Moving Families Forward
TrainingOne of most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States.
TherapyWe deliver couple and family therapy services for families of all backgrounds, at all stages of life.
ResearchAckerman's clinical research projects & centers respond to the changing needs of families.
Helping Families Thrive
Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for couple and family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.
Our programming and services continue to operate while the Ackerman offices are closed. Our therapy services have transitioned to teletherapy, and our training programs are now held online. Read Ackerman’s COVID-19 Action Plan.
This 30-week introductory course is for those who wish to learn about family systems theory and technique. This course provides the foundation for more advanced training in family therapy. Learn more…
This 30-week course offers the opportunity for hands-on supervision. Trainees participate as part of a consultation team that evaluates and plans treatment. Learn more…
Trainees take both Foundations of Family Therapy & Live Clinical Supervision the same year. Learn more…
These free webinars for parents and caregivers are designed to help support your child’s mental health. Join us!
- June 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Los seminarios de web para padres y cuidadores de Ackerman son gratuitos y abiertos al público. Este programa será presentado en español. Join us for…
- June 21, 2022
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!
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.
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.
Created in 1992, Ackerman Institute’s Social Work & Diversity Program has trained more than 100 therapists of color. The program is partnered with with the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the NYU Silver School of Social Work and the Columbia School of Social Work.
Graduates of the program are working locally and nationally in community agencies, hospitals and academic institutions.