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The American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology (ABAPsa) is a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The ABPP oversees and authorizes the credentialing activities of thirteen specialty boards. The ABAPsa is responsible for establishing criteria related to the definition and requirements for education, training, competencies, and the examination, which leads to Board Certification in Psychoanalysis. The ABAPsa is governed by a Board of Directors who are certified in the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis and are representative of the specialty on a international basis. Upon being conferred the ABPP in Psychoanalysis you are automatically elected to the status of Fellow with the Academy.
The Board, in association with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), is responsible for conducting Board examinations in the specialty of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis, mentoring and training examiners, and awarding the Diploma in American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. Board Certification by ABAPsa, is intended to certify that the successful candidate has completed the educational, training and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in the specialty of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis.
The primary mission of the ABAPsa is to identify national standards for the education, training and competencies for board certification in the practice of psychoanalysis by licensed psychologists in North America.
The directors of our board, along with the support of board certified Fellows of the Academy of Psychoanalysis, review each candidate’s credentials and practice samples, and provide examinations for becoming a board certified specialist in the practice of Psychoanalysis. Our Specialty Board and Academy is a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology and provides the only national, competency-based, certification available for psychologists in the specialty practice of Psychoanalysis.
Our Board's Priorities for 2013 and 2014 include the following initiatives:
Board Certification Membership Benefits:
The American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology (ABAPsa) thanks its members for their continued support of their National Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. In order to sustain the National Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis the academy institutes annual dues. Academy Fellows Membership Dues are $40.00 for Active Academy Fellows and $10.00 for Retired, Lifetime and Emeritus Academy Fellows.