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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.

Understanding Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)


It seems no matter where I turn, I hear variations of the term “narcissist” or “narcissism”.  It is becoming an endemic part of society’s lexicon when describing less than desirable behaviors and attitudes of another person.

Amber Przybyla Spoke to Today about Why We Messed with our Barbies as Kids


Many former Barbie lovers have stories of doll destruction. Why is this, and is it normal? Amber Przybyla, LPC, ATR of The Family Institute at Northwestern University recently spoke to to discuss why we messed with our Barbies, and what it said about our future selves.

Jocelyn McDonnell Spoke to Caregiving Magazine about the Benefits of Collecting


In a recent article by Caregiving Magazine, Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC offers insight to the mental health benefits of the pastime of collecting. One of the benefits highlighted is a sense of community. “Collecting gives people a sense of belonging to a community of people with the same interests,” says McDonnell. “They might participate in an online forum about the…

Anthony Chambers Featured in New York Times Article about "Phubbing"


Ignoring a partner in favor of your phone, or “phubbing,” can lead to feelings of distrust and ostracism. Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP recently spoke to The New York Times to offer strategies to get past phubbing within your relationship. “I can’t stress enough the importance of letting your partner know how you feel,” Dr. Chambers said. “Once you have understanding and…

Back to School

Tip of the month - Family

Classes are resuming this time of year, and so are... mistakes.  Mistakes? 

What’s So Scary About Grief? Confronting Meaninglessness After Loss


"But what is grief, if not love persevering?" -Quote from the TV series WandaVision, Episode 8: "Previously On," Marvel Studios  

Who Unwinds?

Tip of the month - Couple

Cortisol? It's the hormone associated with stress. It peaks shortly after awakening in the morning and decreases as the day goes on, with spikes during stressful moments. Cortisol levels can be quite high by the evening, depending on the demands of the day and the demands after the workday ends. The bad news is that elevated end-of-day cortisol has been associated with burnout…

Back to School Anxiety: Returning or Transitioning to College


The transition back to school can be a source of anxiety and stress for many students.