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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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Families Facing Death: Joining the Journey and Creating an Illness Narrative

September 23, 2016

Families coping with diagnoses of terminal illness face challenges and changes that resonate across multiple generations. Effective family therapy with these families involves deep engagement combined with strategic distance. We will examine the dynamics of families facing death with video case examples and examine guidelines for engagement and treatment.

Home for the Holidays: Helping Individuals Re-Engage with Families of Origin on Their Own Terms

November 4, 2016

For many people, the holiday season raises anxiety over gatherings that are painful re-enactments of old family dramas. Rivalries, cut-offs and sins of omission or commission provide members with… Read more

Co-Parent Counseling in High Conflict Relationships: An Alternative to Parent Coordination

March 31, 2017

Divorced parents are often mired in conflict for years following their divorce, which puts their children at risk for many negative outcomes. Mental health professionals may be challenged as… Read more