Welcome to The American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis

The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) was established in 1983 with the goal of establishing formal recognition of psychologists in the specialty of psychoanalysis.  The ABAPsa, having met the rigorous requirements of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) to be recognized as a specialty in psychology and to qualify and examine psychologists meeting the criteria of the specialty, was accepted as a member board of the ABPP in 1996.

Video from ABAPsa President, Ronald Naso, PhD, ABPP


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Specialty board certification in psychoanalysis through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is the highest level of certification for psychologist-psychoanalysts.  It is also the only certification recognized by the American Psychological Association's Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP).  It embodies the highest standards for psychoanalytic practice and for the maintenance of certification through continuing education, training, and research.  Learn more

The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) thanks its members for their continued support . Academy Fellows Membership Dues are $40.00 for Active Academy Fellows and $10.00 for Retired Fellows.

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Remembering Dr. Thomas W. Ross

Remembering Dr. Joseph Reppen

“Wrapping up another productive meeting of our Board of Directors at the Division 39 Spring Conference. Thanks to the Division and to the wonderful city of New Orleans.” ~Ronald Naso PhD, ABPP


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