing manuscripts.
D. Ramon Garcia. Psychologist and Psychotherapist analytically oriented. Secretary of  IVaPPA. Member of the Spanish Society of Psychology and Psychotherapy for Integration.

Associate teachers
Dr. Antonio Sanfeliu. Special Professor, International University of Valencia in the area of Social Sciences. Coordinator of Psychology degree VIU​​.
Dr. M. Abac. Clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. Editorial Director of Fata Morgana. Graduate of the C. G.Jung Insitute, Zurich. She practices her clinical work in Guadalajara and Mexico City
D. Victor Cabanillas. Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist of EFPA. director of the AZANE institute. He practices his clinical work in Malaga.
D. Enrique Galán. Psychologist and Jungian analyst. Former president of the C. G. Jung Foundation. He practices his clinical work in Madrid.
Ms. Carmen Rodriguez. Psychologist and psychotherapist of EFPA. She practices her clinical work in Valencia and Castellón.
D. Mikel García. Psychologist and Medical Doctor. Analytically oriented psychotherapist. Member of the board of the SEPPI. He practices his clinical work in Pamplona and Valencia.
Dr.Juan Carlos Pastor. Psychologist and professor at the Faculty of Psychology in the University of Valencia. He is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGP) and the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS)
D. Miguel Angel Sanmartín . Clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Didact of the Madrid Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He practices his clinical work in Madrid and Valencia.
D. Octavio Garcia. Psychologist and psychoanalyst. Member of Gradiva, the Association for Psychoanalytic Studies. He practices his clinical work in Barcelona.
D. Jose Lopez Gavez. Psychotherapist. Analytical mind-body therapy specialist. He practices his clinical work in Valencia.
Ms. Magaly Villalobos. Psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. Member of IAAP



The therapeutic approach
The Institute has a list of accredited psychotherapists and analysts.
In our centre we work with different therapeutic options specializing in adults, focal or specific objectives psychotherapy; analysis without time limit, and group analysis.
We are in contact with professionals from other psychotherapy institutes and associations with whom we collaborate, becoming reference points to which we can derive clinical work at our discretion. This may be done in specific areas that aren’t covered by the institute, such as child psychotherapy, or if we believe that the therapeutic process needs a different framework.

For any further information please contact us.




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