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Family Institute of Westchester

Family Institute of Westchester (FIW) is an internationally recognized postgraduate family therapy training program for mental health professionals.

Family Institute of Westchester SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0076.

Founded in 1977 and led by Betty Carter, FIW has trained hundreds of clinicians over the past 35 years in the theory and practice of marriage and family therapy.

Through our core clinical training program, workshops, conferences, advanced supervision groups and specialized training for agency staff, FIW has helped develop new generations of family therapists. Our programs are tailored to meet the training needs of clinicians at various levels of professional experience, providing opportunities for each to expand skills.

  • Look at FIW’s 2015-2016 training brochure by clicking here.
  • FIW presents a series of workshops throughout the year. Explore our workshops by clicking here.

Family Institute of Westchester was granted Absolute Charter by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and registered under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1981 and continues to maintain its status.

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Sexual Issues in Couple Therapy with Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual Clients

April 15, 2016

Sexuality issues are ever present in couple psychotherapy whether or not they are discussed. Many couple therapists feel unprepared to delve into sexual issues because they have not had sufficient training in human sexuality.

Rituals and Secrets in Families and Family Therapy

May 6, 2016

This workshop will address two vital components of family life, rituals, and secrets. Each of these components shapes family relationships, defines core meanings, connects families and cultures, and enables the practicing family therapist to do powerful, change-oriented work.