Clinical Science Insights Series

Sharing Our Expert Knowledge With You

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As part of The Family Institute’s mission, we are committed to using clinical science to improve the effectiveness of our interventions. Clinical Science Insights, a quarterly publication series, distills our research expertise in a way that is relevant to both clinical practice and everyday life.

In this forum, our postdoctoral fellows, clinical staff, and affiliates share their expert knowledge on a variety of topics relevant to families today – from child development, to innovative treatments for depression and anxiety, to best parenting practices, to the latest research on what works in couples therapy – just to name a few. These succinct summaries of the latest empirical research and theory on issues relevant to families are written for professional and lay audiences alike.

We hope that you find Clinical Science Insights relevant and valuable. For more information on Clinical Science Insights, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Importance of the Relationship With the Therapist: Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest predictors of successful treatment
By Lynne Knobloch-Fedders, PhD
The Challenge of Prosperity: Affluence and psychological distress among adolescents
By Cheryl Rampage, PhD
Mindfulness: An effective strategy for improving physical and mental health
By Danielle Black, PhD
Demystifying Family Therapy
By Anthony L. Chambers, PhD, ABPP
What does research have to say about families and psychotherapy?
By Jay Lebow, PhD
    A New Psychology for Young Athletes – Managing Sports for Middle School and High School-aged Youth
By Mary Shein, LMFT
  Ethnic Identity in Emerging Adulthood: Research has demonstrated the emerging adulthood is a crucial development period for ethnic identity exploration 
By Chaaze P. Roberts, LMFT

Autism 101: From Red Flags to a New Normal

By Alexandra Solomon, PhD


The Value of Difficult Moments in the Client-Therapist Relationship

By Jacob Goldsmith, PhD


Resiliency in Adulthood: Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse

By Brittney Bolden, MSMFT

Teenagers, Dating and Sex, Oh My!

By Sharon Risch, PhD

The Importance of Incorporating Siblings in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Julie Peterson, PsyD



Caring for the Caregivers: Ensuring the Well-Being of Caregivers

By Gustavo R. Medrano, PhD