Foundations in Family Therapy
Family therapy has developed many effective and innovative ways to work with families, couples and individuals. The Ackerman Relational Approach incorporates exciting new ideas and practices. Trainees will also learn the history of the field of family therapy, as critiqued through a postmodern lens, with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Course participants learn about the development of systemic thinking, and how it informs interviewing, hypothesizing, and clinical interventions. There is a focus throughout the course on the interplay between the interior life of individual family members; the relational interactions of the family; and the influences of the larger social context. Recently, there has been a commitment to emphasize the impact of race, racism, gender identity and sexual orientation on families and family therapy.
The course includes didactic presentations, discussions of reading materials, case presentations, experiential exercises as well as observation and discussion of videotaped therapy sessions conducted by experienced family therapists. Trainees learn theory and clinical concepts. They will also work on expanding their own identity development in respect to social contexts of power and privilege and integrate these elements into their current clinical work.
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Who should apply: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists.
Date & Time: 30 classes, Mondays, beginning September 11, 2017 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuition: $3,350. Full tuition payment or a tuition deposit of $1,675 is required to reserve a space in the course. Payment is due no later than July 17. The full balance is due by August 1st.
CEUs for NYS: 90
Ackerman Institute for the Family is an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State.
Submit your application:
Mail: Ackerman Institute for the Family
Attn: Training Department
936 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
DEADLINE FOR COURSE APPLICATION: Operates on a rolling admissions basis
If you would like to apply for financial aid, download a printable application below.
For more information, contact:
212 879-4900, ext 111