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

  • Infidelity and Its Discontents: The Sex Esteem Model in Clinical Practice with Individuals and Couples

    This workshop will offer critical areas of inquiry couple therapists should have in their toolkit whether working with individuals or couples at various stages of infidelity.

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  • Treating Trauma and Attachment Issues with Children and Parents Using Theraplay

    This workshop will present the Theraplay model as an effective treatment for trauma and attachment issues with children and parents.

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  • Multi-Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy

    In this workshop, participants will discuss how to identify and respond to ethnic themes in the playroom, and how to initiate conversations about ethnic differences when the situation presents itself — examples of how transference and counter-transference from a personal perspective will be shared.

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  • Healing Intergenerational Wounds: A Relational-Neurobiological Approach to Transform Family Relationships

    In this workshop, Dr. Fishbane will explore ways to facilitate healing and dialogue in distressed relationships between adults and their families of origin, especially parents.

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  • Working With Multiracial Couples: What Does Race Gotta Do With It?

    As therapists committed to socially just practices, it is imperative to identify how racially charged dynamics show themselves and impact the day to day life of an interracial couple and build capacity to facilitate healing conversations. The presenters will use a video recording of a couple therapy session to demonstrate these ideas.

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  • Mindful Parenting

    In this five hour workshop, participants will explore how their own reactions as professionals are informed by their cultural and family beliefs, their early experiences, and their desires and fears for parents and children.

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  • Sex Therapy with Erotically Marginalized Clients: Nine Principles of Clinical Support

    This workshop offers a day-long multimedia presentation with both small and larger group case consultation opportunities. There is an exploration of countertransferential clinical positions in working with erotically marginalized clients, and a critical investigation of how to best support clients who inhabit multiple intersecting identities of oppression.

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