We believe research and education can provide powerful insight into providing customized therapy plans to treat the family system. In turn, our real-life experiences help us understand the impact our research and education provides. That's why our unique partnership with Northwestern University through The Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies makes The Family Institute a leader in providing the highest standards of behavioral health education and experience in both theoretical knowledge and applied clinical practice.
Rooted in research, our therapists, faculty and students work together to add to the field of research that moves behavioral health practices forward; benefiting not only The Family Institute clients, but the field of behavioral health overall.
Two endowed positions at The Family Institute – the Patricia M. Nielsen Research Chair and the Kovler Research Scholar – are currently occupied by Northwestern University faculty from the Department of Psychology.
The Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies offers three Master's-level programs – Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy, Master of Arts in Counseling: On-Campus Learning and Master of Arts in Counseling: Online Learning – taught by The Family Institute scientist-practitioners.