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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.

Guided Meditation

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Michael Maslar, Psy.D., and Director of Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies at The Family Institute leads a guided meditation practice.

An Introduction to Mindfulness

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As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are sharing strategies, key ideas and tips from our therapists around different themes. This week’s theme is mindfulness with posts from Michael Maslar, Psy.D., Director of our Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies Program. 

Motherhood | Facebook Live

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Few things, if any, can rival the strength of the bond of motherhood. The significance of this relationship is what imbues it with an array of powerful experiences and emotions. Such emotional experiences with or as mothers form over time our unique and shared meanings of motherhood. Transitions to Parenthood Clinical Director Nikki Lively, LCSW, hosted a discussion around…

Tips for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

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It’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness week, and I’m so honored to have the opportunity to share some key ideas and coping strategies that I use in psychotherapy with my clients to support their mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. I’ll be sharing one per day everyday this week. I hope they can support and inspire a daily intention as you face each day.

Sparking Gratitude & Naming Losses

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A swatch of silver lining during the coronavirus pandemic: To Have (sparking gratitude) and Have Not (naming losses) conversations with the children. There’s much they can learn — lessons for a lifetime of emotional health and well-being — by guiding them through these tough times in an emotionally intelligent way.

Strategies for Couples in Quarantine | Facebook Live

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In this time of quarantine, not only do new struggles arise, but old ones can be exacerbated with the shattering of routines and a lack of personal space and distance. Even in the best of circumstances, spending 24 hours a day together in the same space can present difficulties, and when we add anxiety, upended routines, new responsibilities and financial and domestic…

Surviving Shelter-in-Place with your Partner

Tip of the month - Couple

Uncouplings surged during the month of March in China as partners, coming out of their nation’s coronavirus lockdown, filed for divorce in record numbers. “If absence makes the heart grow fonder, the opposite might be true of too much time spent together in close quarters.”i

Teletherapy with Kids

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Our director of child, adolescent & family services, Natasha Varela, LCPC, took time recently to answer some questions about providing teletherapy to some of our younger clients.