Alumni Lecture Recap: Rhea Almeida Presents Critical Consciousness as a Foundational Structure
Renound family therapist Rhea V. Almeida, MS, PhD joined the Ackerman Alumni Association lecture series last week to present Critical Consciousness as a Foundational Structure for Healing Practices. Dr. Almeida’s rich presentation explored ways in which personal dynamics are intrinsically embedded within social, economic, and political contexts, as she illustrated through videotaped case presentat...
NBC News Interview: Lois Braverman on How to Keep Family Peace at the Holiday Dinner Table
NBC News interviewed Ackerman Institute President Lois Braverman on how to keep peace with family members at the holiday dinner table. Braverman shares her tips on what to do when heated political conversations and family gatherings collide. Watch the videos below:
Celebrating 10 years of Moving Families Forward
This October, the Ackerman Institute for the Family held its tenth-annual Moving Families Forward Gala in support of the vital programs and services that the Institute provides for children and families in need. Nearly 250 Ackerman supporters gathered at the Waldorf Astoria for a very special evening hosted by the Emmy Award-winning WPIX 11 news […]
Alumni Lecture Recap: Between Pink & Blue: A Multidimensional Approach to Supporting Families of Gender Expansive Youth
Astin Brown, LCSW and Rebecca Ross, LCSW, members of the Gender and Family Project, presented the first lecture of this year’s Ackerman Alumni lecture series with Between Pink & Blue: A Multidimensional Approach to Supporting Families of Gender Expansive Youth. The October 7th lecture reviewed parental reactions to nonconforming gender developments of their children, posing that the […]