Jennifer Murayama, LCSW is a member of the teaching faculty at The Ackerman Institute for the Family. A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jennifer has over 16 years of direct practice experience working with children and families within community-based agencies and schools in NYC.
Jennifer has completed several years of post-graduate training at The Minuchin Center for the Family and is an alumna of Ackerman’s externship program. She has nearly a decade of experience as a supervisor and a program administrator for child abuse prevention programs in some of the neighborhoods with the highest rates of child maltreatment in New York City. The bulk of her career has focused on training and supporting agency staff to go against the grain- to apply a relational and systemic lens to their work in service contexts that treat problems individually- child welfare, education, mental health, etc. She is very passionate about creating learning and working spaces that foster a sense of community and generosity, embrace authenticity and vulnerability, and nurture supported self-care and grace between its members.