FAQ Category: Training at The Family Institute - FAQ

How do I know if The Family Institute meets my needs for professional growth?

Individuals with an interest in furthering their clinical skills can call us and set up an appointment with Mrs. Deena Mendlowitz, M.S.W., the Institutes’ Clinical Director, and take the opportunity to discuss the best and most appropriate path for developing your highest level of professional excellence.

How much does it cost?

Since training at The Family Institute is subsidized, it is particularly cost effective, especially given the abundance of individual and group supervision, professional seminars, etc.  The total cost for the Internship Program is only 16,000nis/year; the Externship Program is 11,500nis/year.

Is The Family Institute better than private supervision?

Any supervision with a competent clinical supervisor is beneficial. The training programs at The Family Institute, however, offer more supervision for a far lower cost than private supervision. In addition, trainees receive weekly group and live supervision, and are able to enhance and develop their clinical skills and theoretical knowledge within a particularly supportive therapeutic …

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Why does one need post-graduate training after a Master’s or Doctoral Degree?

A university education is an absolute necessity for the development of a mental health professional. It is how one attains the essential knowledge base for practice. Nevertheless, most successful professionals go on to train in a post-graduate facility such as The Family Institute, because competence as a therapist requires advanced training with the support and …

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Who can apply for training at The Family Institute?

The Family Institute is primarily a post-graduate training facility for individuals who have completed at least a Master’s level graduate degree in a mental health field, with a minimum of two years supervised clinical experience.

What are the different training programs offered at The Family Institute?

The Family Institute offers a formal Family Therapy Training Program, a two-year training program requiring a of minimum 70 hours of individual supervision, 120 hours of group supervision, supervised live one way mirror experiences, and 300 hours of therapy with clients. The program includes 6 hours weekly of formal instruction. The Institute received formal recognition of …

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