Welcome to the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis

The nation’s standard bearer for pluralism and quality within psychoanalytic training, the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc. (ABAP) accredits programs leading to the practice of psychoanalysis.

ABAP accreditation promotes accountability and excellence in psychoanalytic training by providing a system of voluntary compliance through diligent peer review, with standards developed by and for the membership community. Reinforcing the common criteria for psychoanalytic training while respecting the uniqueness of different orientations, leaders of accredited programs develop benchmarks for quality to which all members adhere.  Through regular self-study, critical peer evaluation, and agency follow-up, accredited programs utilize the Standards for Accreditation to foster ongoing program improvement.

Handbook for Accreditation has been updated as of April 2017! Click here to learn more

We invite you to discover ABAP.