The Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee, a committee that advises the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, certifies individuals who are qualified to hold themselves out to the public as state-certified psychoanalysts. Psychoanalysis is a therapeutic service based on an understanding of the unconscious and how unconscious processes affect the human mind as a whole, including actions, thoughts, perceptions and emotions.
The purpose of the Committee is:
- to regulate the practice of state-certified psychoanalysts; and
- to take action against the unprofessional, improper, unauthorized or unqualified practice of state-certified psychoanalysts and guard against unprofessional conduct by the state certified individuals who practice.