Family Therapy Training Program
The heart of the two year program is helping to establish mutual relationships in families. We believe that the ultimate, if unacknowledged, goal of all family therapies is an increase in the level of mutuality between family members. As family health improves family members are more able interact in a reciprocally, co-creational manner. Family dysfunction expresses a deep fear that such relationships could be dangerous to family survival. Family therapies strive to promote such relationships and alter these fears.
The Family Institute provides clinical experience with individual, group and live supervision as well as an educational component that meets the requirements of The Israel Association for Couples and Family Therapy.
The Family Institute is recognized by the Israeli Association for Couples and Family Therapy as a category A institution.
The educational component of the two year training program is an intensive immersion in the theoretical and practical applications of working with families. The program provides you with a carefully structured educational and training experience including classes on family law, personal growth, family therapy techniques, couple’s counseling and more.
Group supervision is an integrative experience combining understanding your own family of origin with the impact it has on your work as a clinician. These groups will utilize case presentations, live supervision and peer support with facilitation from an experienced clinical supervisor.
Real-world experience is essential to your clinical skill development as a therapist. Your hands-on training will begin early and build throughout the program. You will learn to practice under the guidance of experienced clinical supervisors utilizing process recordings and intensive live and video-supported supervision.
The Family Institute provides you with the opportunity to work with diverse populations – adults, couple’s, individuals and families from various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds giving you the opportunity to gain a breadth of clinical experiences within a professional setting.
You will be given access to a variety of clinical resources including a well-stocked library and staff room. You will have use of our beautifully appointed consultation rooms including large rooms designated for families, child-friendly rooms, supply closet and a designated sandtray room. In addition, you will be able to utilize our state of the art technology to access courses online, record your sessions, generate receipts and more.
One of the most crucial aspects in the development of our trainees is the continued and frequent opportunities for trainees to meet and exchange ideas with each other, with advanced therapists and with the clinical staff. With a student-faculty ratio of 5:1, you will be able to build relationships with, and learn from, the supervisory team contributing to the development of a more mature and well-rounded professional self.
Trainees must have the following in order to be considered for admission to The Family Institute:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Master’s degree from an accredited university in the helping profession
Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew
Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities
Completion of application process