FAQs: Core Curriculum Training Program

Frequently asked questions and answers about enrolling in Ackerman’s Core Curriculum in Family Therapy.

When does enrollment open for the Core Curriculum?

The deadline to apply has been extended to June 4, 2021.

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Are courses held online or in-person?

Ackerman core curriculum courses will be held online for the remainder of 2021.

Pending the Institute’s reopening due to COVID-19, our programs may be offered as a hybrid learning model with both online and in-person classes. Applicants will indicate their preferred learning model: online-only, or hybrid, at the time of application.

Our hybrid learning model will become available when the Institute can safely reopen under the guidance of the New York State Department of Health. While the Institute is eager to return to in-person training, applicants understand that their course may remain online indefinitely. Our standard refund policy applies.

Is financial aid available?

A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available for Foundations of Family Therapy, Live Clinical Supervision, the Dual Program, and the Clinical Externship. Applicants must submit financial documentation and a personal essay. The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2021-2022 training year was May 1, 2021.

Have you received my application?

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting the online application with fee and supporting documents. Check your spam folder for this message. To ensure prompt delivery, add admissions@ackerman.org to your email contacts.

When will I hear if I have been accepted?

Core Curriculum applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email in June 2021. Check your spam folder for this message. To ensure delivery, add admissions@ackerman.org to your email contacts.

I have not yet received my master’s degree. Can I still apply to the Core Curriculum?

We understand that some of our applicants will be completing their master’s program during Ackerman’s admissions season. We will consider applications with proof of a pending master’s degree.

If you have not yet received your master’s degree and would like to apply to our Core Curriculum, you may upload one of the following to the Core Curriculum online application:

  1. A copy of your official transcript
    OR
  2. A certificate of graduation letter from your master’s program.

A copy of your master’s degree is required to enroll in the Core Curriculum program. When your master’s degree becomes available, email a copy to: admissions@ackerman.org with the subject line “Applicant Master’s Degree”

Do Ackerman training programs provide hours toward licensure?

Yes, Ackerman’s Live Clinical Supervision program offers up to 10 contact hours toward licensure. Trainees who complete Live Clinical Supervision are eligible to apply for our Clinical Externship in Family Therapy, which provides 250 hours toward licensure.

Is a payment plan available?

The Ackerman Institute offers Core Curriculum trainees a nine-month interest-free payment plan. There is an annual $100.00 non-refundable fee to enroll. Your total tuition will be divided equally into nine monthly installments. An automatic charge will be place on your credit card on the first of every month, beginning August 2021, and ending April 2022. The deadline to enroll in a monthly payment plan is July 25, 2021.

Where are classes held?

Due to COVID-19 safety, all Core Curriculum courses will held online for the remainder of 2021. Foundations of Family Therapy will be held online for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Pending the Institute’s reopening, our programs may be offered as a hybrid learning model with both online and in-person classes.

Our hybrid learning model will become available when the Institute can safely reopen under the guidance of the New York State Department of Health. While the Institute is eager to return to in-person training, applicants understand that their course may remain online indefinitely.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is located in the Flatiron District, New York City.

Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
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How many days can I take off during my training?

Each Core Curriculum instructor sets individual policies for class attendance. Typically, trainees have between two and four absences during the academic year. The Ackerman Institute is closed in observance of several federal holidays. View our academic calendar for dates.

How can I make up for classes I miss?

Trainees are responsible for course work missed due to absence, and must speak with their course instructor or supervisor regarding class material. The Ackerman Institute does not offer make up classes and does not provide refunds for absences.


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