We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Ackerman Clinical Excellence Award, Christina Dunams, LMSW.
The Clinical Excellence Award was established to honor a graduating extern whose clinical achievement goes above and beyond the standard. Christina is very worthy of this award as the inaugural recipient. She has earned the respect and admiration that the award symbolizes.
Christina is a staunchly committed and tenacious extern. The standard for the Clinical Externship is 250 client contact hours. As of May 2022, Christina had obtained 381 hours and is still counting. Christina who is Deaf has demonstrated how effectively a Deaf family therapist can work with hearing families. Christina is poised to advance the field of family therapy and pave the way for more Deaf family therapists. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of Deaf family therapists and hearing families, which will be a major contribution to the field of family therapy.
We, the Ackerman community, can take pride in Christina’s outstanding accomplishment and in our foremost family therapy training. Please join us in congratulating Christina!