Laurie Kaplan, Billy Benson, Arnie Angerman, Marybeth Jordan, Courtney Stursberg, Tara Starin-Basi, Cassandra Richmond, Yael Schlenger, Evan Imber-Black
The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s 2016 Graduates received their certificates
of completion of the Clinical Externship Program in Family Therapy in an intimate
ceremony held on July 20th at The Ackerman Institute’s new downtown location.
Joined by friends, families, and clinical supporters, this year’s graduates were welcomed
with open arms as the next generation of family therapists in speeches by the Ackerman
Institute’s Lois Braverman, President and CEO, Lisa Lavelle, Director of Training and
Clinical Services, and Extern Supervisors Evan Imber-Black, Marybeth Jordan and
Graduating externs recounted training experiences with their supervisors and offered
words of gratitude and support with one another, their supervisors, and their families in
attendance as they prepared to enter their careers as family and couple therapists with
the knowledge and experience gained through their training at the Ackerman Institute.
The ceremony concluded with the presentation of graduate certificates and was
followed by a celebratory social reception.
Cassandra Richmond, Tara Starin-Basi and Yael Schlenger receive graduation address from Extern Supervisor Evan Imber-Black