Training Overview



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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Online trainings led by family therapy
professionals 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
212 879-4900, ext 111


Upcoming Workshops, Webinars, and Short Courses

  • Helping Couples Navigate Illness and Disability

    In this workshop, John Rolland’s Family Systems-Illness model will provide a guiding framework for participants to help couples navigate the changing landscape in the experience of illness over time.

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  • Addressing Collective Trauma and Moral Injury in Clinical and Community Settings

    This workshop will demonstrate useful clinical and community-engaged approaches based on a resilience framework. Videotapes, expressive art exercises, and case studies will be used to illustrate how this approach is widely applicable to families of various classes and cultures.

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  • The Use of Family Play Therapy in Assessment and Treatment

    This workshop will discuss how family and play therapy approaches can be easily integrated as effective assessment and treatment strategies. Specifically, play has the potential to create a shift in perspective, elicit positive interactions, and relieve stress and animosity.

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  • Alumni Lecture | Rituals: Celebrating, Healing and Changing Our Lives and Our Relationships

    In this evening lecture, Evan Imber-Black will provide a ritual framework for family and community life, highlighting concepts with illustrations from both clinical and non-clinical situations involving common dilemmas and challenges.

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  • Solving the Energy Crisis One Transformation at a Time: AEDP Systematically Puts Positive Neuroplasticity in Moment-to-Moment Clinical Action

    In this workshop, Dr. Diana Fosha will introduce the Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy therapy model (AEPD). This therapy model assumes a healthy core within all people and emphasizes the importance of experiential work with attachment, emotion, and transformation.

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  • Breaking the Silence: Exploring White Racial Identity with Ourselves and Our Clients

    This workshop aims to challenge the invisibility of whiteness both in the lives of white professionals and in the therapy room with white clients. Through experiential exercises and case presentations, we will unearth internalized racial beliefs and the role of racial privilege in shaping those beliefs.

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  • The Heart of Couple Therapy: Key Principles for Enabling Couples to Change

    This workshop will focus on a variety of methods therapists can use to help couples reconnect and break out of patterns that have lead to a frayed relationship. Topics covered will include how to motivate couples to make the changes that will get them “unstuck,” how to convert complaints to longings, and how to help couples expand their sense of what is possible.

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