Workshops

Ackerman workshops are one-day intensive trainings designed for today’s mental health professional. Our workshops explore a diverse range of topics in couple and family therapy, and provide a unique opportunity to train with leading therapists in the field.

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

•  Visit our Workshop FAQ page.

Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2020

Money and Meaning: An Exploration of One’s Money and Class Identity
One-day workshop: Thursday, January 16, February 27, March 26, April 30, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Judith Stern Peck, LCSW, and Betsy Witten, JD
5 CE Contact Hours

Alumni Lecture | Once More With Feeling: The EFT Model and Couples Therapy
Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Elana Katz, LCSW, LMFT
2 CE Contact Hours

Healing the Healer: The Restorative Power of Mindfulness, Compassion, and Therapist’s Use-of-Self
Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Lama Rod Owens, MDiv, and Helen H. Park, LMSW, MFA
5 CE Contact Hours

Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice in Couple Therapy
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Grief and Adaptation to Loss
Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
M. Katherine Shear, MD
5 CE Contact Hours

From Impasse to Intimacies: An Integrative Multicultural Framework for Couple Therapy
Friday, February 21, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Michele Scheinkman, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Meeting the (Big) Challenges of “Blended Families”: Rupture and Resilience in Close and Personal
Friday, February 28, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Patricia L. Papernow, EdD
5 CE Contact Hours

Panel Discussion | Race and Identity: A Conversation for Professionals Working with Transracially Adoptive Families
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Kacy Ames LCSW, April Dinwoodie and Zoe Tarrant, MA, LMFT
This workshop will not provide Continuing Education hours

Mindful Parenting
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sabina Fila, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Alumni Lecture | Pathway to Promoting Cultural Sensitivity
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Kiran Shahreen Kaur Arora, PhD
2 CE Contact Hours

The Couple’s Toolbox: Key Skills and Ideas to Prevent Conflict and Strengthen Relationships
Friday, March 13, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Peter Fraenkel, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Loving While Black
Friday, March 20, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Racine R. Henry, PhD, LMFT
5 CE Contact Hours

From Avoidance to Involvement: Talking about Sexual Issues in Couples Therapy
Friday, March 27, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Shoshana Bulow, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Microaggressions in Psychotherapy: How Implicit Bias May Hinder Cultural Responsiveness
Friday, April 3, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Mariel Buquè, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Narrative Therapy with Children and Adolescents
Friday, April 10, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Victoria C. Dickerson, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Secrets, Cybersex, Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma — and Forgiveness?
Friday, April 17, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP
5 CE Contact Hours

Couples Therapy with Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) Survivors and their Partners
Friday, April 24, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Ron Nasim, MA
5 CE Contact Hours

Strengthening Relational Resilience: Healing and Positive Growth from Adversity
Friday, May 1, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Healing Intergenerational Wounds: A Relational-Neurobiological Approach to Transform Family Relationships
Friday, May 15, 2020
9:30 am–3:30 pm
Mona D. Fishbane, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours

Wounded Parenting: The Intersection of Complex and Racial Trauma in Parents of Color
Friday, May 29, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Debra Chatman-Finley, LPC, NCC, and Gliceria Pérez, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

New Perspectives on Porn: its Uses and Misuses, its Problems and Pleasures
Friday, June 12, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
5 CE Contact Hours

How Healthy Masculinity Heals Us All
Friday, June 19, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Jay Taylor, LCSW
5 CE Contact Hours

Social Justice and Person-of-the-Therapist: Showing up Personally and Professionally in Times of Joy and Sorrow
Friday, June 26, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Melba J. Nicholson Sullivan, PhD
5 CE Contact Hours


Workshop Location:

•     All workshops take place at the Ackerman Institute’s state-of-the-art training facility in NYC’s Flatiron District, unless otherwise indicated. 936 Broadway, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10010 [View on Map]

•     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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Ackerman workshops are one-day intensive trainings designed for today’s mental health professional. Our workshops explore a diverse range of topics in couple and family therapy, and provide a unique opportunity to train with leading therapists in the field.