Moving Families Forward
TrainingOne of most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States.
TherapyWe deliver couple and family therapy services for families of all backgrounds, at all stages of life.
ResearchAckerman's clinical research projects & centers respond to the changing needs of families.
Helping Families Thrive
Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for couple and family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.
Our programming and services continue to operate while the Ackerman offices are closed. Our therapy services have transitioned to teletherapy, and our training programs are now held online. Read Ackerman’s COVID-19 Action Plan.
This 30-week introductory course is for those who wish to learn about family systems theory and technique. This course provides the foundation for more advanced training in family therapy. Learn more…
This 30-week course offers the opportunity for hands-on supervision. Trainees participate as part of a consultation team that evaluates and plans treatment. Learn more…
Please join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022, for the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Moving Families Forward Gala. Together, we will celebrate our critical work helping families in need and training clinicians in family therapy.
Apply Now: Free Clinical Training with Ackerman’s Gender & Family Project: Family Engagement and Acceptance Training (FEAT)
The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project (GFP), The NYC Unity Project, and the Administration for Children Services (ACS) have joined forces to increase New …
We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Ackerman Clinical Excellence Award, Christina Dunams, LMSW, for her clinical excellence far beyond the standard.
Created in 1992, Ackerman Institute’s Social Work & Diversity Program has trained more than 100 therapists of color. The program is partnered with with the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the NYU Silver School of Social Work and the Columbia School of Social Work.
Graduates of the program are working locally and nationally in community agencies, hospitals and academic institutions.