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Black Mental Health Community Forum

Minority communities have be disproportionally affected by the negative impacts of COVID-19 and other unimaginable tragedies and events causing an increase in reports of stress, depression and anxiety.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder can take on many forms, ranging in severity and symptoms often causing the disorder to be misunderstood. Renay Gartner, Psy.D., Director of Assessment Services and Amy Wolok, Psy.D. discuss how Autism is diagnosed, how it might present, and what current research is saying about the disorder.

Katie-Lamb Heinz Featured on NBC Chicago's Making a Difference

Katie Lamb-Heinz, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Family Institute at Northwestern University, was recently featured on NBC Chicago's Making a Difference, showcasing The Family Institute's commitment to providing therapy at no cost through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic for clients seeking mental healthcare they need. Lamb-Heinz also shared information about the Gratitude Gala on May 10.

Supporting Children's Mental Health

As we continue to battle the children's mental health emergency, this 1-hour virtual event featured a discussion amongst Caroline Callahan, M.S., AMFT, Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC and 

Navigating High Achieving Female Professionalism

On March 29, Heather Lofton, Ph.D. and Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW engaged in a 1-hour discussion, moderated by Sara Benhamron, Cloud Solution Architect for Sustainability at Microsoft, surrounding the specific challenges that high-achieving women may face in the workplace that can have an effect on their mental health.

Learn New Ways to Connect and Reconnect with Loved Ones

During the webinar, Tamara Faulkner LCSW, CADC, Director of Couple Services spoke with Rebecca Coopersmith, LSW, CSE and Leah Fishbein M.S., LMFT in a discussion on how to develop stronger relationships with those you care for most.

Pillars of Well-Being Mindfulness Workshop

This workshop was designed as an introduction for anyone who wants to cultivate a gentler and more flexible approach to living in today’s world.

Panel Discussion: The Disruptors Film

On October 27, 2022, The Family Institute at Northwestern University hosted a screening of The Disruptors film at the Chicago Cultural Center. This documentary takes viewers through the challenges and surprising triumphs of living with ADHD.