Workshops

Ackerman’s vibrant workshop series will be presented live online!

Ackerman’s online workshops are interactive, easy to attend, and provide top-tier training from leaders in the field of family therapy. Join us from anywhere in the world.

To attend, all you need is a laptop or mobile device. Register through our website, and you will receive a link to join the online training. Online workshops are presented live and will not be recorded. Workshops run on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Continuing education contact hours / CEUs are available for mental health practitioners who hold LCSW, LMSW, or LMFT licensure in New York State.

•  Visit our Workshop FAQ page.

Live Online Workshops:

Engaging Parents of Latinx LGBTQ Youth: A Culturally Sensitive Stance of the Therapist [Online]
Friday, January 15, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Nestor Borrero-Bracero, PhD and Silvia B. Espinal, LCSW
3 CE Contact Hours

Family Therapy with Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness [Online]
Friday, January 29, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Mary Kim Brewster, PhD and Lois Braverman, LCSW
3 CE Contact Hours

Adolescents and Substance Use: A Relational Context for Change [Online]
Friday, February 12, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Molly Bobek, LCSW
3 CE Contact Hours

Psychotherapy as Multicultural Encounter: A Framework for Culturally Attuned and Socially Just Practices [Online]
Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 pm–4:00 pm (ET)
Celia Jaes Falicov, PhD
3 CE Contact Hours

From Avoidance to Involvement: Talking about Sexual Issues in Couples Therapy [Online]
Friday, March 5, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Shoshana Bulow, PhD
3 CE Contact Hours

Relational Intelligence and Play in Couple Therapy: Grappling with Dominance-Based Masculinity [Online]
Friday, March 12, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Saliha Bava, PhD and Mark Greene, BFA
3 CE Contact Hours

The Residual Effects of Slavery: Clinical Implications for Training and Practice [Online]
Friday, March 26, 2021
1:00 pm–4:00 pm (ET)
Erica J. Wilkins, PhD., LMFT
3 CE Contact Hours

Connecting with Clients across Cultural Differences [Online]
Friday, April 23, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Alba Niño, Ph.D., LMFT
3 CE Contact Hours

Healing the Healer: Compassion and the Therapist’s Way of Embracing Grief [Online]
Friday, April 30, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Lama Rod Owens, MDiv. and Helen H. Park, LCSW, MFA
3 CE Contact Hours

Cyclical Psychodynamics (CP) and the Vulnerability Cycle (VC): A Seamless Shift between Individual and Couple Therapy [Online]
Friday, May 7, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Ron Nasim, PhD
3 CE Contact Hours

Parenting Children with Special Needs: Family Relationships & Family Life [Online]
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10:00 am–1:00 pm (ET)
Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR
3 CE Contact Hours


Workshop Location:

•     Ackerman’s trainings programs will be held online while the Institute’s physical location is closed due to COVID-19.

•     Visit the Workshop FAQ Page

Continuing Education / CEUs:

•     The Ackerman Institute for the Family is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0049.

•     The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.


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