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, where work/life balance is considered essential for success.

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.

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

Love Letters: On Love and Relationships

Author: A.R. Gurney 

ACAP’s 5th Annual Theater Conference

Co-sponsored by NAAP

Sunday, July 31, 2022
2:00 – 6:00pm
Earn 4 CEU’s
Outdoor Theater in the Van Vleck House Park, Montclair
Or on Zoom
Rain: All on Zoom, Announced by email at 8am on 7/31
A Cast of your favorite actors from past readings
ACAP Faculty discussion group facilitators
Synopsis: Two childhood friends’ lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters throughout the years, involving relationships, war, careers, politics, escapades, love, death and more.

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>>

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 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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13jul12:00 pm1:00 pmPrivate Practice Development: Open Supervision

31jul2:00 pm6:00 pmLove Letters: On Love and Relationships | ACAP's 5th Annual Theater Conference4 CEUs

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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