A career with endless possibilities that helps those in need!

Our programs will help you launch or transition to a rewarding career in the Mental Health Field.

Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) in partnership with a branch campus of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis in Livingston, NJ (formerly BGSP-NJ, now ICPS), offers graduate, post-graduate, Certificate and Continuing Education classes in Psychodynamic Studies and Mental Health Counseling on our Livingston, NJ campus and through distance learning.

ACAP offering a Certificate program in Psychoanalysis that leads to NJ State Certification as a Psychoanalyst has been continuously, nationally accredited by ABAP, the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, since 1990.

ICPS, The Institute of Counseling and Psychoanalytic Studies (ICPS), New Jersey Campus of BGSP (Formerly BGSP-NJ) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, by the US Department of Education (USDOE)).

The ICPS curriculum is accepted by the New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee.

Click here for a new student application for ACAP. Click here for a new student application for ICPS graduate programs.

Click here to schedule a time to speak with an admissions advisor.

Summer semester |  May 25-July 29 | Register Now

Fall semester  | September 1-December 23 | Register Now

Working with Couples: Jericho

ACAP’s 4th Annual Theater Conference, Co-Sponsored by NAAP. Join us Saturday, May 22, 2021, 2:00-6:00pm, Via Zoom, 4 CEU’s

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This conference opens with comments about how attachment styles impact a couple’s ability to have a healthy, satisfying relationship, followed by a play read by professional actors. This conference will explore how couples develop and maintain an attachment. The play demonstrates the challenges of intimacy and how the past can impact connection in the present. The play is followed by a discussion groups.

ACAP/ICPS May 2021 Clinical Supervision Course

Co-Sponsored by NAAP

Join us for our Clinical Supervision Course which is run two to three times per year. It satisfies the CE requirements for several professions. The next opportunity for registration is for the Saturday, May 1st & 2nd, Saturday, May 8th and Saturday & Sunday, May 15th and 16th sections. Learn more about our offerings.

During COVID-19 all programs and courses are offered virtually. NJCC’s SafetyNet is providing services either by phone or video conference.

Free Online Support Groups

We will be offering free* online video support groups geared toward several topics.

See what fits your needs and join us!



For Clergy: “Self Care, While We Care for Others.”


SafetyNet — No Fee Support
Through our NJCC, North Jersey Consultation Center

SafetyNet will help to fill the gap through no fee treatment to those who may be uninsured, underinsured and have few financial resources. This is particularly important during this difficult and stressful time.

SafetyNet is a service program operated by ACAP and an extension of ACAP’s NJ consultation center.

Call 973-629-1004 or email safetyNet@acapnj.org

iStriveSupporting young adults, high functioning on the autism spectrum, who are aging out of most programs.

Saturday program. Now accepting new applications! Interested in scheduling an appointment for an application interview? Please send us an email>>

Student Testimonials

 ACAP is offering a Tuition Referral Program. Click to learn more>>

Now offering a 20% tuition discount to staff at mental health agencies on ICPS’ Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Contact us to learn more!


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01mayAll Day02Clinical Supervision Course, Counselors

01mayAll Day02Clinical Supervision Course, Art Therapists

02may9:30 am11:30 amDomestic Violence

15mayAll Day16Clinical Supervision Course, Social Workers

15may(may 15)8:00 am16(may 16)1:00 pmEthics or Cultural Competency

16may1:00 pm2:00 pmOpioids: Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

19may12:00 pm1:00 pmBBL: Effective Communication: How to Say What You Really Need, and How to Listen When You Disagree

22may2:00 pm6:00 pmWorking with Couples: Jericho

24may7:00 pm9:00 pmDeveloping a Culture for Success for Immigrant Children in the Classroom2 CEUs


16jun12:00 pm1:30 pmBBL: Racial Literacy for Mental Health & Mass Incarceration


07jul12:00 pm1:00 pmBBL: Working with Ambivalence in Private Practice

Why us?

ACAP has had continued national accreditation, first from NAAP and then ABAP, since 1997.

Small classes – emphasize clinical expertise

Close mentoring & supervision for practice building

Integrated clinical experiences

No standardized testing, no GRE’s

Affordable tuition fees

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