Family-Centered Treatment Short Course: A Clinical Model for Working with Parents and Children with Special Needs

Parents who have children with developmental, learning and behavioral challenges experience cumulative stress and the need to make meaning and cope with the impact of their child’s disability on family life and family relationships. Using a relational-systemic lens, the Resilient Families:  Children with Special Needs project faculty will discuss family-centered interventions that can promote child,  parent and family resilience.  Teaching methods include videotape, live family therapy sessions and participant case consultation to illustrate the challenges, principles and practices working with families who have children with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder and other developmental disabilities.  Enrollment is limited to professionals with some clinical experience.

judy_grossmanJudy Grossman, DrPH, OTR,
is the Director of the Resilient Families: Children with Special Needs Project and Associate Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family at the Ackerman Institute; previous academic appointments include NYU, Columbia, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Yale School of Medicine; health and education consultant; published and presented nationally in the areas of prevention, family resilience, parenting, early intervention and special education, program development and evaluation. Project Faculty: Judi Aronowitz, RN, LCSW; Sara Goldsmith, NCSP; Elissa Kirtzman, LCSW; and Tracy Ross, LCSW.

Date:  Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tuition: $600
CEUs for NYS: 14
CEUs for NASW – CT: 12

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Tuition $600.00 (USD)  



The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111
training@ackerman.org