Alumni Association

The Ackerman Institute for the Family trains health-care, human-services, educational and private sector professionals to work with families and communities. One of the oldest such institutes in the United States, Ackerman enjoys a pre-eminent reputation of excellence for training programs and innovations in family therapy techniques.

In order to attend Ackerman Training, students must have a masters or doctorate in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychiatry or clinical psychology. Ackerman alumni have participated in a vigorous training program which includes class room work but more importantly clinical hours with families under the supervision of our well-trained faculty. Many of our alums focus their family therapy training in specialized areas; such as health, relational trauma, developing child, and diversity to name a few.

All graduates of the Ackerman Institute Clinical Externship Program are invited to join the Alumni Association.

Be a member of our community. Benefits include:

  • Patient referrals and inclusion in Find-A-Therapist, the online Alumni directory
  • Full admission to our outstanding alumni lecture series (including a light supper) – Don’t forget: You can earn CEU credits for an additional payment of $20 per lecture.
  • 10% discount for Ackerman workshops and Ackerman special events, i.e. Families Moving Forward annual gala
  • Participation in the Ackerman ListServ

Alumni Newsletters

Read our previous Alumni Newsletters online:

Spring 2017 Newsletter
Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Fall 2016
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Spring 2016
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Fall 2014
Spring 2014 Newsletter
Spring 2014