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.  Click here for a new student application for ACAP. Click here for a new student application for BGSP-NJ graduate programs.

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

Please Join Us for our iStrive Fundraiser Launch Event on Tuesday, May 1 2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm for a delicious dinner at the elegant Crystal Plaza, and guest speakers.

… Celebrating Dr. William Semel’s 50 years of serving children and families in our communities.

… Honorary co-chairs — Governor Richard J. Codey and Bruce Litinger, Executive Director ECLC.

Please join us for our Informational Open House, March 4th, 1- 3 pm

You will have an opportunity to learn about our programs and meet faculty and students.
1:00-1:30 – Overview by faculty and current students
1:30-2:10 – Mini-class – experience our unique teaching method
2:10-3:00 – Q&A
To reserve a spot call or email Joan Castellano at 973-629-1089 or

Now offering a 20% tuition discount to staff at mental health agencies on BGSP’s Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.
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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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Trauma and Resiliance training for mental health professionals

Trauma & Resilience Studies Program

For those seeking recognition as trauma specialists ACAP offers a certificate program in Trauma and Resilience Studies.

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

Click here to see full CE information.


25feb1:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Shaky Divide: Revenge & Forgiveness2 CEU hours

28feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBrown Bag Lunch: ACAP's Writing Workshop1 CEU

march, 2018

4mar1:00 pm- 3:00 pmInformational Open House

7mar7:00 pm- 8:30 pmiStrive Focus Group | For parents of young adults, high-functioning on the autism spectrum

11mar1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPatience with Patients2 CEU hours

15mar12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBrown Bag Lunch: Video Conference, Clinician Self Care Practices1 CEU

18mar12:30 pm- 2:30 pmLife after Death; Working with people recovering from addictive behavior; building a Self4 CEUs

23mar3:15 pm- 4:45 pmOpen Supervision Group

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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