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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.

6 Habits to Help Couples Argue More Kindly

Tip of the month - Couple

Sky-high cholesterol and off-the-charts blood pressure aren't the only ways we put our health at risk. Research out of Ohio State University and reported in the December, 2005 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry revealed that certain levels of marital conflict were associated with the body's ability to heal itself.

Stressful Life Events and Major Depression

Clinical Science Insight

Major depressive disorder is a relatively common but severe illness associated with significant impairment in functioning. It was identified as the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide in 1990, and it is predicted to be the leading cause of disability by 2020 (Murray & Lopez, 1996). Major depression is an episodic disorder – that is, individuals suffering from…

What does research have to say about families and psychotherapy?

Clinical Science Insight

Modern research on family psychology and psychotherapy has much to offer psychotherapists, and, by extension, all those who are consumers of mental health treatment. Currently, research on mental health in families is being conducted in such diverse areas as family interaction, child and adolescent development, risk factors for psychopathology, the prevention of family…

What to Expect When Expecting: The Transition to Parenthood

Clinical Science Insight

The transition to parenthood can be an exciting time for couples, full of anticipation and hope for the future. In preparing to become parents, couples often focus on childbirth and childrearing. Hospitals, bookstores, and the Internet offer extensive resources on childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care. However, less attention is given to the couple’s relationship, and the…

Alcohol and the adolescent brain

Clinical Science Insight

Adolescence is a significant developmental period in which numerous changes occur, including the biological changes of puberty; greater autonomy from parents and family; increased time spent with peers; and the tendency to engage in greater exploration and risk-taking behaviors, like experimentation with alcohol. At the same time these changes are occurring, however,…

Encouraging Courage

Clinical Science Insight

Contemporary daily living takes a great deal of courage – without it, it is very easy to get lost, stuck, or overcome with fear. In today’s age of modern science, when it is not easy to rely solely on faith, courage may be a key ingredient of human resiliency.

Demystifying Family Therapy

Clinical Science Insight

Families represent one of the most important contexts for human relationships. When families function well, family relationships can be immensely satisfying. However, when families do not function well, family relationships can be distressingly painful. When problems emerge, families are increasingly turning to family therapists for help. In fact, family therapy is one of the…

International Adoption: Broadening How We Build Families

Clinical Science Insight

In 2008, 17,438 children were adopted internationally by American parents, according to data from the U.S. Department of State. Parents who choose to bring a child into their family through international adoption experience far-reaching impacts, because they must both negotiate the usual tasks of parenting while also meeting the specific cultural and social challenges…