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Upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Series

Next virtual MBSR class starts September 21, 2022

The Family Institute is pleased to announce our next eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) series with virtual sessions starts September 15, 2022. Participants will learn mindfulness-based skills that can change your relationship with your thoughts, feelings and pain. Our program focuses on guiding participants in mindfulness meditation. This will include mindful eating, breath awareness, meditation, self-awareness, proactive ways to approach stress and…

In-Person Therapy Available September 7

Teletherapy will remain an option

Illinois entered Phase 5 of its reopening plan several weeks ago, though The Family Institute remains a 100% teletherapy practice at this time with in-person neuropsychological testing being determined on a case-by-case basis. We are working to fully open our offices to our clients for in-person therapy starting September 7.

Announcing a New Video Collection

Talking to Kids You Love

We’re excited to unveil our one-of-a-kind video collection: Talking to Kids You Love. This breakthrough project of 16 short videos offers wise approaches to anyone who interacts with children — parents, caregivers, teachers, and more. Each video depicts an adult lovingly responding to a tough parent-child encounter, moments that often lead to power struggles and leave parents wondering if they’ve said the right thing.

Continued Teletherapy

The health and wellbeing of our community remains top of mind

In March 2020, The Family Institute quickly moved from a 2% teletherapy practice to a 100% teletherapy practice, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We were fortunate that technology enabled us to be able to continue caring for the mental health and wellbeing of our community with very little interruption.

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.

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