Training Overview

Workshops [Online]

Expert therapists lead family therapy
workshops on a wide range of topics.
CE Contact Hours available.
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Core Courses

Ackerman offers post-graduate
courses in family systems theory
and technique.
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Short Courses

Brief intensives on specialized
family therapy topics.
CE Contact Hours available.
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Community Training

We are committed to bringing family
therapy theory and skills to workers
and therapists in the community.
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Social Work & Diversity Program

Ackerman’s internship
program for graduate social work
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International Training

The International Training Program
provides expert training in family
therapy to partners in several countries.
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Webinars [Archived]

Pre-recorded webinars
created in partnership with FPI.
CE Contact Hours available
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Frequently asked questions
about tuition, financial aid, refunds,
and more.

For More Information, Contact:
Ackerman Institute Training Department
936 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010

Upcoming Workshops

  • From Avoidance to Involvement: Talking about Sexual Issues in Couples Therapy [Online]

    This online workshop will explore these concerns and will address clinicians’ discomforts, biases and anxieties regarding sexual matters to help create a safe environment in which our clients can share and explore aspects of themselves that often feel shameful and lonely.

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  • Relational Intelligence and Play in Couple Therapy: Grappling with Dominance-Based Masculinity [Online]

    In this online workshop, participants will learn how to counter dominance-based practices in couple therapy with relational intelligence and play.

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  • Family Therapy with High Risk Adolescents [Online]

    In this workshop, we will review specific techniques for working with both the dynamics that develop as worry and alarm about an adolescent’s behavior takes over the relationships in a family, and also the dynamics that may be underlying the crisis – and all this while at the same time seeking resolution of the crisis behavior.

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  • The Residual Effects of Slavery: Clinical Implications for Training and Practice [Online]

    This workshop will conceptualize the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, as a historical trauma, and explore its clinical implications.

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  • Ackerman 60th Anniversary Conference: Play and Creativity in Family Therapy [Online]

    Celebrate with us at this full day professional symposium featuring innovative workshops, a special retrospective by Dr. Evan Imber-Black, and a keynote presentation by Dr. Eliana Gil.

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  • Connecting with Clients across Cultural Differences [Online]

    In this workshop, participants will learn about common difficulties faced by therapists when establishing therapeutic relationships with clients from whom they differ, as well as strategies to overcome these challenges and establish strong therapeutic relationships.

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  • Healing the Healer: Compassion and the Therapist’s Way of Embracing Grief [Online]

    Join us for this 3-hour experiential workshop to explore mind-body practices informed by contemplative psychotherapy and Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT) to work with grief in its many forms.

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