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Chrishane Cunningham offers advice on how to talk with your child about racism

Talking about racism with your child may be a daunting task, but whatever your child's age, it's important to get the conversation started. Chrishane Cunningham speaks with Central Penn Parent on the best strategies to start this complex conversation with your kids.  READ ARTICLE   Read More

This virus can no longer be masked

A message from our President & CEO Recent racist events in our country have brought us outrage, sadness and desperately needed, yet painful reflection. To our Black community, clients, therapists, students, partners, staff and Board Members who have endured the systemic racism of our nation and its brutal inequality, we stand with you, beside you and behind you. The Family Institute is committed to doing our work to be the change we want to see. Read More

Continued Remote Operations & Teletherapy

As I write this update, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Read More

Psychiatrists launch support hotline for doctors

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, exhaustion and burnout were normal for physicians. Now, they need peer-to-peer support more than ever. Smita Gautam, M.D., along with four other physicians, launched a free and confidential national support hotline on March 30th, allowing doctors from across the country to speak with a therapist.  Read More

Security of Teletherapy Sessions

A Message to Our Clients: The Family Institute takes your privacy and security very seriously. We understand and are humbled by the confidence you place in us to protect your confidentiality. Read More

Tips to work from home with your spouse from Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP

For many, homes have been transformed into offices and partners have morphed into co-workers. This time together, or perhaps this time without being apart, can magnify our differences. Setting upfront guidelines can help.  READ ARTICLE Read More

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

Be truthful & focused on today with your kids, Dr. Alexandra Solomon recommends

With schools closed and playdates canceled, managing fears and frustrations amid the coronavirus pandemic can be particularly difficult as a parent. In this article in the Chicago Tribune, Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D., outlines strategies that parents can utilize both when handling their own emotions and while discussing the changes to daily life with their children. 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