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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.

How can a relationship survive an infidelity? | Facebook Live

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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

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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

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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…

How to Utilize the Research About Children and Screen Time

Clinical Science Insight

In this edition, Benjamin Rosen, Ph.D., explores the complexity of the existing research on the effects of increased digital media consumption on children and adolescents. He argues that while some concerns are valid, others are often overgeneralized and sensationalized. The situation is not as dire as some fear and contextual factors matter.

How to Nurture Your Kids' Relationship with Their Grandparents

Tip of the month - Family

If you find yourself sandwiched between two generations — your children and your aging parents — do all that you can to nurture their connection.1 With some exceptions, grandparents can deliver to grand-kids the unconditional love — and more — that can make an important contribution to a child's life. Particularly during times of family upheaval such as divorce, remarriage or…

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

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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.

What's Behind the Bickering?

Tip of the month - Couple

Couples researcher John Gottman, Ph.D., was asked in an interview what the number one issue is that couples fight about. His answer? Nothing. Couples, he said, fight about nothing. Listen to the 1-minute interview above and hear it for yourself.

Anxiety: Benefits and Drawbacks | Webinar

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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.