Together training a new breed of mental health professionals.

A branch campus of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis in Livingston, NJ (BGSP-NJ), in partnership with the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP), 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 has been continuously, nationally accredited by ABAP, the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, since 1990.

BGSP-NJ, The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, by the US Department of Education (USDOE)).

The BGSP-NJ 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 BGSP-NJ graduate programs.

Every Brilliant Thing: Depression and the Family |
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

This unique program integrates art and psychotherapy. Every Brilliant Thing is a play about a 6 year old boy who learns to cope with depression, suicidality and the family system by creating a list of every brilliant thing in the world to engage in living. The play will be followed by a discussion. Receive 4 CEU’s.

Caldwell University, Alumni Theater

Please join us for an Open House, Monday, November 4th at 7pm!

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MAMHC) | Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis (MAP) | Certificate in Psychoanalysis

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR Spring 2020, Spring semester begins January 21st

To register call Lori at 973-629-1002 or email

Announcing our new, unique, Saturday program: iStriveSupporting young adults, high functioning on the autism spectrum, who are aging out of most programs.

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

Our Offerings

Our programs provide alternative paths to mental health careers, as well as courses meeting professional Continuing Education requirements. Many students from all backgrounds — educators, clergy, medical professionals, counselors, veterans and more — not seeking a degree or certification take classes to build clinical skills or for personal growth.

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Get your ACAP-BGSP diploma in mental health counseling.

Psychoanalytic Certificate

Earn state certification as a psychoanalyst. The program consists of academic coursework, supervised clinical practice and personal analysis to prepare students to enter the profession of psychoanalysis at the most advanced level.

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Masters Programs in Mental Health Counseling and Psychoanalysis

Masters Programs

Two Master of Arts degrees at ACAP’s Livingston, NJ campus – the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and the Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis are being offered through a partnership: A branch of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, BGSP-NJ. Now offering a 20% tuition discount to staff at mental health agencies.

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Continuing Education for Mental Health Professionals

Continuing Ed/Workshops

Earn CEU/Continuing Education credits for Teachers, Nurses, MFT, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Psychologists in New Jersey.

Click here to see our CEU/Continuing Education credit offerings.

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Announcing our new, unique, Saturday program: iStrive — Supporting young adults, high functioning on the autism spectrum, who are aging out of most programs.

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We have incorporated distance learning into our mental health counseling programs.

One-Year Program | Modern Psychoanalytic Studies

An opportunity for clinical practitioners and professionals in various disciplines to enhance their clinical skills by introducing them to innovative, Modern Psychoanalytic principles, theories, and techniques in a one-year program.

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Student Of The Month

Our student of the month series will highlight the tremendous diversity of academic backgrounds, life experiences, and cultural heritage of our current students and graduates.

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Certificate in psychoanalysis, NJ State Certification

Distance Learning

At ACAP, long distance learning is a method of participation in courses, classes, and supervision offered locally for individuals whose distance from the center would otherwise preclude them from training. Long distance learning has been offered at ACAP since 1995.  Current enrollees are in the U. S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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Tuition Assistance

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

Find out if you qualify for our Dircks Tuition Assistance Grant. Learn More>>


Click here to see our complete list of events/workshops/seminars and CE hour offerings!

Click here to see full CE information.

CE events can be attended remotely through video conference. Contact us for more information.

Click here for January 2020 Clinical Supervision Courses.


18oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmTreating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) by Fostering the Ability to Mentalize (Clinical Aspects)2 CEUS

23oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBrown Bag Lunch | Understanding and Preventing Burnout in Clergy1 CEU

27oct2:00 pm- 6:00 pmEvery Brilliant Thing: Depression and the Family4 CEUs

november, 2019

4nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmOpen House

10nov9:00 am- 2:00 pmWorking with Domestic Violence in Supervisory Practice5 CEUs

20nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBrown Bag Lunch | Talk Therapy and Neurophysiology1 CEU

december, 2019

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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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