Overview

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 for more details.

Foundations in Family Therapy

This is an introductory course for those who wish to learn about the Ackerman Relational Approach to family therapy. This 30-week course provides a historical overview of the development of family therapy as a basis for contemporary practice. This course is a requisite for more advanced training at the Institute.

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

For the Dual Program, trainees may apply to take both Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical in 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. Prerequisite: Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical Supervision

Workshops

The Institute also sponsors several full day workshops each semester. Outstanding teachers from Ackerman and renowned professionals present topics of special interest.

Short Courses

 The Institute also sponsors several full day workshops each semester. Outstanding teachers from Ackerman and renowned professionals present topics of special interest.

EFT Courses

The Institute provides courses on Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) throughout the year, including a 4-day externship with Sue Johnson, EdD.

Divorce and Family Mediation Courses

Continuing Ackerman’s innovative program in partnership with the New York Mediation Group, this program offers opportunities for basic and advanced training in divorce mediation. The faculty includes two law school professors and a senior Ackerman therapist, all of whom are practicing divorce mediators. The program uses the format of the Institute’s clinical programs.

Summer Clinical Practicum

The summer practicum is ideal for those who live too far away to participate on a weekly basis, or for those who want an intensive, month-long, hands-on experience working with families with direct supervision. This brief, intensive training experience makes use of the Institute’s clinic families and teaching faculty in a small group format.

Webinars

For the first time, the Ackerman Institute will be offering a webinar series in partnership with Family Process Institute. This six-part series will be interactive, with a live presenter and a Q&A session.

The Ackerman Institute has moved! We are now located at:

936 Broadway (between 21st and 22nd Streets)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010

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

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