Training

The Ackerman Institute is a major force in the field of family therapy, providing innovative clinical services, state-of-the-art training programs, cutting-edge research initiatives and professional leadership.

Training

The Ackerman Institute is a major force in the field of family therapy, providing innovative clinical services, state-of-the-art training programs, cutting-edge research initiatives and professional leadership.

Foundations of Family Therapy

Core Curriculum

Our most comprehensive family therapy training program is the Core Curriculum sequence, involving a progression from the Foundations of Family Therapy course to the Live Clinical Supervision, to the Clinical Externship in Family Therapy.

Ackerman Institute Community Training

Community Training

Workshops, short courses, and events designed to support mental health professionals and families in the communities we serve.

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Ackerman Distinguished Family Therapy Lecture Series

Free, online lectures designed to contribute to conversations on advances and opportunities in family therapy training.

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Social Work & Diversity Program

Created in 1992, Ackerman Institute’s Social Work & Diversity Program has trained more than 100 therapists of color.

Alumni

Ackerman Alumni

Alumni of the Ackerman Institute’s Clinical Externship Program apply their professional skills and compassionate reach to individuals, families, and communities every day.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Important dates for trainees at the Ackerman Institute.

General Information

Due to COVID-19 safety, all trainings are will be held online until further notice.

On-site location:

Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010

Financial Policies

Visit our Core Curriculum Financial Policy page.

Refund Policy for Ackerman Courses:

Ackerman Institute Core Curriculum trainings are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Full refunds are issued only if a training is canceled by the Ackerman Institute. For partial refund of an Ackerman course, registrants must withdraw at least 20 business days in advance of the training start date. Trainings under this policy include, but not are not limited to: Core Courses, Short Courses, Workshops, and EFT Training.

Contact Us

Admissions Department:
admissions@ackerman.org

Training Department:
training@ackerman.org

Continuing Education

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0049.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0052.

Questions about Ackerman Workshops?

Visit our Workshop FAQ page HERE.

About Our Tuition Fees

The Ackerman Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donors and earned revenue to work toward our mission. The full expense of training an Ackerman therapist is subsidized by the generosity of our donors. Your tuition fees cover only a small portion of this expense. We thank you for investing in your professional future and for supporting the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Training Program Diversity Statement

The training program is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for trainees, faculty, supervisors, and the clients we serve. 

We strongly believe that such an environment promotes trust and strengthens our ability to live and work in a diverse society. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to the educational and clinical experiences in the program. Acts of discrimination, harassment, and bias in any form are unacceptable. Disagreements, rigorous debate, and different points of view should be conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect. We acknowledge historical and current injustices, particularly systemic racism, in society at large, and seek to address them honestly and compassionately in our education and training. We unequivocally affirm the human dignity of everyone regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender, gender identity/expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, age, ability, citizenship status, or any other social identity/location.