Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Institute Hosts Trainees from South America

Trainees from AIGLE in Buenos Aires.
The Ackerman Institute hosts a two-week intensive training program for trainees of several therapy institutes in South America. From May 7 – 18, twelve trainees from AIGLE in Buenos Aires, Argentina, took part in the program. This year’s group included students from throughout South and Central America, including Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

The two-week program immersed trainees in the Ackerman Relational Approach to family therapy, and included 18 different workshops. Topics included Relational Trauma presented by Fiona True and Marcia Sheinberg, Family Therapy with Children presented by Catherine Lewis, Use of Sculpting presented by Peggy Papp, Structural Family Therapy presented by Jorge Colapinto, Rhythms of Relationships presented by Peter Fraenkel, Money and Family Life presented by Judy Stern-Peck, and many other fascinating seminars.

The trainees spent each day participating in workshops, followed by an evening where they observed family therapy sessions with externship groups at Ackerman. Speaking of her experience, one student said, “I am going back feeling closer to the Institution, and I envision many opportunities, not only for training, but also research, and particularly for community outreach in the family-couple area.”

For more than fifteen years, Ackerman Institute and AIGLE have collaborated on training initiatives. AIGLE hosts Ackerman faculty in Argentina, where they present on their areas of expertise while expanding the global influence of the Ackerman Relational Approach. The partnership is part of Ackerman Institute’s Community and International Training Department, which provides expert training in family therapy theory and practice to a number of partners in various countries. Learn more about International Training on Ackerman's website.