Live Clinical Supervision

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

Using the knowledge of family systems gained from Foundations of Family Therapy, 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. See our COVID-19 statement below.

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

Prerequisite Course: Foundations of Family Therapy

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 will be held online for the remainder of 2021. Pending the Institute’s reopening due to COVID-19, this program 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.

Course Dates

Live Clinical Supervision:

30 classes, beginning September 20, 2021.
All section 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 has been extended to June 4th, 2021


Live Clinical Supervision:

Tuition: $4,900
Clinical Hours: Up to 10

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.

Tuition rates are for the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change annually.

View our Refund Policy


Live Clinical Supervision:

Applicants for Live Clinical Supervision must hold a master’s degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, or other mental health profession.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Family Therapy

What you Need to Apply:

✓ Completed Online Application Form

✓ Resume

✓ $100 Application Fee

✓ Written recommendation of your Foundations instructor. Please ask your instructor to send your recommendation to:

✓ Statement of purpose: Answer the Following:

  • Q1: Why do you wish to pursue family therapy training? What do you hope to gain from Live Clinical Supervision? (250 words)
  • Q2: What new insights have you gained from your Foundations of Family Therapy training about the role of social justice in family therapy? (250 words)

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