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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.

Anthony Chambers featured in New York Times Article Titled "How to Find the Right Couples Therapist"


Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP was recently featured in an article in The New York Times titled "How to Find the Right Couples Therapist." In the article, Chambers offers insight on the credentials that may be helpful in looking for a couples therapist, how using referrals from close friends can be a helpful place to start when looking for a couples therapist, and t

Pillars of Well-Being Mindfulness Workshop


This workshop was designed as an introduction for anyone who wants to cultivate a gentler and more flexible approach to living in today’s world.

How to Complain

Tip of the month - Couple

It’s never easy finding the balance between accepting versus complaining about the things that give us a hard time in our partner. But complain we must, occasionally and with kindness, lest a growing reservoir of irritation spill over its banks.  Here are some examples of complaints expressed well: 

Anthony Chambers Speaks to WTTW about Expanding Mental Health Services, Diversifying Available Therapists


Organizations across the city, including The Family Institute at Northwestern University, are working to provide more mental health services to Black and Latino Chicagoans. Part of that effort involves growing a more diverse pool of therapists. Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP was featured on a recent news story, produced in partnership with students at the Medill School of…

Dawn Livorsi on WTTW's Chicago Today Weighs in on US Health Panel Recommendation for Anxiety Screening in Kids


Dawn Livorsi, D.S.W., LCSW, was featured on WTTW's Chicago Today to weigh in on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that kids ages 8 and older be screened for anxiety. “Talk to your kids, recognize that not all communication is verbal,” Livorsi said. “Your kid is communicating, whether or not they’re speaking verbally to you, so look at their behavior.”

Responding to Bids

Tip of the month - Couple

It’s not the grand birthday gift or the surprise weekend getaway that form the foundation of the best relationships. No, it’s how partners respond to the endless stream of small, everyday moments when, consciously or not, we “invite” our partner’s interest.

Teaching Self-Compassion

Tip of the month - Family

“I’m so stupid.”  Do you ever have that thought? Or mutter those words out loud when you make a mistake or can’t figure something out?   “I’m such a loser.” 

Understanding the Effects of Complex Trauma in Youth 


Gabriel is having a hard time keeping up in school. He falls asleep in class, struggles to focus on his schoolwork, and lashes out at others. What his teacher and classmates don’t know is that Gabriel has been through a lot of adversity during his life. He is tired because he has nightmares about his father, who gets violent when he is angry. He can’t concentrate because…