During the past 40 years, dual-income households have nearly doubled, and female breadwinning households are on the rise. In this discussion, we will cover the unique challenges dual-income couples face from the “second-shift” to the current child-centered parenting culture that place a strain on relationships. We will explore the ways gender, culture, and the fear of failure impact couples and learn how to reprioritize your partner and self and increase a sense of parity and connectedness.
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Emily Klear, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Director, Couple Services at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Currently, Ms. Klear is an instructor and provides clinical supervision to students in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program.
Ms. Klear received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History from the University of Michigan and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to her clinical training during graduate school, Ms. Klear worked part-time at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine researching women and depression, and administering diagnostic interviews.
Ms. Klear takes an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy. She centers treatment around clients' strengths and goals, whether addressing daily life issues or more severe psychological concerns. She focuses on increasing clients' self-awareness, facilitating personal growth, and fostering enrichment in relationships. Ms. Klear works couples and adult individuals, specializing in difficult transitions to parenthood and work related issues. Her therapeutic practice is also informed from her previous career in corporate retail and working for a privately held family business.
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