Mission

The mission of the New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is to provide an educational path that allows students to focus on a psychoanalytic course of study and prepares students for psychoanalytic training.  

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 Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
E-Mail: info@neche.org