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  • 06/22/2020 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    At the June 2020 Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to update the eligibility for applicants applying for the examination:

    Mental Health Education and Experience:

    Applicants must possess mental health training and related clinical experience and may demonstrate this in two ways: either

    1. the applicant must possess a post-graduate level degree in a mental health discipline, including related clinical experience, resulting in licensure or certification for the independent practice of a core mental care at the highest clinical level for that care; or

    2.  alternatively, demonstrating by reasonably satisfactory documentation their having obtained education, training and clinical experience that shows a solid foundation and practice experience in mental health care (including close supervision in individual cases), for example: psychotherapy experience; the ability to diagnose mental disorders; make differential diagnoses and biopsychosocial and psychodynamic formulations; develop individual treatment plans; and know how to use consultants or make referrals in areas outside his or her scope of practice. 

    For purposes of interpreting and applying this eligibility requirement, a license or certification solely to practice psychoanalysis shall not be deemed a licensure or certification in a core mental care discipline under clause (1). 

    An applicant with such a license or certification must separately and in addition meet the requirements either of clause (1) by possessing licensure or certification for the independent practice of a core mental health care discipline, or of clause (2) by demonstrating the described education, training and clinical experience.

    Psychoanalytic Education and Training:

    Applicants must either:

    • be graduates of Institutes accredited or approved as meeting the standards of AAPE, ACPEinc, IPA, or APsaA; (submit analytic certificate)  or
    • have successfully completed an integrated psychoanalytic training program meeting the following minimum criteria:

         A.   300 hours of in-depth training analysis, frequency of 3-5 times/week;

         B.   350 curriculum hours including course work in:

               i.   Psychoanalytic Treatment Situation and Technique; 
              ii.   Psychoanalytic Theory;
             iii.   Psychopathology;
             iv.   Development; and
             v.    Continuous Case Seminars and Clinical Conferences.

         C.  Two supervised analytic cases, each 3-5 times/week with a minimum of 200
                supervised hours but in any event over sufficient period of time to allow the
                applicant to have recognized, evaluated, and interpreted the dominant
                genetic factors and central conflicts, as well as to have allowed significant
                transference manifestations to have developed, be observed, understood and
                worked through and to have allowed for counter transference manifestations
                to be understood.

    Licensure & Ethics:

    • have an appropriate and current mental health-related license to practice in the jurisdiction in which the applicant is practicing or, if in a jurisdiction that does not require such licensure, to provide additional information
    • comply with ethical standards and professional conduct

    Analytic Experience:

      • submit written reports and be prepared to discuss at the interview cases that meet the following criteria:
      • patients of different genders
      • patients seen at a frequency of three to five times a week
      • at least one case must have a termination experience
      • be able and prepared to discuss a third patient who has been in a three to five times per week analysis
    • at least two of the three cases presented must be conducted substantially in person.
      It may be necessary that treatments be conducted remotely during quarantines, societal shutdowns or other periods when health or safety measures, such as social distancing, make in-person treatment not possible, and that the in-person requirement will be applied accordingly on a modified basis.

    • submit process notes for a minimum of three cases at the examination

    The reports of applicants for Child & Adolescent Certification, should include, in addition to above:

    • one case of a child in the latency phase of development
    • one case of an adolescent
    • a brief child report on a third child/adolescent patient (five pages) 


  • 06/17/2020 6:11 PM | Anonymous

    The June 2020 examination was held remote with 3 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 2 passed for a 66% pass rate and 1 applicants in Child & Adolescent of which 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.

    We would like to congratulate the following individuals for passing the certification examination and becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

    Adult Certification

    • Navah Kaplan, Ph.D. – NYPSI
    • Andrew Klafter, M.D. - Cincinnati

    Child & Adolescent Certification

    • Van DeGolia, M.D. – Los Angeles
  • 02/28/2020 8:31 AM | Anonymous

    At the February 2020 Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to update the eligibility for applicants applying for the examination:

    • have an appropriate and current mental health-related license to practice in the jurisdiction in which the applicant is practicing or, if in a jurisdiction that does not require such licensure, to provide additional information  (updated)
    • at least two of the three cases presented must be conducted substantially in-person  (new)
  • 02/11/2020 7:35 AM | Anonymous

    The February 2020 examination was held in New York, NY with 7 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 5 passed for a 71% pass rate and 2 applicants in Child & Adolescent of which both passed for a 100% pass rate.

    We would like to congratulate the following individuals for passing the certification examination and becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

    Adult Certification

    • Nancy Bakalar, M.D. – International Institute Psychoanalytic Training / Denver
    • Jeanne Johnson, M.D. - Oregon
    • Joshua Loewenstein, Ph.D. - Pine / Boston
    • Lisa Price, M.D. - Boston
    • Elizabeth Wilson, M.D. – Western New England

    Child & Adolescent Certification

    • Stephanie Brandt, M.D. – New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

    • Kevin Udis, Ph.D. – Denver

  • 06/20/2019 8:32 AM | ABPsa Office (Administrator)

    The June 2019 examination was held in San Diego, CA with 8 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 6 passed for a 75% pass rate.

    We would like to congratulate the following individuals for passing the certification examination and becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

    Adult Certification

    • Lynne Gillick, Ph.D. – Denver
    • Janet Noonan, LICSW – Boston
    • Matthew Shaw, PhD – Western New England
    • Malini Singh, PhD – PANY
    • Gail VanLangen, PhD - Michigan
    • Laura Whitman, MD – PANY
  • 02/05/2019 5:24 PM | ABPsa Office (Administrator)

    The February 2019 examination was held in New York, NY with 8 applicants in Adult or PreGrad part 2 Psychoanalysis of which 7 passed for a 87.5% pass rate, and 1 applicant in Child Psychoanalysis of which 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.

    We would like to congratulate the following individuals for passing the certification examination and becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

    Adult Certification

    • Susan Chance, PhD - Emory
    • Sara Gardiner, MD - Oregon
    • Linda Gold, LMSW - Michigan
    • Kelly Hill, MD – Cincinnati
    • Jill Ragozzino McElligott, LCSW - Philadelphia
    • Stefanie Speanburg, LCSW, PhD - Emory

    Child & Adolescent Certification

    • Anthony Bram, PhD – Boston
  • 10/12/2018 8:06 AM | ABPsa Office (Administrator)

    The American Board of Psychoanalysis is pleased to welcome Dr. Leslie Jordan, who will assume the role of Chair of the Research and Development Committee in February 2019. Dr. Jordan is a psychoanalyst and educator at the Denver Institute who has an abiding interest in research.  She was a research fellow at the IPA Research Training Program in London taught by analyst-researchers from around the world. She has been involved in the evaluation of learning for many years (see Jordan, L & Emde, R (2006) "How do we Evaluate Learning from the Curriculum?" JAPA 54:231-249). She is currently Chair of the Research Committee at the Denver Institute and co-directs the Colloquium Project for evaluation of learning.

    The ABPsa wishes to express its deep appreciation to Dr. Sydney Anderson for her valuable contribution as Chair of RDC since 2015.

  • 06/29/2018 9:46 AM | ABPsa Office (Administrator)

    The June 2018 examination was held in Chicago, IL with 7 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 5 passed for a 71% pass rate.

    We would like to congratulate the following individuals for passing the certification examination and becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

    Adult Certification

    • Tiziano Colibazzi, MD - Columbia
    • Robin Gomolin, PsyD – Pine
    • Giovanni Minonne, Ph.D. - Michigan
    • Maureen Pendras, MSW - Seattle
    • Alison Philips, MD - Boston
  • 05/08/2018 10:40 AM | ABPsa Office (Administrator)

    The February 2019 certification examination will take place at the New York Hilton, in New York City. Examination dates are Saturday February 2nd - Monday February 4th.

    To be eligible to sit for the ABPsa Certification Exam an applicant must:

    • be a graduate (or candidate, see pre-grad information) from an Institute that is either approved or accredited by the IPA, APsaA or ACPE
    • have a current license to practice or if in a state that does not require licensure to provide additional information
    • submit cases and be prepared to discuss at the examination, cases that meet the following criteria: 
      • patients of different genders
      • patients seen at a frequency of three to five times a week
      • at least one case must be terminated and the other must be at least in the middle phase of analysis
    • be able and prepared to discuss a third patient
    • comply with ethical standards.

    In addition to the eligibility items above, for Child & Adolescent Certification, the applicant must submit a:

    • case of a child in the latency phase
    • case of an adolescent
    • brief child report on a third child/adolescent patient (five pages)

    The Handbook for Applicants , Handbook for Pre-Grad Applicants, and more information can be found on our website.


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