Alumni Association

Ackerman Alumni Association

All graduates of the Ackerman Institute’s Clinical Externship Program are invited to join the Alumni Association.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family trains health-care, human-services, educational and private sector professionals to work with families and communities. One of the oldest such institutes in the United States, Ackerman enjoys a pre-eminent reputation of excellence for training programs and innovations in family therapy techniques.

In order to enroll in Ackerman Training, students must have a masters or doctorate in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychiatry or clinical psychology. Ackerman alumni have participated in a vigorous training program which includes classroom work and clinical hours working with families under the supervision of our well-trained faculty. Many of our alums focus their family therapy training in specialized areas, such as families and health, relational trauma, the developing child, and social justice, to name a few.

Join our alumni community – apply today!

›› Apply for Membership

Alumni Association Benefits:

  • Private practice referrals and inclusion in Find-A-Therapist directory on our website.
  • Full admission to our outstanding alumni lecture series. Alumni can earn CE Contact Hours for an additional payment of $35 per lecture.
  • 10% discount for Ackerman workshops, short courses, and special events, such as our annual conference and the Moving Families Forward Gala.
  • Access to the Ackerman ListServ, an online community for alumni to share referrals, resources, office space availability, publications, and more.

Alumni Newsletters:

Read our previous Alumni Newsletters online:

Spring 2017 Newsletter
Spring 2017
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Fall 2016
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Spring 2016
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Fall 2014
Spring 2014 Newsletter
Spring 2014