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Who We Are

The Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education, Inc. (ACPEinc) is an autonomous accreditation agency established in 2001 as a Delaware (USA) not-for-profit corporation to foster excellence in psychoanalytic education. It develops clear, consistent and transparent Standards for Psychoanalytic Education that can be widely implemented in the diverse community of psychoanalysts. Its accreditation process works to assure that training institutions implement these Standards in their education and training of practitioners of psychoanalysis. It aims to protect the public by identifying psychoanalytic training programs that meet these Standards.

What We Do

The ACPEinc accredits psychoanalytic education institutions. It assesses how well each psychanalytic institute or training program implements the Standards of Psychoanalytic Education in light of its distinctive theory and training tradition. External accreditation of an institute or training program provides parity with colleagues in other academic and health care disciplines. It supports common educational standards and guidelines; and it encourages conversation among diverse schools, and cooperative scientific investigation.