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In addition to active research labs, The Family Institute at Northwestern University also cultivates a number of ongoing research projects.

Common Factors of Supervision

This team aims to understand the application of the four common factors of supervision. Specifically, we will collect data within individual and group supervision to understand the effectiveness of the four supervision roles on supervisees and client outcomes.

Neil Venketramen, LMFT

Core Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Sexual Behaviors Project

The aim of the proposed study is to identify the ways in which analreceptive heterosexual males (ARHMs) actualize the practice of pegging in the face of pervasive sociocultural stigma against male anal pleasure. In so doing, will also intend to highlight aspects of culturally humble therapeutic practice (McDowell et al., 2019) for clinicians working with this population.

Jen Rafacz, Ph.D., CST

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Clinical Lecturer

Samuel Allen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Clinical Outcomes Project

Description coming soon.

Jay Lebow, Ph.D., ABPP, LCP, LMFT

Senior Scholar and Senior Therapist
Clinical Professor

Brandon Hollie, Ph.D.

Dissemination & Implementation Research & Outcome Evaluation Postdoctoral Fellow
Community Program Evaluation

Description coming soon.

Dara Winley, Ph.D.

Director of the Bette D. Harris Clinic & Community Programs