From our Liaison Analyst, Professor Marta Tibaldi, Jungian Analyst
As Liaison Person of the Hong Kong Institute of Analytical Psychology (HKIAP) it is a pleasure to write these words of welcome to readers of this web page.
The aim of this web page is to offer people interested in Carl Gustav Jung’s analytical psychology a punctual and up-to-date information on the activities of the Hong Kong Institute of Analytical Psychology (HKIAP) and of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), to which the first belongs.
The Hong Kong Institute of Analytical Psychology (HKIAP) was established in 2004 and its goal is to group together mental health professionals, social workers, scholars of Jung’s works, people who want to become Jungian analysts according to the international standards of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
The web page aims to be a meeting and exchange point that will allow you to be up to date with the activities of the group and with the path of the Jungian training. Under this regard, the website will present HKIAP's theoretical and clinical offer.
To give a more precise idea of the HKIAP’s activities, I would like to briefly recall those activities that have characterized the last six years: a particular attention was given to what it means to follow Jung’s thought and to become Jungian analysts in a cultural reality so different from the Western such as is the Far East and HK. Together with the members of the group we have developed a lens to look at a European model of the mind and a clinical practice that – as Jung himself hoped – should not be considered as a static truth but rather as a dynamic, cultural and historical image of the psyche, requiring a complex approach to it and specific clinical skills.
The theme of intercultural and transcultural identity has been central to acquire and develop Jungian analytical tools such as dream analysis, the symbolic reading of images, active imagination, active deep writing, as well as the attention to dynamics such as the transference and countertransference and the management of the therapeutic alliance and the analytical boundaries in the respect of cultural differences and specificities. These activities have become also original communications and publications that also testify a characteristic editorial activity of the group.
The group’s current commitment is to create more and more training and confrontation spaces on Jungian issues, with particular attention to the respect and enhancement of Western and Eastern cultural complexity. Theoretical and clinical seminars, supervision groups, workshops on practical topics will be organised to this purpose. The group also welcomes the proposals and requests from the public online. All this will be available on the webpage and it will create a permanent space for dialogue, in line with our desire is to make this virtual space a meeting place of dialogue in the spirit of Carl Gustav Jung’s analytical psychology.
I wish readers will find a stimulating, pleasant and useful space for their profession and their own life. Happy reading!
About Professor Marta Tibaldi, Jungian Analyst
Marta Tibaldi is a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist, a Jungian Training analyst and Supervisor of the Associazione italiana di Psicologia Analitica (AIPA) and of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). She is a Professor of Intercultural Psychology at the University of Siena. She is in charge as Liaison Person for the IAAP Hong Kong Developing Group (HKIAP) and she is Applied Analyst in Taipei.
The myth of the happy islands (with G.Mazzoleni, D’Anna, Messina-Firenze 1975);
Beyond Cancer. Transforming creatively the illness we fear most, (with Moretti & Vitali, Roma 2010);
Practice of active imagination. Dialoguing with the unconscious and living better, La Lepre, Ro is ma 2011 (now translated in Mandarin by PsyGarden);
Transcultural identities. Jungians in Hong Kong (Artemide Edizioni, Roma2016) (with T. Chan – M. Chiu – M. Lee – B. Tam – E.T. Wong).