Clinical Externship in Family Therapy – Day Program


Day Program, First-Year
First class begins:        Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Supervision:                  Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Clinical Seminar I:       Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Additional four treatment hours per week.

Tuition:  $8,175. Full tuition payment or a tuition deposit of $4,087.50 is required to reserve a space in the course. Admission is on a rolling basis. The full balance is due by August 1st.

Continuing Education Credits: 318 per year

The Ackerman Institute is approved by NASW, CT

Program Components:

Clinical Seminar and Supervision
Intensive supervisory groups meet each week throughout the year in small groups to observe treatment sessions directly, to review each extern’s videotapes, and to discuss cases in detail.
The program supports the belief that individual learning is enhanced when one can observe a colleague being supervised. In the Clinical Externship program there is the opportunity to both receive individual supervision and to observe supervision. In this context learning is maximized. Supervision highlights issues in the family and situates these in the larger social-cultural context. The role of the therapist and their development is emphasized.

Treatment Hours
Training in Ackerman’s Mental Health Clinic, externs work with three cases in ongoing family therapy. Externs are expected to complete a minimum of 250 clinical hours during the course of their studies at Ackerman.

Clinical Seminar
First Year: This weekly seminar focuses on Ackerman Relational Approach through didactic presentations, videotape illustrations, role play and discussion. Trainees will learn the Ackerman Institute model and its applicability to their supervision experience.

Who Should Apply
Social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who have completed Foundations of Family Therapy and Live Clinical Supervision courses.

Please call the training department to confirm eligibility before submitting an application. A personal interview will be scheduled after the application, application fee, graduate transcripts and letters of recommendation are received.

DEADLINE FOR COURSE APPLICATION: Operates on a rolling admissions basis

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.