American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology


Credential: Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Renewal Period: 10 years

The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology credential is an advanced-level certification for Psychoanalysts. Psychoanalysts work with clients to understanding human motivation and behavior based upon factors outside of a person's awareness. Candidates for the ABPP Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology must meet educational, experiential, training and other requirements, and must also pass the exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: license/certificate requisite for the candidate's locale of practice
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education: Doctoral
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 10 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

600 Market Street
Suite G3
Chapel Hill, NC  27516

Phone: (919) 537-8031

Email: office@abpp.org

Candidates are required to have a license or certificate in psychology at the independent practice level by the State, Province, or Territory of the U.S. or Canada in which the psychologist practices. Exceptions to the residency requirement are made for active duty federal uniformed service psychologists when practicing in those roles.

Candidates for the ABPP Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis must hold a doctoral degree in professional psychology conferred by the American Psychological Association (APA), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), or other ABPP-approved institution. Candidates credentialed in the most recent directory of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, or the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) (ASPPB) qualify as meeting the doctoral degree requirements.

Candidates are required to have experience that includes the supervised analysis of a minimum of two patients for a minimum of two years, and personal analysis.

Candidates for the ABPP Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis must meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Completion of a program from a recognized postdoctoral psychoanalytic training institute OR
  • Organized postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis OR
  • Education and training secured through a planned, individualized sequence of education, supervision, and practice acceptable to the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) AND
  • Demonstration of acceptable evidence that following education and training in psychoanalysis of a practice in psychoanalysis. The candidate’s practice includes a sufficient number of cases in psychoanalysis.

The Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology credential has the following other requirements:

  • For any of the education and training option qualifications selected by the candidate, the course of education and training must be verifiable and consist of at least a minimum of three years of organized study in psychoanalysis, supervised analyses of a minimum of two patients for a minimum of two years, and a personal analysis.
  • Candidates for the ABPP Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis must have internship experience that meets the following criteria:
    • Lasted no less than 9 months or no more than 24 months
    • Consisted of a minimum of 1,500 hours with at least 600 hours in a psychoanalysis setting
    • Appeared in a list approved by the –
      • APA/CPA, or
      • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) directory, or
      • The National Canadian,
      • The National Registers, or
      • Is documented as part of the requirements of an accredited professional psychology training program in psychoanalysis.

Oral Exam Requirement

  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Consultation
  • Application of Research and Theory
  • Application of Ethics and Legal Standards
  • Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • Interpersonal Interactions
  • Professional Identification

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology examination:

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RECERTIFICATION

Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology

Renewal Period: 10 years

The Board Certified Specialist in Psychoanalysis in Psychology credential has the following recertification information:

To maintain their credentials, ABPP board certified specialists must: 
  • Complete an annual attestation and
  • Complete the documentation process of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) once every ten years.

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Updated: December 03, 2019
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