Core Curriculum

Our most comprehensive program is the Core Curriculum sequence, involving a progression from the Foundations in Family Therapy course to the Live Clinical Supervision course to the Clinical Externship in Family Therapy program. Students move sequentially through this curriculum. However, some trainees may wish to take the Foundations and/or Live Clinical Supervision courses only. Click on titles below for more details.

Foundations in Family Therapy

An introductory survey course for those who wish to learn about family systems theory and technique. This 30-week course provides the foundation for more advanced training in family therapy.

Live Clinical Supervision

A year-long course offering the opportunity for hands-on supervision. Students participate in treating families from behind a one-way mirror with simultaneous supervision. In addition, trainees participate as part of a consultation team that evaluates and plans treatment.

The Dual Program

(Foundations in Family Therapy & Live Clinical Supervision)
Students may apply to take both Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical the same year.

Clinical Externship in Family Therapy

A rigorous clinical and supervisory experience for trainees interested in attaining broad-based expertise in relational family therapy as it applies to couples and families. We offer a Day Program and an Evening Program.
Prerequisite: Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical Supervision

Summer Clinical Practicum

This one-month program offers an opportunity to develop specific skills in family therapy through lecture, discussion, case studies, and live-family interviews. Students work as co-therapists conducting therapy interviews while also working as part of a clinical consultation team. The program focuses on learning relational interviewing skills and systemic approaches to change.

 

For more information, contact:
Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111
training@ackerman.org