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Sharing Our Knowledge With You

As researchers, educators and therapists, we work with our clients and PARTNER TO SEE CHANGE. Browse our behavioral health resources for psychoeducational content grounded in the latest research and developed for you by our expert clinicians. Here, you will find our popular Tips of the Month and Clinical Science Insights publication series, you can hear podcasts and watch webinars on a variety of themes, read topical articles from our therapists and learn about our latest publications.

50 Realistic Ways to Improve Your Mental Health


As a way to celebrate our 50th anniversary, therapists at The Family Institute have provided 50 actionable tips for taking care of your mental health. Some of the strategies include practicing mindfulness, overcoming perfectionism, nurturing your relationships and shifting your mindset.

The New Self-Esteem: Feeling Worthy from the Inside Out

Clinical Science Insight

In this engaging explanation of The New Self-Esteem, Aaron Cooper discusses the issues associated with today's abundance of parenting styles, and a potential solution for the anxieties of concerned parents and their affected children, alike.

Navigating Life in Quarantine with Adult Children | Facebook Live


Jacob Goldsmith, Ph.D., LCP, Casey Gamboni, Ph.D., LMFT, and Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, Ph.D., LCP, talk and take questions about ways that parents and emerging adults can navigate living together in an age of quarantine.

Therapy through Technology


Among the many unanticipated consequences of the pandemic is the rapid acceptance of teleconferencing technology in health care. We are daily reading about medical providers using this technology to perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for all manner of health-related problems. The field of psychotherapy is likewise embracing the technology as a means of providing…

The Timely Benefits of Brief Therapy


A new reality is setting in. Children are home from school and people are being encouraged to work at home or not work at all. As couples and families adjust to these new routines, habits and shared working environments, there may be an increase in feelings of worry, frustration and exhaustion. 

Your Kids and COVID-19


Be mindful of your own reactions and your own level of anxiety so that you can model calm. Listen to them. Ask them what they have heard so you can correct inaccurate information. Answer questions keeping their age, maturity, and developmental level in mind. If you don’t know the answer, take a break and look up answers from reputable sources such as CDC and WHO. If your…

How to Respond to a Partner’s Venting

Tip of the month - Couple

Sometimes, we just need to vent. We need to blow off steam and get something off our chest. My supervisor drives me crazy! I could just strangle Aunt Louise! The way our kids were arguing in the car, I wanted to pull over and abandon them right there! When we’re filled with emotion following a challenging experience, conversation isn’t necessarily what we’re looking for. A…

What is CBT?


What is CBT?1 That is an excellent question and one that a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) clinician will routinely and proactively address with a client in a first treatment session or in an introductory call.