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Bahareh Sahebi, Psy.D., LMFT
Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D., LMFT
• January 13, 2022

For many parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists, the start of 2022 feels far too familiar with the most recent Covid surge. Unexpected school closings and ever-changing guidelines on how best to keep loved ones safe continue to add undue strain to our already highly stressed lives.

Bahareh Sahebi, Psy.D., LMFT, and Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D, LMFT  have created the following resources for therapists, parents, caregivers and teachers struggling to navigate the stressors of education and providing a sense of normalcy for children during the current Covid surge.


Equity and E-Learning for Children: Therapists as Advocates

In an article for Family Therapy Magazine, Dr. Bahareh Sahebi and Dr. Mudita Rastogi explore who gets left behind when school moves from in-person to remote. Who is brought in within the folds of established systems? Inequities, and their implications should be central concerns of every clinician during these difficult times, yet for one reason or another, they are often overlooked.

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Strategies to Cope with Distance Learning: A Systems Approach for Parents and Children

 Drs. Sahebi and Rastogi shared with Psychotherapy Networker a fellow therapist’s experience with a client that works full-time and is a mother to three grade-school children. As you may relate, the mother was feeling particularly stressed about her children’s well-being and their education during the pandemic. In the article, they share useful parenting strategies that may help you through this challenging time.

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E-Learning for Children: A Plan for Families and Caregivers

In this two-part series published by Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, Drs. Sahebi and Rastogi highlight helpful strategies for families experiencing blurred boundaries between family life, work, and school, to make the transition smoother, and help adults meet the needs of the children in their care.

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Bahareh Sahebi, Psy.D., LMFT

Core Faculty & Assistant Program Director, Marriage & Family Therapy Program

Dr. Sahebi is a licensed marriage and family therapist at The Family Institute. She has specialized training in the treatment of trauma and provides therapeutic services to children/adolescents, adults, families, couples and groups. In addition to her experience within the outpatient clinical setting, Dr.

Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D., LMFT

Department Chair, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
McCormick Tribune Chair in Marriage & Family Therapy
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

Dr. Rastogi’s work is multifaceted. Over the years she enjoyed the opportunity to teach, practice, coach, mentor, train, administer, conduct research and publish extensively in the field of couple and family therapy.