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Gratitude Gala Fireside Chat featuring Daniel Wilsea and Ben Zobrist

At The Family Institute at Northwestern University's second annual Gratitude Gala, moderator Daniel Wilsea sat down for a fireside chat with former Cub and 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist. During the conversation, Ben spoke about his experience with mental health as a pro-athlete, how he managed the pressures of game days, and how both parents and coaches can best support the next generation of athletes. He also shared his advocacy work surrounding mental health through…

Puja Shah Highlights The Bette D. Harris Clinic on NBC 5's Making a Difference

On Sunday, April 28, Puja Shah, M.A., LCPC, Director of the Bette D. Harris Clinic & Community Programs highlighted the free behavioral health services available at the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic. She also shared information surrounding The Family Institute's Gratitude Gala. 

Giving an Effective Apology Webinar

In this webinar discussion, Jayne Kinsman, LMFT, alongside moderator Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D., ABPP delve into the nuances and research insights surrounding apologies. Learn the common missteps often made in offering apologies and uncover strategies for crafting sincere and impactful expressions of remorse. Whether you're seeking to mend relationships or cultivate deeper connections, this discussion will equip you with practical tools to effectively navigate the art of an…

Stress Management & Resilience Webinar

Life is full of curveballs, both big and small. Whether it's work, family, or simply the day-to-day stressors, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. During this webinar, Daniela Van Pelt, M.S.W., LCSW and Alyssa Campbell, Ph.D., LMFT delved into effective strategies for navigating stress, anxiety, and fostering resilience in challenging times. Gain valuable insights, practical tips, and evidence-based techniques to enhance your overall well-being.

Intimacy & Emotional Connection Webinar

Heather Chamberland, Psy.D., AMFT, LCP, Rebecca Coopersmith, LCSW, CSE and Lesley Fisher, M.S., LMFT discuss effective techniques that empower couples to enhance their emotional connection, deepen mutual understanding, and uncover the impact of individual well-being on overall relationship intimacy. 

Parent Coaching & Support for School-Aged Children Webinar

Supporting children through mental health concerns and disruptive behavior is often one of the most challenging parts of being a parent. Evidence suggests, however, that parental and environmental supports are an effective way to foster behavioral, emotional, and cognitive development. Leigh Monahan, Ph.D. describes what parent-mediated interventions are, why they can be helpful, and what type of concerns they can address.

Holiday Stress & Wellness Webinar Recording

The holiday season is a time of year associated with joy, but it can also be accompanied by stressors ranging anywhere from family dynamics to financial pressures. Stephanie Bowman, J.D., M.A., LPC, and Shirley Khong, LPC offer practical wellness tips to help you navigate and manage the challenges that often come with this festive time of year.

Inner Healing Through Grief and Loss

Dealing with the complexities that arise in the aftermath of grief and loss can feel all-encompassing.