Ackerman Institute Announces Fall Courses 2007

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Ackerman Institute has developed family therapy models, gives professional training, and organizes community programs for families. The Institute will now be conducting Fall Courses 2007 starting from September 2007. The institute is still accepting applications for its fall courses.

Ackerman Institute is a non-profit organization based in New York. It is dedicated to helping families and devoted to training family therapists. The institute has won many prestigious awards for its work to help families face the challenges of life successfully.

The institute conducts Workshops, Courses and Trainings from time to time. Recently the institute announced fall courses -"Foundations in Family Therapy" beginning from September 10 and 12, 2007 and "Treating Children and their Families with Relational Trauma" beginning from September 18, 2007.

In the "Foundations in Family Therapy" course, students will learn family therapy through role play of different family problems and conducting interviews that treat couples and families in a safe context. Course participants will also get a chance to work with experienced family therapy trainers and learn theory and clinical concepts too. The course involves presentations, discussions, case consultation, videotapes, and experiential exercises.

In the course, "Treating Children and their Families with Relational Trauma" participants will learn about the recursive therapy model and how to use a "decision dialogue" to link the family and individual modalities. Students will also observe live therapy sessions behind a one-way mirror and have the opportunity to consult on their own cases.

Other Upcoming Courses at Ackerman Institute:

  • Treating Adolescents and their Families (Beginning October 1, 2007)
  • Center for Families and Health Specialized Course For Physicians, Family Therapists and Allied - Health Professionals -(Beginning October 2, 2007)
  • Enhancing Your Clinical Creativity (Beginning October 6, 2007)
  • Writing For Publication in Couple and Family Therapy (Beginning October 10, 2007)

Earlier the Institute successfully completed a Summer Course 2007 from July 23 to 26, 2007. This course was called "Bright Beginnings Summer Intensive: Early Childhood Development, Adult Development and Parenting Process" and its main faculty was Martha Edwards, PhD who is the founder and director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family. This course helped parents educate themselves on early childhood development knowledge and preventative intervention for Bright Beginnings.

The Institute also organized a one month program June 5 to June 28, 2007, that enabled the participants to develop specific skills in family therapy through simulation and live-family interviews. Participants learnt how to conduct individual therapy interviews apart from learning relational interviewing skills, and forming a consultation team.

About Ackerman
Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute is a non-profit institution and has a two-fold mission. First is to help troubled families by developing innovative, effective treatment models and second is to train clinicians regarding implementation of these models.

The Institute has always played a key role in helping families cope with challenges of life like mental disorders, family violence, developmental problems in children, sexual abuse, family disruptions secondary to divorce, foster care, and so forth.

Apart from this, it has also educated and trained professionals in social work, psychology, and psychotherapy enabling them to work successfully with families. Ackerman Institute has also sent hundreds of Ackerman-trained clinicians out into the community to staff a host of other service agencies in New York and around the country.

For more information on Fall Courses, or to register, contact:
Suna Elmas
212 879-4900, ext 111


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