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Ackerman Hosts Annual Open House

On Wednesday evening, April 23rd, Ackerman Institute for the Family hosted its annual Open House for prospective students. A crowd of over fifty participants joined Ackerman faculty and students as they described the “Ackerman Experience.”
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Renowned psychotherapist,Suzanne Iasenza, hosts "Expanding Sexual Frames in Couples Therapy" workshop

On Friday, January 31, 2014,
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Dr. Evan Imber-Black Presents "Therapeutic Choice Points in Complex Couple Therapy: How and When to Intervene"

On January 24, 2014, The Ackerman Institute for the Family Alumni Association proudly hosted
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Spotlight on the Board: Nina Taselaar

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Walter Vega and Students Launch Supportive Space--a Forum for Ackerman Therapists of Color

The Ackerman Institute has initiated a brand new group called Supportive Space for all Ackerman therapists who identify as therapists of color. Supportive Space is an exciting collaboration amongst Ackerman trainees, faculty, and alumni of color who seek to have a forum to share their unique experiences at the Institute and in the field of family therapy.
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Ackerman's Parenting Best for Teens Selected as 1 of 15 Exemplary Programs Helping Youth Thrive by Center for the Study of Social Policy

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Press Room VIP covers The Ackerman "Moving Families Forward" Gala

This year's Ackerman "Moving Families Forward" Gala was a brilliant success and the press continues to highlight the incredible work of the Ackerman Institute. Take a peak at Press Room VIP's coverage of the gala, the good work of the Institute, Colin Farrell, Natalie Morales and much more....
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Victoria Dickerson Presents Therapy with Couples: Working with Power and Privilege at the Ackerman Institute for the Family

On March 7th, 2014, renowned therapist Victoria Dickerson presented “Therapy with Couples: Working with Power and Privilege” at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. The workshop offered therapists an understanding of Dr. Dickerson’s work using the cultural narratives of power, privilege, and patriarchy as a lens for understanding how cultural discourse shapes couples’ experiences. Dr. Dickerson discussed the framework in which some people are historically privileged and others oppressed. “When we’re born into this world, if we are born male, we are historically privileged. It just comes with the territory. There are entitlements. There is access in ways that women and other historically oppressed people don’t have access. That’s the context in which we are thinking today.” She highlighted Michael White’s “absent but implicit” approach, which guides therapists to pay attention to what is not emphasized or what is “left out” and talk about experiences not n
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Senior Faculty Member, Elana Katz, LCSW, LMFT Joins Advisory Council at Family Kind

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Spotlight on the Board: Mary Bijur

Mary Bijur joined the Ackerman Institute for the Family's Board of
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Dr. Kenneth Hardy Presented to Ackerman Institute for the Family's Alumni Association

The Ackerman Institute for the Family proudly hosted Dr. Kenneth Hardy in presenting “Children, Families, and Trauma: A Relational Approach.” Dr. Hardy discussed the ways that trauma underpins the everyday life experiences of most children and families involved in therapy. He highlighted the ways ignoring the impact of the trauma on the client's family overlooks powerful dynamics that are crucial to treatment outcome. Alumni explored ways to involve the trauma sufferer's partner and other family members as resources in the healing process.
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Ackerman Launches Linkedin Networking Group!

The Ackerman Institute launched the first ever LinkedIn Networking Group this past winter. The group was created as a forum to allow all those in the Ackerman community to share opportunities and resources, to network and to strengthen
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The Gender and Family Project, housed at Ackerman Institute for the Family, hosts a “Night of A Thousand Genders”!

On Monday, December 2, 2013, the Gender and Family Project hosted an incredible call for action and support of transgender youth in its first ever “Night of A Thousand Genders” celebration at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater! The Ackerman Institute for the Family and The Gender and Family Project took part in a very special evening to honor and celebrate the beauty and resilience of transgender kids and their families and to ask for more support in helping trans youth in their ongoing struggle with rejection and violence. “Acceptance is protection” became the tagline of the evening with over 200+ guests roaring in applause at Jean Malpas’s inspiring speech.
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Press Room VIP covers The Ackerman "Moving Families Forward" Gala

We have all been thrilled with the success of this year's Ackerman "Moving Families Forward" Gala and the press continues to highlight the incredible work of the Ackerman Institute. Take a peak at Press Room VIP's coverage of the gala, the good work of the Institute, Colin Farrell, Natalie Morales and much more....
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