Upcoming Navigating Therapeutic Challenges

This lecture is part of the Ackerman Distinguished Family Therapy Lecture Series, designed to contribute to conversations on advancements and opportunities in family therapy training. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Program Description:

This lecture will address therapeutic conundrums and how to navigate such challenges. These include experiencing a parent as overly critical or not supportive; finding you are lacking empathy for one member of a couple; and finding it difficult to move from simple explanations of behavior to more complex descriptions.

Participants are invited to describe their conundrums as a therapist or as a family member.


Marcia Sheinberg, LCSW is Co-Director of Ackerman’s Center for Children and Relational Trauma and maintains an active private practice. She is the former Director of the Ackerman Institute Training Program (1995-2016). She is the founder and Director of the Institute’s Interfamilial Sex Abuse Project and is co-author with Peter Fraenkel of The Relational Trauma of Incest: A Family-Based Approach to Treatment (Guilford, 2000). Sheinberg was also a co-founder of Ackerman’s Gender and Violence Project. An advisory editor for Family Process, Sheinberg has published widely in professional journals on the treatment of chronic illness in the family, the role of gender in relationships, the treatment of obsessional disorders, domestic violence, larger systems, incest, and clinical innovations in couples and family therapy.

She is an internationally recognized therapist and lecturer. In 2004, she was the recipient of the AFTA Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy together with her colleagues Peter Fraenkel and Fiona True. Sheinberg has published several articles including, “Loyalty Dilemmas,” Family Matters (2000); “A Community of Grief,” Psychotherapy Networker (2002); “Treating Family Relational Trauma: A Recursive Process Using a Decision Dialogue,” Family Process (2008); “Thinking and Working Relationally: Interviewing and Constructing Hypotheses to Create Compassionate Understanding,” Family Process (2014); and “Thinking and Doing” The Ackerman Relational Approach: A Training Manual” (2015).


Return to Ackerman Distinguished Family Therapy Lecture Series

  • April 17, 2024
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marcia Sheinberg, LCSW

CE contact hours are not offered for this series.

Location:   Online Event


A link will be emailed to you one day before the event. Online events are held in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Free Ticket

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