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who is eligible to grandparent?

The American Board of Psychoanalysis provides the following education and training criteria to be eligible for certification by grandparenting: 

    • Analysts certified by the Board on Professional Standards of the American Psychoanalytic Association by December 31, 2015.
    • Analysts certified in psychoanalysis by ABPP or BCD-P by December 31, 2015 and who are graduates of APsaA, ACPEinc or IPA approved Institutes.
    • Analysts certified in psychoanalysis by ABPP or BCD-P by December 31, 2015 who are graduates of psychoanalytic institutes not approved by APsaA, IPA or ACPEinc, but who can document education and training that are equivalent to AAPE, ACPEinc, or IPA training standards, which include but are not limited to both training analysis and control analyses conducted on an individual basis at a frequency of three to five times a week.
    • Analysts who have had no prior opportunity for certification in their respective discipline and who have graduated from psychoanalytic institutes not approved by APsaA, IPA, ACPEinc but can document education and training that are equivalent to AAPE, ACPEinc or IPA standards, which include but are not limited to both training analysis and control analyses conducted on an individual basis at a frequency of three to five times a week, and have undergone a post graduate clinical approval process such as the training analyst processes adopted by APsaA, AAPE, ACPEinc or IPA.

      Grandparenting applications will be accepted until December 31, 2017


      Acronym Note:

      APsaA: American Psychoanalytic Association
      IPA:   International Psychoanalytic Association
      ACPEinc:  Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education, Inc.
      AAPE:   American Association for Psychoanalytic Education
      ABPP:   American Board of Professional Psychology
      BCD-P Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD)


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

      How to Apply for Grandparenting

      Applicants must complete an application form and provide information including date of certification, training institute, date of birth, address, proof of licensure and attestation to good ethical standing.  

      The ABPsa will verify licensure and the certification and a certificate will be issued within 8 weeks. 

      If you are ABPP certified, please send to the ABPsa a copy of your certificate or letter from ABPP showing your initial and expiration dates.  

      The initial grandparenting fee is $150 to cover the cost of the verification process, data entry and issuance of a certificate.  Certification is valid for one year and has a recertification fee of $150.   ABPsa will not be subsidized by any organization.  The commitment is to assure its independence therefore its financial well being depends entirely on fees from applications for certification, annual registry renewal fees, donations and grants.

      Fellows listed on the Registry of Fellows of the ABPsa have the opportunity to create an individual profile and establish a web presence through the ABPsa web site. 

      Click here for the printable paper application

      Use the form below to complete your grandparenting application online. Payment can be made online with a credit card or by sending in a check.

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      3400 E. Bayaud Avenue, #460, Denver, CO 80209
      Phone: (303) 676-8008  |  Email:  info@abpsa.org

      The American Board of Psychoanalysis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest and promoting the profession of psychoanalysis through certification and maintenance of certification. 

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