Circle of Knowledge

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A child’s soccer game at the same time as a client dinner. An anniversary dinner postponed because of a last-minute meeting. Racing from a band concert to join a conference call. Trying to balance work, family and love can be messy. It’s moments like these that beg the question, can we truly have it all?

The conversation about work/life balance happens within ourselves, with our partners and with our workplaces … usually all at the same time. Trying to fit these pieces together can make us question how we assign our identity and even our worth. But all three — work, family and love — can exist together. How we embrace this dynamic conversation is the critical focus of this talk.

In Work. Family. Love. Conversations that Last a Lifetime, licensed clinical psychologist, Northwestern University professor and working mother Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon will offer tips and tools for defining boundaries and creating flexibility in personal and familial growth, ensuring professional and personal happiness.

Tuesday, June 28
4:30 p.m. Registration
5:00-7:00 p.m. presentation and light fare
Jenner & Block, 353 N. Clark St., 45th Floor, Chicago
Free event but RSVPs are required by June 23.
RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 312-609-5300, ext. 483




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The Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI) invites you to be a vital part of our Circle.The CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE is a series of events that provide the knowledge and care your own family and your employees can rely on to live healthy lives. The series also serves as a portal into the extraordinary and innovative programming of the TFI community and its unique model of care.Through a diverse series of lectures and programs our expert lecturers present on relationships, children and family life that intersperse and highlight cutting-edge research findings in the field of family therapy. There is something for everyone in this series with tools that everyone can put into practice.


: Join TFI experts and Chicagoland’s leading professionals for discussions and light fare. On January 28, 2016, TFI partners with Starcom MediaVest Group and VivaWomen! to present: EXECUTIVE MOMMIES RAISING DAUGHTERS … A candid discussion about what is really behind the idea of women having it all and the truth about it:  professional success, motherhood and raising complicated young women. Featured Panelists: Jean Batthany, Renetta McCann, Cheryl Rampage, PhD, Alexandra Solomon, PhD, and  TFI President, Jana Jones Facilitator: Esther “E.T.” Franklin



CONVERSATIONS: Join TFI and its Alumni Association as we proudly partner with The Chicago Community Trust for ON THE TABLE in early May. TFI is thrilled to be a part of this annual community-wide conversation to discuss the ways in which we can all can commit and collaborate to making our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.



TFIlectureslogoLECTURES: Does your relationship need a jolt of electricity? Are you living more like roommates than partners? Refuel your relationship. Join TFI on November 11th, at 6:00pm at La Grange Country Club for INTIMACY & CONNECTION THROUGH AGES & STAGES. an expert lecture about the relationship challenges and pitfalls we all struggle with throughout the stages of our life by William Pinsof, PhD, LMFT, ABPP.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.




TOOLS: Friends of TFI will open their beautiful homes and venues for a series of intimate gatherings throughout the year. 





EDUCATION: Join TFI for our signature events highlighting the extraordinary people at the center of our world-class academic programs.

In Fall 2016, celebrate TFI’s diverse and committed students at the annual EDUCATION LUNCHEON .

Throughout the year, join TFI’s academic community to hear leading nationally acclaimed presentations of their currentcutting edge work  in the field of mental health at THE RANDY L. AND MELVIN R. BERLIN GRAND ROUNDS SERIES.




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