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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.

Resources To Help Families Cope After a Mass Shooting


The federal government's Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs recently compiled a list of resources to help children, families, educators and community members cope after mass shootings. 

Terror Through Texting

Tip of the month - Family

The story has been circulating through the Chicago grapevine: a 15-year-old student at one of the city’s high schools hung himself in January. The family claims that relentless bullying, much of it through text messages, pushed their son to this horrifying outcome. They have filed suit against the school and a host of parents of the classmates who participated in the bullying.

How the Pandemic Has Changed Dating for Emerging Adults


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


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


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


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