A new docuseries brings the expertise of Ackerman faculty to a national audience. Faculty members Lois Braverman, Keren Ludwig, Jean Malpas, Fiona True, and Faculty Emeritus, Virginia Goldner consulted on the production of Showtime’s Couples Therapy, which brings viewers into the experience of authentic couples therapy sessions.
The Ackerman Institute for the Family celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of those who have a connection to Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Spain.
We honor the contributions these communities have made towards social justice throughout the United States and the world over.
The Institute values the tireless contributions the Latinx family therapy community continues to make in the current sociopolitical climate of anti-immigration. Our communities are stronger because of their strength, commitment to our communities and a shared vision of justice.
Image: Detail of “Mis madres”
Print by Ester Hernandez, 1986.
Library of Congress
Ackerman’s upcoming Moving Families Forward gala is featured on Broadway World. The piece highlights the vast accomplishments our 2019 honorees and presenters, and the gala’s theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new faculty members and teaching fellows for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:
The Ackerman Institute for the Family is heartbroken over the mass shootings that took place in El Paso Texas, Dayton Ohio, and Gilroy California over the past several days. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and all those impacted by these senseless acts of bigotry. We condemn in the strongest terms white supremacist ideology, xenophobia, and gun violence.
Committed to social justice, we stand in solidarity with the Latinx community, and with immigrant communities at the Institute and the world over. As therapists, we are ready to offer care and support to those in grief and distress over this tragedy.
Congratulations to the Ackerman Institute for the Family Class of 2019! This year we celebrate the accomplishments of 14 talented graduates who have completed their training in our clinical externship program.
Joined by supervisors, family, and friends, the externs received certificates of completion at a ceremony held at the Ackerman Institute on July 17, 2019.
We are honored to recognize the outstanding work of this year’s graduates:
Robert Abbot, Alison Baker, Lisa Berey, Edgar Galvis, Ana Guerrero, Kalli Kofinas, Ariana Kropsky, Sarah McCaslin, Allison Nelson, Ali Kander Rudolph, Arianna Schindle, Melissa Thoen, Eloise True, Kedelyn Urbaniak
View more photos from the event in our photo gallery
After 40 years of service at the Ackerman Institute, our dear Erlyne Evans will retire from her post as Front Desk Receptionist in June 2019. Erlyne has been a fixture of the Ackerman community since she started with us in the 1970s at our former 78th street townhouse location.
Over the years, she has welcomed countless families through the doors of our clinic, and has been a loving, integral part of our team. Erlyne has witnessed us grow personally and professionally, and has generously supported so many of us with humor and wisdom. She will be dearly missed.
We are grateful for Erlyne’s decades of commitment to the Ackerman Institute, and wish her health, happiness, and joy in her retirement years.
We are thrilled to announce that Gap has launched a nationwide media campaign in partnership with Gender & Family Project Advisory Council member, Jodie Patterson. Jodie and her chosen family are featured alongside GFP Director, Jean Malpas in a creative campaign centered on gender diversity and family acceptance. The 2019 partnership comes ahead of the 50-year mark of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the movement for LGBTQIA+ equality.