Doctoral Degrees in Psychoanalysis
ACCELERATED DOCTOR OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
The accelerated Doctorate in Psychoanalysis (Psya.D.) is designed for certified psychoanalysts who have not received a doctorate to earn one in their preferred field of study. Candidates will study comparative approaches to clinical intervention, and contemporary issues in psychoanalysis (such as recent developments in brain science) while designing an original doctoral research project.
Candidates for the program will have earned a master's degree as well as a post-master's certificate in psychoanalysis. It is expected that applicants will have already earned the equivalent of at least 36 credits of post-master's psychoanalytic coursework, including psychopathology, psychoanalytic theory, developmental theory, dreams and symbolic processes, intervention, transference, countertransference, and resistance, as well as case seminars. Suitable applicants will also have significant psychoanalytic experience, will have received extensive psychoanalytic clinical supervision, and will have undergone a training analysis. Applicants will submit a qualifying paper that provides evidence of the critical thinking, writing skills, and psychoanalytic understanding required to conduct doctoral research in psychoanalysis.
The accelerated Psya.D. Program can be completed over a two year period, one day a week-every other week, at our Boston campus (2-3 classes per semester) in addition to the completion of the dissertation. The program requires 37 credits which include 10 credits of research methods course work, 6 credits of case seminar, 11 credits of additional coursework in psychoanalysis and 10 credits of directed research supervision as the student works on the dissertation. BGSP's doctoral faculty will teach this accelerated program.
• Completion of 37 credits of required and elective course work.
• Successful completion of the dissertation and oral defense to the faculty
Catalog for the Accelerated Clinical Doctoral Program