GFP Family Therapist & Clinical Coordinator for the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project

Position Overview:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Gender & Family Project (GFP) provides affirmative care for families of gender expansive children and transgender youth offering family therapy, gender affirming psychological evaluations, and community support groups with the broader aim of creating acceptance and safety for transgender and non-binary youth.

The GFP Family Therapist & Clinical Coordinator will work directly with parents, caregivers, children, and youth who are seeking services specifically because of their child’s gender expression and identity. The GFP clinician will conduct up to two intakes per week, manage a caseload of about 20 families, and will co-facilitate one monthly support group for caregivers or youth. Through clinic coordination, the GFP clinician will work closely with the GFP Director and will supervise the GFP Program Assistant, to oversee GFP clinical services and maintain and update clinic protocols. The GFP clinician will participate in team meetings, engage in supervision with program director, and will be responsible for all paperwork pertaining to client load.

This is a full time (40h/week) position, and includes 2 evenings per week, competitive salary with health insurance and benefits.

Position Requirements:

  • Licensed mental health provider with training and experience in family therapy.
  • Experienced working in transgender and gender diverse youth services.
  • Must be extremely well-versed in the language of gender diversity and inclusion.

Institutional Background:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Gender & Family Project (GFP) empowers youth, families and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training and research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family. 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 family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.

Through this dynamic interaction of treatment, training and research, Ackerman helps families, serves mental health care professionals and brings innovative perspectives to a broad array of community service agencies and other health care facilities.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to GFP Coordinator of Development & Communications, Jane Rennert at

Applicants must write “GFP Family Therapist Position” in the subject line.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. The Ackerman Institute for the Family is committed to social justice and is an equal opportunity employer.


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