This one-month program offers an opportunity to develop specific skills in family therapy through simulation and live-family interviews. Starts June 3.
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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.
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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.
For the Dual Program, 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. Prerequisite: Foundations in Family Therapy and Live Clinical Supervision
The Institute also sponsors several full day workshops each semester. Outstanding teachers from Ackerman and renowned professionals present topics of special interest.
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.
For more information, or to register, contact:
212 879-4900, ext 111
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