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

  • Money and Meaning: An Exploration of One’s Money and Class Identity

    This workshop will help therapists explore the beliefs we hold and the premises we have internalized around when and how we speak about money and how it relates to social standing, class and internalized feelings of superiority and inferiority.

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  • Family Therapy with Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness

    Using cases and research from evidence-based and systemic-relational therapies, this workshop will demonstrate how therapists can help family members regain a sense of control, connection, and calm in the face of an emerging mental illness.

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  • Once More With Feeling: The EFT Model and Couples Therapy

    This Alumni Lecture will provide a frame to both understand and shift the recurring patterns that erode love and connection in many distressed couples.

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  • Healing the Healer: The Restorative Power of Mindfulness, Compassion, and Therapist’s Use-of-Self

    This workshop integrates the spirit of these two passages to create a day-long experiential and reflective healing space for therapists working within cultural contexts rife with personal and collective traumas of systemic oppression and colonization in the United States.

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  • Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice in Couple Therapy

    This workshop will provide expansive models of sexual response, how to conduct a therapeutic sexual history, and co-creating expansive therapeutic frames that include new approaches to standard sex therapy techniques.

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  • Grief and Adaptation to Loss

    This one-day workshop is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding grief, adaptation to loss, and impediments to adaptation.

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