The Money Factor and Couples Therapy

Many of the issues we deal with as clinicians touch on the powerful issue of money. Despite the depth of our work with clients, as therapists we almost always shy away from pursuing the thread of financial matters with clarity and purpose. When revealed, this last taboo of therapy tells a compelling story that sheds light on ingrained patterns of interaction and operating premises of couples. Looking at everyday, unaddressed money issues in a new and direct way provides a window to understand relational patterns that can make or break couples. It gives new perspectives on life cycle events like death, divorce and remarriage, and allows for reconfiguring how one both constructively manages and communicates, or destructively act out financial matters. Participants will leave this workshop with tools to pursue financial discussions with couples, and an understanding of your own personal relationship to money. The Ackerman Relational Approach is employed, with specific focus on money, gender and the nature of relationships.

judy-stern-peckJudy Stern Peck, LCSW, has extensive experience as both a family therapist and family business consultant based in New York City. In addition to being a faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for Family, she is the Director of the Money and Family Life Project at the Institute. She is also the author of Money and Meaning: New Ways to Have Conversations About Money with Your Clients – A New Guide for Therapists, Coaches, and Other Professionals.

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
CEUs for NYS: 6
CEUs for NASW – CT: 5


If you would like to mail or fax in your application form, download a printable application here.

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