This credential enables clinical social workers to be recognized for proficiency in Psychoanalysis. Its practice competences are derived from the position statement, The Practice of Psychoanalysis: A Specialty of Clinical Social Work. It is offered by the American Board of Clinical Social Work (ABCSW), which has set the standards for competency in this specialty and will promote and defend your abilities as a certificant.

The ABCSW markets this certification through social media and other methods. The fee for applying for this certification is $400.

The successful candidate is an expert in psychoanalysis and has the skills and behaviors needed to intervene effectively. Your competence will be examined in terms of your own achievements as well as the opinions of your colleagues.

This credential may be attained online at this website by those who are or become a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and who are also graduates of a psychoanalytic institute. 

Qualifying Criteria for Certification of an Institute Graduate