Live Clinical Supervision

Application deadline is June 30, 2024

Live Clinical Supervision​

Application deadline is June 30, 2024

About the Program

This 30-week Live Clinical Supervision course consists of four (4) weekly hours of group supervision, integrating the theoretical knowledge gained in the Foundations of Family Therapy course with direct face-to-face practice with couples and families. Trainees work as co-therapists in front of a one-way mirror with live supervision. Trainees also participate as members of a reflecting supervision team when fellow trainees are in front of the one-way mirror as therapists.

Trainees are supported in exploring their own family of origin and social identities/locations (e.g., race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.) and the effect on practice. Relevant self/person of the therapist issues are acknowledged and addressed in supervision toward therapeutic efficacy.

Prerequisite Course: Foundations of Family Therapy*

*Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy are exempted from the prerequisite Foundations of Family Therapy 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 called our Dual Program.

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. Following this interview, your application will be considered complete.

Live Clinical Supervision Course Dates

30-week term, beginning September 2024


Mondays | 1:30 pm–5:30 pm (in-person)
Mondays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm (in-person)
Tuesdays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm (online)
Tuesdays | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (in-person)
Wednesdays | 5:00 pm–9:00 pm (in-person)

All sections meet in Eastern Time (ET).

Live Clinical Supervision Tuition

Tuition: $5,450.00
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.

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The application for financial aid will be open beginning May 1, 2024.   

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. If you have a question about your qualifications, you are welcome to inquire.

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