Workshops

Fall 2017 Workshops

   New!  The Ackerman Institute for the Family is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0049.

•   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.

•  The Ackerman Institute for the Family has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.


Introduction to Family Therapy
Friday, October 27, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Julia Chan, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Secrets in Families and Family Therapy
Friday, November 3, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Evan Imber-Black, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Increasing Family Engagement in Your School
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Arlean Wells, Ph.D.
5 CE Contact Hours

Playing For Keeps: Engaging the Power of Play in Couple Therapy
Friday, November 10, 2017 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saliha Bava, PhD, LMFT
5 CE Contact Hours

Mindful Parenting
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sabina Fila, LCSW
3.5 CE Contact Hours

Systemic Sex Therapy For Assessment and Interventions on Couples Therapy
Friday, November 17, 2017 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sari Cooper, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Understanding and Addressing Children’s Challenging Behaviors
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Zina Rutkin, Ph.D.
5 CE Contact Hours

Strategies and Interventions for Working with Families and Children with Special Needs: A Clinical Model
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR
5 CE Contact Hours

Digging Deeper: Working with Unfinished Business in Individuals, Couples and Families
Friday, December 1, 2017
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Judith P. Siegel, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

From Foster Care Placement Through Adoption: Attachment Bonds, Loyalty Binds, and Questions of Identity
Friday, December 8, 2017 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Andrea Blumenthal, LCSW and Catherine Lewis, LCSW, MS
5 CE Contact Hours

Helping Adolescents and Young Adults with ADHD
Friday, December 15, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Timothy L. Verduin, PhD.
5 CE Contact Hours

Clinical Interventions for Children Presenting with Behavioral Challenges
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Zina Rutkin, Ph.D.
5 CE Contact Hours


Spring 2018 Workshops

Systemic-Motivational Family Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
Friday, January 5, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peter Steinglass, MD
5 CE Contact Hours

The Money Factor and Couple Therapy
Friday, January 12, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Judy Stern Peck, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Dímelo en Español: Collaborative Therapeutic Conversations with Latino Immigrant Families
Friday, January 19, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Silvia B. Espinal, LCSW, and Genoveva Garcia, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

“Why is this Happening to My Child?” Family Therapy with Young Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI)
Friday, January 26, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mary Kim Brewster, PhD and Lois Braverman, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice in Couples Therapy
Friday, February 2, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Working with Asian American Families
Friday, February 9, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kiran Shahreen Kaur Arora, PhD and Tazuko Shibusawa, MSW, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

A Sociocultural Approach for the Understanding and Treatment of Young Latinas Experiencing Self-Harming Behavior
Friday, March 16, 2018
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gloria Lopez-Henriquez, DSW, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours


•     All workshops are held at the Ackerman Institute, 936 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010 and workshops take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

•     Workshop space is limited, and registration is accepted on a pre-paid, first-come, first-served basis. Registrations are confirmed by e-mail. You will be considered registered only if the full tuition accompanies your registration.

•     Cancellation/Refund Policy
Should a participant need to cancel, there are two options for a refund:

  • Option 1: Tuition will be refunded, minus a 20% administrative fee.
  • Option 2: A credit for a future workshop will be issued and expires within one year of the date issued. If such credit is not used within that year, tuition is forfeited. 

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