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.

walter-vegaWalter Vega, LCSW, joined the Ackerman Institute’s teaching faculty in 2010. Over the last four years, he has supervised family therapy trainees in both our Live Clinical Supervision course and the Summer Clinical Practicum. Walter also currently serves as the Dean of Admissions at Ackerman. In this role, he oversees the Institute’s recruitment and retention of trainees.
In addition to his work at Ackerman, Walter has been a teacher and trainer for over 15 years. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and is an instructor and academic counselor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for students in the school’s SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program. When he is not teaching, Walter devotes his time to his private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan seeing families, couples, and individuals.

Eligibility: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Date:   Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, June TBA – June TBA, 2018, 12 sessions
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuition: $2,900

For more information, contact:
Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111