Core Course Application Form

Applications are open and are being accepted on a rolling basis. Courses begin September, 2022.

Application Instructions:

Fill out the fields below. All candidates are required to upload supporting documents as required by their program.

Do not close this window until you are finished, as your application may not be saved.

What You Need to Apply:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of graduate degree or transcript as proof of degree pending.
  • Resume
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Personal Statement – Answer the Following:
    Submissions may be a maximum length of two typed pages, uploaded as a single PDF or Word document.
    1.  Please describe your interest (new or ongoing) in family therapy training, and why you wish to train at the Ackerman Institute for the Family?
    2. How do you understand the intersection of family therapy and social justice?
    3. How do you understand the importance of your social locations/identities in your role as a therapist?
    4. How do you envision your training in family therapy influencing your future work?
  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Copy of master’s degree or transcript as proof of degree pending
  • Record of Malpractice Insurance. (Psychiatrists/MD Only)
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Personal Statement – Answer the Following:
    Submissions may be a maximum length of two typed pages, uploaded as a single PDF or Word document.
    1. Please describe your interest (new or ongoing) in family therapy training, and why you wish to train at the Ackerman Institute for the Family?
    2. How do you understand the intersection of family therapy and social justice?
    3. How do you understand the importance of your social locations/identities in your role as a therapist?
    4. How do you envision your training in family therapy influencing your future work?
  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of master’s degree or transcript as proof of degree pending
  • Record of Malpractice Insurance (Psychiatrist/MD Only)
  • Resume
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Personal Statement – Answer the Following:
    Submissions may be a maximum length of two typed pages, uploaded as a single PDF or Word document.
    1. Please describe your interest (new or ongoing) in family therapy training, and why you wish to train at the Ackerman Institute for the Family?
    2. How do you understand the intersection of family therapy and social justice?
    3. How do you understand the importance of your social locations/identities in your role as a therapist?
    4. How do you envision your training in family therapy influencing your future work?
  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Copy of License & NPI number
  • Record of Malpractice Insurance (Psychiatrist/MD Only)
  • Written recommendation from your Live Clinical supervisor
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Personal Statement — First Year Externs Only:
    • Describe a family or a couple you have worked with. Include the presenting problem, hypothesis, and how power, privilege, and self-of-the-therapist, intersects with this specific family.

2022-2023 Core Course Application: