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December Book of the Month | Covering by Kenji Yoshino

Our December Book of the Month is Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Human Rights by Kenji Yoshino. In Covering, the author draws on both his personal experiences as a gay Asian American and expands upon these experiences to examine common ways many individuals downplay aspects of their identities that are based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability to become mainstream.

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The Future of Live Supervision: Marlene F. Watson Speaks with Psychotherapy Networker

Ackerman’s Director of Training, Marlene F. Watson, PhD spoke with Psychotherapy Networker about the future and business of live clinical supervision. In the article, The New Supervision: Are We Meeting the Needs of Today’s Therapists?, Dr. Watson explains that Ackerman’s nonprofit model allows for in-depth therapeutic training that is becoming exceedingly rare in today’s educational climate.

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Read Our 2020-2021 Impact Report

The last 18 months have been like no other in our history. Read about the Ackerman Institute’s impact on families, therapists, and communities. You, our community, our donors, and partners, have helped thousands of children and families through this crisis. Thank you for your continued support of our mission.

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November Book of the Month | Tesoro by Yesika Salgado

Tesoro by Yesika Salgado is Ackerman’s Community Book Club November book of the month. The author, a Salvadorian-American writer, is a two-time National Poetry Slam finalist and the recipient of the 2020 International Latino Book Award in Poetry. A self-described “fat, fly, and brown poet and activist,” Salgado writes about “her family, her culture, her city, and her fat brown body.” Each poem in Tesoro glimpses into the complexity and multidimensionality of forging an identity as a Latina growing up in the stigmatized and racialized US society.

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October Book of the Month | Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson is Ackerman’s Community Book Club October book of the month. This book was chosen because it describes the racial hierarchy in the United States as a caste system—an unseen infrastructure that tightly holds each group in its place.

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Introducing: Ackerman’s Community Book Club

Ackerman’s Community Book Club is a pathway to curiosity. We invite you to read one book each month that explores diversity, equity, and inclusion. The books on our list have been selected with the aim of increasing knowledge, empathy, willingness, and skill to confront xenophobia as therapists, educators, and lifelong learners, in the personal and professional spaces we occupy.

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Athletes and Mental Health

Statement on Athletes and Mental Health

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is standing in solidarity with Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and other athletes who have led by example, taking a …

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Foundations of Family Therapy

Apply Now: Free Clinical Training Opportunity with Ackerman’s Gender & Family Project: Family Engagement and Acceptance Training (FEAT)

The Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project (GFP), The NYC Unity Project, and the Administration for Children Services (ACS) have joined forces to increase New …

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The Sandy Chernick Memorial Scholarship

Sandy Chernick’s friends and family have created this scholarship to honor her memory and to acknowledge the transformative impact of her externship at Ackerman on …

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Pride 2021

The Ackerman Institute for the Family stands with people around the world in marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual Pride. We honor the …

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Statement Against Anti-Semitism

The Ackerman Institute for the Family takes a strong stance against hate and violence. We continue to stand alongside principles of togetherness, compassion, and understanding. …

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In Solidarity with Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander Communities

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is outraged and heartbroken at the increasing hate targeting Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander communities. We stand together …

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