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, Webinars, and Short Courses

  • Family Therapy with Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness [Online]

    Using cases and research from evidenced-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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  • Adolescents and Substance Use: A Relational Context for Change [Online]

    In this workshop, we will provide attendees with a meaningful understanding of a relational treatment approach, including specific techniques to engage adolescents and family members in family therapy.

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  • Psychotherapy as Multicultural Encounter: A Framework for Culturally Attuned and Socially Just Practices [Online]

    This online workshop focuses on the urgent need to address under resourced and underserved families with strength- based frames of cultural diversity and social and racial equity.

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  • 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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