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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 and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0016

Founded in 1977 and led by Betty Carter, FIW has trained hundreds of clinicians over the past 39 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 2016-2017 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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Rituals For Our Times: Celebrating, Healing and Transforming Our Lives and Our Relationships

September 8, 2017

All human cultures across time have created rituals, bringing family and community together to celebrate, welcome, honor or mourn. While contemporary rituals still exist to carry these important functions,… Read more

Managing Affairs in Couples Therapy

October 27, 2017

A clinical challenge for every therapist is the management of extra-marital affairs in therapy. We will look at clinical cases and learn a staged approach to the healing of… Read more

“I am bad, stupid and weak”: Shifting Core States of Self-Hatred Toward Self-Compassion

November 17, 2017

The challenge of movement from core self-hatred and self-criticism to core self-compassion and self-support is a fundamental human challenge. In this experiential, interactive workshop, Dr. David Aftergood, an integrative psychiatrist,… Read more