Sippio Small, LCSW-R

Co-Director, Social Work and Diversity Program

Sippio M Small,LCSW-R, Sippio M. Small, LCSW-R, is Co-Director of the Ackerman Institute’s Social Work and Diversity Program. He and his colleagues Laurie Kaplan and the late Ruth Mohr created the program in 1992. Mr. Small’s affiliation with the Ackerman Institute began in 1989. He has been a live clinical and externship supervisor and a member of the following projects: AIDS/HIV, Making Families Safe for Children, Substance Abuse and Community Training.

Mr. Small is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of post-master’s experience in working with children, adolescent, adults and elderly in a variety of community-based mental health and educational settings, residential and out patient drug treatment programs, diagnostic and residential treatment programs and preventive service agencies. He is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work with a post graduate certification in family therapy from their post masters program in advanced clinical social work. Mr. Small was a family therapy instructor/clinical supervisor for Hunter’s post masters program. He has extensive experience in clinical supervision, program planning and administration, staff development, organizing and facilitating multifamily groups and direct practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

He has presented on the following topics: Parenting, substance abuse, HIV/ AIDS, incest, working with children and parents of color in public and private schools, grandparents as primary care providers, and family therapy training for graduate and post-graduate students of color. Ms. Kaplan and Mr. Small have published an article entitled “Multi-Racial Recruitment in the Field of Family Therapy: An Innovative Training Program for People of Color,” Family Process (2005). Mr. Small maintains an active private practice working with individuals, couples, families and provides supervision and consultation on a variety of clinical issues.


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