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Welcome to BGSP
psychoanalytic training programs, Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis, Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Counseling, Doctoral programs in Psychoanalysis, and programs in psychoanalysis and culture

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been providing psychoanalytic training for 40 years. It is the only regionally accredited, degree granting, independent psychoanalytic graduate school in the country offering Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, and Doctoral programs in Psychoanalysis. It is one of the few such institutes in the world.  BGSP also offers a One–Year Program through its continuing education department. This program is designed to enrich the work of clinical practitioners and professionals who are employed in various disciplines.

As a result of the revolutionary work of BGSP’s founders, access to psychoanalytic study in this country no longer requires prior training in any other profession. BGSP’s doors are open to any capable and motivated post-bachelor’s student who is interested in understanding unconscious forces.  

Open access, combined with a worldwide reputation for excellence in psychoanalytic training, has enabled BGSP to admit and train qualified students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, representing a wide variety of countries and cultures. Since the school’s inception in 1973, BGSP has grown from a small psychoanalytic training institute to a graduate school extending across two campuses: Boston and New York

At BGSP, intellectual learning is integrated with emotional understanding by using the dynamics in the classroom to underscore theoretical concepts.  This emotional learning process is unique to our school and is a key success factor in the development of the therapeutic skills required of an effective psychoanalyst. 

Psychoanalysis helps people give up symptoms and behaviors, which can interfere with their leading meaningful and productive lives. Our vision is to bring psychoanalysis everywhere that people can benefit from it –not just in consulting rooms, but public school classrooms, universities, clinics, private businesses, non-profit agencies, and forums for public policy. We welcome you to join us on our journey towards the betterment of the world.