Live Clinical Supervision

Applications will open for the 2023-2024 academic year in Winter 2023.


Live Clinical Supervision​

Applications will open for the 2023-2024 academic year in Winter 2023.


About the Program

Live Clinical Supervision will be held online for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Using the knowledge of family systems gained from the Foundations of Family Therapy course, trainees in Live Clinical Supervision will participate on a family therapy treatment team and work with families with live supervision. In our online model, treatment teams use a virtual teletherapy platform to observe and work with family cases. In our hybrid model, pending the Institute’s reopening due to COVID-19, treatment teams work with families in front of a one-way mirror, or virtual equivalent with teletherapy.

Trainees will also explore their own family’s culture of origin and its effect on practice. This course includes review of live and video-recorded sessions to increase clinical skills and address relevant personal issues.

Prerequisite Course: Foundations of Family Therapy*

*Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy are exempted from the prerequisite Foundations course.

Did you Know? You can accelerate your learning by enrolling in both Foundations of Family therapy and Live Clinical Supervision at the same time. This is our Dual Program.

Our response to COVID-19:

All Ackerman courses are now held online due to COVID-19. Pending the Institute’s reopening, programs may be offered with an in-person learning model; with both online and on-site meetings. Prospective trainees will indicate their requested learning model at the time of application. 

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. 

What you Need to Apply:

Personal statements may be a maximum length of two typed pages, uploaded as a single PDF or Word document.

Applicants will be required to attend a remote, group interview with the Ackerman admissions committee.

Live Clinical Supervision Course Dates

30 classes, beginning the week of September 19th, 2022.
All sections meet in Eastern Time (ET).


Mondays | 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Mondays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tuesdays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wednesdays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thursdays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Saturdays | 9:30 am–1:30 pm

The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2022.

Live Clinical Supervision Tuition

Tuition: $5,100
Clinical Hours: Up to 10

CE Contact Hours are not offered for this course.

About Tuition Fees:

The Ackerman Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donors and earned revenue to work toward our mission. The full expense of training an Ackerman therapist is subsidized by the generosity of our donors. Your tuition fees cover only a small portion of this expense. We thank you for investing in your professional future and for supporting the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Advertised tuition rates are for the current academic year and are subject to change annually.

View our Financial Policies.

Live Clinical Supervision Eligibility

Applicants for Live Clinical Supervision must hold a master’s degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, or other mental health profession. A professional license is not required for this course.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Family Therapy*

*Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy are eligible to apply directly to Live Clinical Supervision.

Live Clinical Supervision FAQ