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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

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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.

Reentry Anxiety

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After more than a year of pandemic stress; social isolation; and overlapping demands of work, home and school, many of us have been eagerly awaiting a return to normal. As the pace of vaccinations picked up in the early half of 2021 and states and municipalities relaxed restrictions, that return to a semblance of normality is upon us.

When Politics & Culture Disrupt Family Relationships

Clinical Science Insight

Do you love someone whose beliefs are so different from your own that it feels nearly impossible to bridge the gap?  Therapist Aaron Cohn, Ph.D., LMFT, poses this question in his powerful new paper on navigating disrupted family relationships. Following the pandemic and the most divisive presidential election in recent history, many of us are intimately familiar with…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Substance Abuse Disorders

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We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “How has the fallout from the pandemic, including increased stress and social isolation, affected those with existing substance use disorders?”

Mental Health & Substance Use

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We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “What is the relationship between mental health and substance use disorders?”

Pathologizing Disorders

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We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “We often hear the term ‘pathologizing coping skills,‘ particularly when talking about substance use disorder. What does this term mean?”

Who are You in Your Relationship with Alcohol?

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We asked Tamara Faulkner, LCSW, CADC, “Recent studies have shown a marked increase in alcohol consumption over the past year. Could you provide a useful framework for individuals to think about their alcohol consumption if they are concerned about overusing alcohol?”