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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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Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This year we celebrate the first Black and South Asian woman to become Vice President of the United States. The …

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Announcing Ackerman’s 60th Anniversary Conference: Play & Creativity in Family Therapy

We are pleased to announce the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s 60th Anniversary Conference: Play & Creativity in Family Therapy. This full day professional symposium …

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In Memory of Arthur Maslow

Dear Ackerman Community, It is with great sorrow that I share the peaceful passing of our distinguished member of the Board of Directors, Arthur Maslow, on …

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Black Family: Representation, Identity & Diversity | Black History Month 2021

The Ackerman Institute for the Family celebrates Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. We commit to keeping the beauty in the …

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