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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 Value of Video Gaming for Older Adults


Dr. Dawn Livorsi spoke to Chicago Health: Caregiving about the growing number of older adults that are turning to video games to build connections and community.  Read more

How to Stay Connected While Letting Go


It’s that time of year when young adults head off to college and their caregivers try to find ways to best support them.  In that process, caregivers may have complex and confusing reactions to developmental changes that they see in their child.  There is no one best way to manage this major transition for you and your child.  The choices you make will likely depend on your…

Right Versus Smart

Tip of the month - Couple

You’re waiting at a busy downtown intersection, meeting your partner for lunch. Ten minutes have passed, fifteen…twenty minutes and no call, no text — nothing. She arrives after thirty minutes, cool calm and collected. Seeing the vexed look on your face, she asks what’s wrong. And within moments, you’re locked in a debate over the original plans, back and forth in a verbal tug…

7 Steps to Help You Build a Healthy Relationship With Exercise


Michele Kereulis, Ed.D, LCPC spoke to Livestrong about the importance of building a healthy relationship with exercise. Read More

Lonely Children

Tip of the month - Family

My grandson, age seven, plays the videogame Minecraft every night at 6:30 with a friend. They play online, each at home in front of their respective screens. There are occasional in-person play dates, but those are rare. When I first heard about the Minecraft routine, I considered it a wonderful way of engaging with a pal, especially during the pandemic. Lately, I’m not so…

Dr. Smita Gautam Speaks to ABC7 News About How Children Process Trauma Differently


Nearly a week after the mass shooting that took place at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, many throughout the community, both near and far, are struggling to cope with the resulting trauma of yet another senseless act of gun violence. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Smita Gautam with The Family Institute at Northwestern University spoke to ABC7 about how…

How to Know If Your Partner Is Controlling and What to Do If They Are


Lisa Gordon, Ph.D., shared with Newsweek some of the telling signs of a controlling partner and what you can do about it.   Read Article

‘I Can’t Stop Worrying About Money, Even Though I Have Enough’


Bahareh Sahebi, PSY.D., LMFT, was interviewed by The Cut New York Magazine, for the advice column MY TWO CENTS. In the article, I Can’t Stop Worrying About Money, Even Though I Have Enough, shared her expertise answering a reader’s personal question about her anxieties related to her spending habits.   Read Article