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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.

How the Pandemic Has Changed Dating for Emerging Adults

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Online dating platforms over the past decade have transformed how emerging adults pursue and initiate intimate relationships, and during the pandemic’s quarantine, they became a primary means of connection for emerging adults.

Tips for Graduates Transitioning to a New Life Stage

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Graduation can be an exciting time that can also be fraught with stress. It involves saying goodbye to a familiar way of life, friends you’ve built strong bonds with and a place that’s felt like home.

How to Create Space to Avoid Triggering a Partner's Hurt Feelings

Tip of the month - Couple

In the television series Parenthood, which ended its run eight years ago, the character of Adam tells his younger, more relationship-challenged brother that every morning he utters “I’m sorry” three times to his wife, whether or not he’s aware of having done anything to hurt her. He sees it as a kind of insurance policy against the inevitable injuries of married life. And he…

We Celebrate Gay Pride

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The Family Institute at Northwestern University joins in this month’s celebration of Gay Pride. We unequivocally support and honor the dignity and equality of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as people with differences in sex development and others under the umbrella of sexual and gender minorities.  

Jocelyn McDonnell spoke to WGN-TV about how to talk to children about the tragic reality of school shootings

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After another tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC from our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy team spoke to WGN-TV about how to talk to the children in your life about the tragic reality of school shootings. Watch the meaningful tips McDonnell had to share at the link below. Watch the interview on WGN9

Panel Discussion: Addressing the Children's Mental Health Crisis

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Earlier this year, the nation's leading experts in pediatric health declared the mental health crisis among children so dire that it has become a national emergency.  It also prompted an influential group of experts to recommend for the first time, screening all children ages 8 to 18 for anxiety.

Support Following Another Deadly School Shooting

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Our hearts are once again broken as we grapple with the senseless and deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. With 19 children and two teachers losing their lives to gun violence, no words feel adequate to express what we feel. This shooting comes on the heels of the racially motivated mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo New York and adds to a devasting toll…

From Prom Dreams to Covid Extremes: The Pandemic’s Short-Term Effects on Teens

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Covid-19 took all of us by storm two years ago. Fear, anxiety, and uncertainty quickly found its way into every corner of our society. Millions of people across ages, races, genders, locations and socioeconomic statuses felt the emotional, mental and social tolls. As a result, each of us has our own unique “Covid chapter.” And many of us are still writing these chapters. We…