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.

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

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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19jan12:00 pm1:00 pmBBL: Engaging the Older Patient: Psychoanalysis beyond 50 (or 80 or 100)1 CEU

23jan1:00 pm3:00 pmWinter Blues in Uncertain Times2 CEUS


16feb12:00 pm1:00 pmBBL: Got Grief? Supporting Yourself and Others Coping with Loss1 CEU


16mar12:00 pm1:00 pmBBL: Drugs and Ethics1 CEU


27apr12:00 pm1:00 pmBBL: Dissociation1 CEU

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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