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Mission

The mission of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and its branch campus, the New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, is to provide high quality psychoanalytic education, training, and research to a diverse student community.  BGSP and NYGSP prepare graduates to apply their understanding of emotional and mental functioning to endeavors that benefit individuals and society. 

In keeping with this mission, the Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis program is designed to prepare individuals to use psychoanalytic understanding in clinical and other professional settings, to transmit their understanding to others, and to conduct and publish research contributing to the development of the field of psychoanalysis.

Know Thyself, Socrates’ dictum, guides us in this mission, shaping the curriculum at NYGSP. To learn psychoanalysis is first and foremost to learn about oneself. Only then is the student free to understand and communicate successfully with other people and the world. Learning occurs in the classroom, during the fieldwork externship, and in the training analysis. In order to understand how the mind develops, students observe the full range of emotional disorders in a clinical setting. As they do this, the faculty helps them to understand not only the nature of primitive mental functioning, but also how they themselves block against awareness of these early states. Content flows from emotional experience throughout the 48 credit master’s curriculum.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, including the NYGSP branch campus, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution.


Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association
of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org