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“Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” | Video

As part of the Family Action Network’s Grand Rounds series for professionals, Dr. Maru Torres-Gregory facilitated a conversation with researchers and psychologists, John and Julie Gottman, about their book, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

How can a relationship survive an infidelity? | Facebook Live

The Family Institute is bringing our "Let’s Talk" series to a new platform — Facebook live video. Each month, a host will have a conversation with a different therapist at The Family Institute on a topic related to mental health and relationship, providing tips for our Facebook audience — all happening live.

Resolving Conflict Effectively: How to Establish Respect & Connection | Webinar

In this webinar, Jayne Kinsman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, discusses common scenarios that create conflict in relationships with loved ones, friends or at work. She then describes specific skills and tools anyone can use to resolve a conflict in those kinds of relationships. Listeners will learn the following:

Neil Venketramen on Marrying Well | Podcast

Though he found himself to be older than his classmates, he knew he came to Northwestern for a reason, to become a marriage and family therapist after a long career in consulting. Neil Venketramen '16 MS has made many transitions throughout his life — from growing up in South Africa under apartheid to moving to the United States consulting for Deloitte, to getting a degree from and later working at The Family Institute at Northwestern University as a therapist.

Let's Talk: Overcoming Relationship Challenges for Dual-Income Couples | Podcast

In this episode of our podcast series "Let's Talk," Neil Venketramen, therapist at The Family Institute, interviews Emily Klear, director of Couple Services. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, one of Ms. Klear's specialties is helping modern dual-income couples to find work-life balance and navigate the changing power dynamics in their marriage.

Anxiety: Benefits and Drawbacks | Webinar

Thomas Alm, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Family Institute, discusses how our brains evolved to be primed for threat but how often our level of response doesn’t match the threat we are facing. He talks about the benefits of anxiety as well as the drawbacks when our anxiety interferes with living a valued life across the lifespan. Dr. Alm talks about specific approaches in working with anxiety including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and…

Sick and Tired: Marriage in the Face of Illness | Webinar

Featuring Tamara Sher, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Professor at The Family Institute, this webinar addresses the chronic strains and stressors of both living with a romantic partner who has a serious illness and being a person with a serious illness who is married. We call this webinar "Sick and Tired" to connote the stressors associated with each role: that of the sick person who is sick of being sick and that of the partner who is tired from taking…

Loving Relationships and Career at Northwestern | Podcast

Dr. Alexandra Solomon started out in pre-med as an undergraduate but she went on to become a different type of doctor than she initially intended. Dr. Solomon came to Northwestern for her Masters and PhD programs in clinical psychology and she never left. Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern and she is the professor for one of the most popular courses at Northwestern: Marriage 101.