The Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project hosted its 4th annual Night of a Thousand Genders celebration this April, with over 300 guests in attendance at City Winery. This year, this sold-out event raised awareness and critical funds that support gender expansive youth and their families with a lively celebration marked by high-energy performances, and celebrity appearances.
Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project is featured in Vogue with coverage of Night of a Thousand Genders 2017. View the slideshow and writeup of GFP’s annual fundraising celebration on vogue.com.
The Ackerman Institute for the Family opened its doors to prospective trainees this March at the 2017 Spring Open House, where mental health professionals were offered a unique opportunity to learn about the Institute’s continuing education courses and post-graduate training program in family therapy.
Jean Malpas, Director of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project is featured in National Geographic’s feature-length documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. Learn more about the documentary and watch a preview HERE.
Renound family therapist Rhea V. Almeida, MS, PhD joined the Ackerman Alumni Association lecture series last week to present Critical Consciousness as a Foundational Structure for Healing Practices. Dr. Almeida’s rich presentation explored ways in which personal dynamics are intrinsically embedded within social, economic, and political contexts, as she illustrated through videotaped case presentations and experiential interaction with lecture attendees. Ackerman faculty member, David Kezur, LCSW opened the evening with introductory words about Dr. Almeida’s impressive history as a family therapist, trainer, founder, and author. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to host Dr. Almeida for this powerful and enlightening evening!
Open to Ackerman Alumni and guests, this evening lecture series provides an opportunity for alumni to earn CEUs while strengthening their relationships a community of family therapists. Learn more about the Ackerman Alumni Association.
Join us on Friday, March 10th for our next lecture organized by the Ackerman Alumni Association, Kink and Nonmonogamy in Couples, presented by Margaret Nichols, PhD.