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COVID-19 Update — Teletherapy

With your health and safety, as well as that of our team and larger Chicagoland community in mind, The Family Institute at Northwestern University will be providing teletherapy for all upcoming appointments; in person sessions will not be available following the close of business today, Wednesday, March 18.  If you have an upcoming appointment, you will hear from your therapist in the coming days. Your therapist will provide you with instructions and a secure link through… Read More

Navigating Changes to Daily Life in the Context of COVID-19

With the recent announcement from the World Health Organization classifying the novel coronavirus as a pandemic, many are bracing themselves for drastic changes in their daily lives.  Read More

COVID-19 Update

As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 is affecting communities, gatherings, travel and many planned events across the country. The Family Institute at Northwestern University is closely monitoring these developments and has created a plan that we will adjust as conditions shift. We are currently operating with increased sanitation and disinfecting measures at our locations. We are also practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC in an effort to do our part to… Read More

Anthony L. Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP, elected by APA members to Board of Directors

CHICAGO — December 11, 2019 — Following a vote by members of the American Psychological Association (APA), Anthony L. Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP, was elected as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors to a three-year term. Read More

Having A Favorite Child Is Natural. Here's How To Handle It.

Even though they might not want to admit it, sometimes parents have a favorite child. Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D., explains that having a favorite child is natural and provides tips on how to handle it.  Read Article Read More

12 Signs You May Be Headed For Divorce, According To Experts

Are there warning sides that a relationship is headed toward divorce? Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, PhD, LMFT, discusses why divorce may be in a couple's future, and provides tips for how to avoid it.  Read Article Read More

What “Succession” gets painfully right about power and family

Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D. discussed HBO's "Succession" to examine the dynamics between power and family. How do parents decide who is the successor in the family business? Read Article Read More

Bringing Mom on a job interview? When bulldozer parenting goes too far

Today, parents are meddling in their child's career more than ever. Jacob Goldsmith, Ph.D. examines the phenomena called "bulldozer parenting" and why a parent inserts themselves in their child's job process.  Read Article Read More

7 things to say to your spouse to deepen your connection

Connecting and reconnecting to your spouse is important. Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D., explains that how a couple copes with a loss of connection is critical, and suggests ways to reconnect if a disconnect occurs.  Read Article Read More

23 Good Pieces of Marriage Advice All Couples Need to Read

What does it take to have a happy marriage? Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP, contributes to a list of 23 good pieces of marriage advice to help marriages thrive. Read Article Read More

When my houseplants died, I felt relieved. Here’s why.

Houseplants are common in a lot of households, but for some, they are hard to maintain and keep living. Cheryl Rampage, Ph.D., therapist and clinical associate professor, explains to The Chicago Tribune the reasons why some people might feel relief when their houseplants die. Read Article Read More

The Evolution of the Desire to Stay Friends With Your Ex

Should you remain friends with someone after you've recently broken up? Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D., LCP, licensed clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor, spoke with The Atlantic about whether you should stay friends with your ex. Read Article Read More