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Cathy Park Hong

May Book of the Month | Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for May is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.

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Nnedi Okorafor by Colleen Durkin

April Book of the Month | Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Our April selection for Ackerman’s Community Book Club is Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. This novella explores themes of cross-contextual identity, and many others.

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Evan Imber-Black and Lascelles Black in 2018

In Loving Memory of Lascelles W. Black

It is with deep sadness that we let our community know of the death of Lascelles W. Black. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Allees Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

March Book of the Month |  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

This book was chosen to take us on a journey of gaining a broader perspective of the impact of slavery and the harsh reality of the lives of enslaved people and their descendants in a way that reminds us that this is not something that we are so far removed from. It gives us the opportunity to learn the ways in which slavery is often misremembered and watered down so we can remember and connect with those who suffered and still suffer today.

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Lois Mailou Jones - Mere du Senegal 1985

Celebrating Black History Month

The Ackerman Institute celebrates Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness. We commit to keeping the mental health and wellness of …

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February Book of the Month | Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for February is Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. adrienne is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, author of both fiction and non fiction books, a podcast creator, a doula, activist, and Black feminist rooted in Detroit.

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Admissions Season is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our Core Curriculum in Family Therapy. Interested in learning more? Join us for an upcoming admissions event. These informational programs are free to attend, and open to anyone interested in a career as a couple & family therapist. We look forward to seeing you there!

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January Book of the Month | My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Our January Book of the Month is My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem.

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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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In Memory of Peggy Papp

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Peggy Papp, a deeply loved, and well-respected therapist who has been at the very heart of the Ackerman Institute for the Family for many years. Please join us in reflecting on this piece by Evan Imber-Black, written in memory of Peggy’s life and legacy.

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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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