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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 York City’s capacity for family engagement and acceptance for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary (TGNCNB) youth. GFP is recruiting up to six NYC-based LGBTQ clinicians for the Family Engagement and …

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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 her professional and personal life. At Ackerman she honed her unique approach to family & couples therapy and formed lifelong friendships. Sandy was an extraordinarily talented and humane family & …

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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 trailblazers, many of whom are transgender women of color, who stood up for their rights and for the rights of generations of people to follow. We continue to remain deeply …

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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. In recent weeks members of the Israeli and Palestinian diaspora have been deeply impacted by the conflict in the Middle East. Discrimination based on cultural differences has caused unimaginable human suffering. Our …

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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 with our friends in grief and in solidarity. Racially motivated hateful rhetoric and hate-based crimes of Asians and Asian American Pacific Islanders is a long-standing issue in the U.S. Incidents …

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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 election of Vice President Kamala Harris means that girls and women of all ages and races can see that they have the possibility to reach the upmost levels of leadership …

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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 features innovative workshops, a special retrospective by Dr. Evan Imber-Black, and a keynote presentation by leading play therapist, lecturer, and writer, Dr. Eliana Gil. Join us on April 9, 2021.