The Ackerman Institute will receive a portion of the proceeds of every book you buy from the titles below.

Family Matters: A Guide to Parenting

Ackerman Institute for the Family Faculty
Ackerman Institute (2000)
A collection of essays (by Ackerman Faculty), which originally appeared in PARENTGUIDE, August 1996–August 2000.

Working with Families of the Poor, Second Edition (The Guilford Family Therapy Series)

Patricia Minuchin, Jorge Colapinto, Salvador Minuchin
Guilford (1998)
Presents a clear and practical approach to working with underprivileged families.

Couple Therapy for Infertility

Ronny Diamond, David Kezur, Mimi Meyers, Constance Sharf, Margot Weinshel
Guilford (1999)
Describes a unique therapeutic approach developed to treat couples confronting the painful challenge of infertility.

Families and Larger Systems: A Family Therapist’s Guide Through the Labyrinth (The Guilford Family Therapy Series)

Evan Imber-Black
Guilford (1998)
Model for dealing with families and larger systems who have become embroiled with one another, and methods for working with families who must engage with larger systems across significant portions of their life cycle.

Rituals for Our Times: Celebrating, Healing, and Changing Our Lives and Our Relationships (The Master Work Series)

Evan Imber-Black
Harper Collins (1992)
Learn to tap the power of rituals to mark transitions, express important values, heal the past, and deepen relationships.

Secrets in Families and Family Therapy

Evan Imber-Black
WW Norton (1993)
Text for therapists on the impact of secrets in the therapeutic process.

The Secret Life of Families: Making Decisions About Secrets

Evan Imber-Black
Bantam (1998)
Describes how to maintain a balance between candor and caution to ensure that secrets remain a creative rather than a destructive force in our lives.

Couples on the Fault Line: New Directions for Therapists

Peggy Papp, Editor
Guilford (2000)
Presents a range of approaches to helping couples reconsider and re-order their life priorities.

The Process of Change (The Guilford Family Therapy Series)

Peggy Papp
Guilford (1994)
A guide for students and practitioners interested in exploring paradoxical and strategic interventions from a systems perspective.

The Invisible Web: Gender Patterns in Family Relationships

Marianne Walters, Betty Carter, Peggy Papp, Olga Silverstein
Guilford (1991)
Investigates the family from a feminist perspective.

Money and Meaning

Judith Stern Peck
John Wiley (2007)
Explores new ways for therapists, coaches and other professionals to have conversations about money with their clients.

Wealthy and Wise: Secrets About Money

Heidi L. Steiger, Neuberger Berman, Editors
(Chapter by Judith Stern Peck)
Wiley (2002)
Provides rare insight into the techniques that wealthy people use to build and protect their wealth, so that they can enjoy life to its fullest.

Milan Systemic Family Therapy: Conversations In Theory And Practice

Luigi Boscolo, Gianfranco Cecchin, Lynn Hoffman, Peggy Penn
Basic Books (1987)
Transcripts of actual cases, accompanied by case introductions and interviews of Boscolo and Cecchin.

The Relational Trauma of Incest: A Family-Based Approach to Treatment

Marcia Sheinberg, Peter Fraenkel
Guilford (2000)
Presents a groundbreaking understanding of incest and an innovative, family-based approach to treatment.

The Courage to Raise Good Men

Olga Silverstein, Beth Rashbaum
Penguin (1995)
Questions our traditional notions of manhood and calls for mothers and fathers alike to refuse to sanction the emotional shutdown we traditionally demand of boys, enabling sons to grow up not only strong men but whole people.

The Alcoholic Family

Peter Steinglass with Linda A. Bennett, Steven J. Wolin, David Reiss
Perseus (1993)
Paints a radical new picture of alcoholism, offering powerful evidence that most chronic alcoholics live out their lives in intact, relatively quiet family environments.

Child-Friendly Therapy: Biopsychosocial Innovations for Children and Families (Norton Professional Books)

Marcia B. Stern
WW Norton (2008)
Presents a playful and creative family-centered treatment for today’s kids.

In the Midst of Winter: Counseling Families, Couples, and Individuals with AIDS Infection

Gillian Walker
WW Norton (1995)
Chronicles the brave struggle of families, couples, and individuals caught in that storm and speaks to their strengths even in the bleakest of circumstances.

Surviving an Eating Disorder: New Perspectives and Strategies for Family and Friends

Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman, Margot Weinshel
Harper Collins (1988, 1997)
Offers effective solutions and support for family and friends of those with eating disorders.