Who We Are
The American Board of Psychoanalysis (ABPsa) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest and promoting the profession of psychoanalysis through certification and maintenance of certification.
The mission of the ABPsa is to develop and provide reliable procedures and to implement processes for national certification in adult, child and adolescent psychoanalysis for qualified professionals based on a demonstration of post graduate clinical competence in the core competencies of psychoanalytic theory and practice, and to conduct ongoing assessment of such core competencies and the certification processes.
Why Get board Certified?
Board Certification is the highest voluntary credential attainable with a distinct level of achievement beyond licensure—including completing post-graduate education and hands-on experience that will give meaning to your career with credentials that matter.
The ABPsa believes in something more. That’s why we created the Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis credential for the psychoanalytic profession. It is more than just another credential—it’s a lifelong commitment to raising the standards of our esteemed profession. Standards you can trust.
Even more, Board Certification enhances value and credibility to what we do best.
Like hundreds of other Fellows, if you’re looking to advance your career and be recognized in the profession, then Board Certification is for you!
Explore our criteria for sitting for the certification examination and consider applying today!
Fellow Emeritus status is available to ABPsa Fellows who, regardless of whether they remain licensed in their mental health discipline, have and remain completely retired from the practice of psychoanalysis, as well as any other psychotherapeutic activity, with patients. Read more about eligibility and how to apply by clicking here.
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