Border Programs Description

Programs at CSNSF Border Programs  2013 – 2014

Societal Seminar

Pat Comella, JD and Louise Rauseo, RN, MS, CS
This seminar focuses on using Bowen theory to study and discover the emotional forces in society, forces that are a part of the challenges of living as responsible humans in a complex world.  Supplemental readings are available one month prior to each seminar.

Time and Dates:
Saturdays: 9 am – 12 Noon
August 24, October 12, January 18, April 26 and July 19

Location:  All Saints Church Hall, 1415 Dakota, El Paso, TX 79930

Registration and Fees:  $40 for each seminar   3 CEU’s are available $15
Please contact Lydia Hernandez to register

Intensive Program in The Study of Bowen Theory for
Applications in Your Family and Field of Work

Registration required by September 1
For information or to register contact Louise Rauseo or Victoria Harrison

Victoria Harrison, MA, Founder and Director of CSNSF Houston will serve as faculty.

The purposes of this program are to

  •  Engage individuals in the study of Bowen theory and work on differentiation of self as the basis for learning to “think systems” about problems in the family and society
  • Provide individuals experience in the ways that projects and practices based in systems thinking and differentiation of self bring about changes in their functioning and the functioning of the family, organization, and community.

The design of the program includes:
Contact with theory through DVDs and readings
Lecture and Discussion
Individual Coaching
Consultation in applications beyond one’s own family, ie clinical cases, research or writing projects
Other activities that are tailored to the goals and background of participants

Day 1:  AM Lecture/Discussion based upon Bowen theory DVD and assigned reading in Bowen’s work

PM  Presentations and Consultation on applications of Bowen theory by participants

Day 2:  One hour individual coaching/consultation with or without Zengar NeurOptimal neurofeedback.
One hour individual coaching/consultation by Skype or telephone will be scheduled during the months between sessions in El Paso.

Location:  All Saints Church Hall, 1415 Dakota, El Paso, TX 79930

Time and Dates:  Day 1:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm (or later if participants warrant)
Fridays: October 18, 2013; January 24, April 4, and July 25, 2014

Day 2:  Hourly appointments scheduled with each participant on
Thursday afternoon/evening  on October 17, 2013; January 23, April 3, and July 24, 2014
or on Saturday morning/afternoon on October 19, 2013; January 25, April 5, and July 26, 2014
Hourly appointments scheduled monthly in between sessions by Skype or telephone.

Registration and Fees: Contact Victoria Harrison to discuss details or to register

Day 1:  $1000 for the year with payment plans available through discussion with Victoria Harrison
Day 2:  One hour Coaching Consultation: $100 a session
Scholarships are available and Coaching Consultations can be billed as psychotherapy with several insurance companies.

Bowen Theory Videos and Discussion

Anita Ochsner, RN, EdD

This is an opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion of Bowen’s original thinking about his theory and the implications of understanding family systems for individuals, families, organizations and society.

Time and Dates:  4:30 – 6:30 pm on First Thursday evening
September 5,  October 3, November 7, December 5,  2013 and
February 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1, 2014

Location:  All Saints Church Hall, 1415 Dakota, El Paso, TX 79930

Registration and Fees:  $20 each session.  No one will be declined to register because of money. Please speak with Anita Ochsner about Scholarships.  CEUs available. Please discuss with Ms. Ochsner.

Please contact Lydia Hernandez to register:

Bowen Theory Book Study

Louise Rauseo, RN, MS

This is an indepth discussion of Bowen’s original papers with applications to family and work.
Selected reading from Family Therapy in Clinical Practice by Murray Bowen (1978) and Family Evaluation by Michael Kerr with the afterward by Murray Bowen (1980) for each session will be sent by email.  Check CSNSF Book Store under Resources to order these books from

Location:  All Saints Church Hall, 1415 Dakota, El Paso, TX 79930

Time and Dates:  9 am – 12 Noon Quarterly on Friday: October 11, January 17, April 25 and July 18

Registration and Fees:  $30  3 CEUs available for $10
Please contact Lydia Hernandez to register:  lhdezmore@aollcom

The Family Diagram

Ada Luisa Trillo, MA

This workshop on The Family Diagram enables people to see the family as a system and to study many of the forces that impact individual development using the eight concepts defined in Bowen theory.  Such understanding can be a step in the process of differentiating a more mature self.

Location:  All Saints Church Hall, 1415 Dakota, El Paso, TX 79930

Time and Dates:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pmPart I:  Tuesdays:  September 17, October 1, and October 15, 2013
Part II: Tuesdays:  February 4, February 18 and March 4, 2014

Registration and Fees:  $150 for each part or $300 for total
CEU’s available: $10 each
Please contact Lydia Hernandez to register:  lhdezmore@aollcom

Programs on Request

Organizations or individuals can request programs to fit their specific needs or interests.  For example:

Clinical Applications of Bowen Theory with Louise Rauseo, RN, MS, CS is a full day study for clinicians that meets four times a year.  This includes material from Bowen’s original writing and clinical videos.  Clinical consultation includes applications of Bowen theory in one’s own family and differentiation of self in clinical practice.

Please contact Louise Rauseo to discuss your interests in programs.