How to Apply to be Grandparented

In order to be grandparented as a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis an analyst must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Analysts certified by the Board on Professional Standards of the American Psychoanalytic Association prior to December 31, 2015.
  • Analysts certified by ABPP or BCD-P prior to December 31, 2015 and who are graduates of APsaA, ACPEinc or IPA Institutes.
  • Analysts certified prior to December 31, 2015 by ABPP or BCD-P who are graduates of psychoanalytic institutes not approved by APSaA, IPA or ACPEinc, but who can document training that is equivalent to AAPE, ACPEinc, or IPA training standards which includes both training analysis and control analyses conducted on an individual basis at a frequency of three to five times a week. 
  • Analysts who graduated from psychoanalytic institutes not approved by APsaA, IPA, or ACPEinc but who can document training that is equivalent to AAPE, ACPEinc, or IPA standards which includes both training analysis and control analyses conducted on an individual basis at a frequency of three to five times a week and who have had no prior opportunity for certification in their respective discipline, and have been appointed a training analyst by their institute. 

Grandparenting applications will be accepted until December 31, 2017

After an applicant completes the online Grandfathering Application form on the web site and submits the $150 initial grandfathering fee, the ABPsa office will verify licensure and certification and enter the data into the ABPsa Registry of Certified Analysts. A certificate will be issued with the designation Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

If you are ABPP certified, please also send to the ABPsa your certificate or letter from ABPP with your issue and expiration date. This can be included in hard copy along with your paper application, or emailed to the Board.

To be eligible for grandfathering an analyst must be certified on or before December 31, 2015 and applications will be accepted until December 31, 2017.