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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.

The Gift of Self-Soothing

Tip of the month - Couple

For your partner’s next birthday or special occasion, consider this gift idea: “My gift to you today is a promise to handle myself better in the future when I’m flooded with emotion.”  

Confronting Anxiety


I’m seated on a flight soaring tens of thousands of feet above the ground. The plane abruptly falls several feet and then bounces back up. Suddenly it feels like my heart is racing at the same speed as the aircraft. My hands grip my seat and I feel an uncomfortable sensation rising in my throat.  My mind declares, “I can’t handle this.”

Black Mental Health Community Forum


Minority communities have be disproportionally affected by the negative impacts of COVID-19 and other unimaginable tragedies and events causing an increase in reports of stress, depression and anxiety.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder


Autism Spectrum Disorder can take on many forms, ranging in severity and symptoms often causing the disorder to be misunderstood. Renay Gartner, Psy.D., Director of Assessment Services and Amy Wolok, Psy.D. discuss how Autism is diagnosed, how it might present, and what current research is saying about the disorder.

Slow Down

Tip of the month - Family

When so many cultural trends have shaped us into creatures who move fast — and who want everyone and everything around us to move fast, too — can we reasonably expect ourselves to slow down? It may be reaching for the stars to harbor this wish, but it could make a world of difference in our effectiveness as parents.  

Fostering a Healthy Relationship with Yourself


A healthy relationship with yourself is the foundation for all other relationships. When you don’t have a positive relationship with yourself, other relationships can suffer. But what does a loving relationship with yourself look like? Here are three important ways to foster love for yourself.  

Katie-Lamb Heinz Featured on NBC Chicago's Making a Difference


Katie Lamb-Heinz, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Family Institute at Northwestern University, was recently featured on NBC Chicago's Making a Difference, showcasing The Family Institute's commitment to providing therapy at no cost through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic for clients seeking mental healthcare they need. Lamb-Heinz also shared information…

Supporting Children's Mental Health


As we continue to battle the children's mental health emergency, this 1-hour virtual event featured a discussion amongst Caroline Callahan, M.S., AMFT, Jocelyn McDonnell, M.A., LCPC, NCC and