Together training a new breed of mental health professionals.

BGSP-NJ and ACAP (Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis ) offer 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 and BGSP-NJ, have been continuously, nationally accredited by ABAP, the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, since 1990.  Click here for a new student application for ACAP. Click here for a new student application for BGSP-NJ graduate programs.

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Open House

Monday November 5, 2018, 7:00pm @ ACAP

Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) and Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis – NJ (BGSP-NJ)

You are cordially invited to visit our school and meet with faculty members who will give you an overview of our programs and answer your questions.                                         


  • Overview by faculty and current students
  • Mini-class – experience our unique teaching method
  • Q&A

We look forward to meeting you!  

To reserve a seat call Joan Castellano at 973-629-1089 OR enroll@acapnj.org (Call Joan for Directions as GPS misguides you!)


Announcing Our New Post-Masters Program In Psychodynamic Counseling That Partially Fulfills Clinical Requirements For State Licensure

Externship placement with supervision opportunities are also available as electives to fulfill clinical requirements.

BGSP-NJ is excited to announce it has received state approval for the first and only, 30-credit post-Masters certificate program in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Counseling in NJ. The program is designed to enhance clinical skills and reduce the post-masters licensure clinical requirement by 1500 hours. For further information contact Joan Castellano at enroll@acapnj.org or call 973-629-1089.

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

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>>

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.

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 is 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

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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Workshops and Events for Mental Health Professionals


See all of our Workshops/Seminars/Mini-Courses/Continuing Education… click here!

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

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21oct2:00 pm- 6:00 pmTime Stands Still

25oct12:30 pm- 1:30 pmOpen Supervision: Working with family conflicts

26oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmHow to Use Our Clinical Expertise to Treat the Narcissistic Patient?2 CEUS

november, 2018

5nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmOpen House

11nov10:00 am- 12:00 pmOpen Supervision: Working with Projective Identification in Practice

14nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBrown Bag Lunch | Out of the Ashes: A Writing Workshop on the Holocaust1 CEU

december, 2018

5dec12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBrown Bag Lunch | Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) by Fostering the Ability to Mentalize1 CEU

19dec1:00 pm- 2:00 pmOpen Supervision: Working with Borderline Cases

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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