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Family Process Special Issue: Black Lives Matter

A Call to Action for Couple and Family Therapists

The December 2020 issue of Family Process, an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal edited by Jay L. Lebow, included a special section on Black Lives Matter. Anthony L. Chambers co-authored an article with Shalonda Kelly, Gihane Jérémie‐Brink and Mia A. Smith-Bynum for this section entitled, “The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Call to Action for Couple and Family Therapists.” In the article, the four Black family therapists “lean into this moment to raise…

The Neuroeducation Toolbox Published

Dr. Eric T. Beeson co-authored this valuable resource for students & practicing clinicians

Cognella Academic Publishing recently published The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy co-authored by Raissa Miller and Eric T. Beeson. This text book is an excellent resource and provides a practical set of tools for integrating neuroscience into clinical practice.

Federal Grant Awarded for Domestic Violence Intervention Research

$450,000 grant over three years to support Dr. Erika Lawrence’s research

The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant to The Family Institute at Northwestern University to support Dr. Erika Lawrence’s Violence Intervention Project research.

This virus can no longer be masked

A message on the death of George Floyd

Messages from our President & CEO and Chief Academic Officer on recent racist events.

Continued Remote Operations & Teletherapy

Office Status

Since March 19, 2020, The Family Institute has provided all of our clinical services via teletherapy; converted our on-campus classes to online learning; and, moved all staff and faculty to work remote. We are proud that we have been able to serve our clients, educate our students and conduct our research without interruption. For the wellbeing of our community, both physically and mentally, we will continue 100% teletherapy for all therapy until masks and social distancing…

Security of Teletherapy Sessions

The version of Zoom used by The Family Institute is encrypted and HIPAA compliant

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.

COVID-19 Update — Teletherapy

A Message to Our Clients | March 18, 2020

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. 

COVID-19 Update

A Message to Our Clients | March 12, 2020

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.

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