CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Family Institute’s advanced Specialty Training Programs are designed for religious therapists with a minimum of three years of supervised clinical experience, seeking to develop expertise in a specialized area of practice. Therapists are provided with a client caseload, ongoing group supervision, office space, didactic mini-courses, and the full use of Institute facilities, including the Dr. Avraham Schwartzbaum Memorial Clinical Library.
For qualified applicants, full scholarships are available.
Placements are available in three of the Institute’s specialized units:
- Pinat HaYeled Children’s Center, a multidisciplinary clinical unit with training in diagnostic assessment and Family Based Child Therapy using a variety of therapeutic modalities.
- Center for Adolescents and Families, where therapists receive intensive training in addictions, adolescent pathologies, eating disorders, and creative approaches to working with troubled teens and their families.
- Domestic Violence Unit, a specially trained domestic violence treatment team that provides counseling, support, and preventive services for survivors of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse.
For further information, and to apply for a placement in the Speciality Training Program, contact The Family Institute at 02-654-4600, Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Click here to download the application form
MASTER THERAPIST OBSERVATION SEMINAR
The Master Therapist Observation Seminar is a year long, 40-hour, graduate level program of clinical training providing practitioners the opportunity for professional development in Couples and Family Therapy. As members of a small team involved in the challenges and complexities of ongoing therapeutic work, participants actively observe the ongoing work of a senior family therapist through a one-way mirror. Participants engage in clinically-focused discussions before and after the session, and observe application of theoretical concepts by a seasoned therapist. The training experience is both live and dynamic, as externs are taught therapeutic planning, conceptualization, and intervention.
Fran Ackerman, M.S.W., is the Senior Clinical Supervisor of the Family Institute at Neve Yerushalayim. She is a former faculty member at the Ackerman Family Institute in New York City, and is a faculty member at the Hebrew University’s School of Social Work. She maintains a private practice in Jerusalem.