Border Programs Description

Programs at CSNSF Border Programs  2014 – 2015


Mindful Leadership:  A Journey

This conference will focus on Bowen theory as the basis for the work of Louise Rauseo at the
El Paso/Juarez Border as she retired from directing CSNSF Programs there.  Speakers will include
Andrea Schara, Victoria Harrison, Louise Rauseo, Ada Trillo, Anita Ochsner, and Liza Richardson.

A reception to recognize and celebrate Louise Rauseo’s contributions will follow this conference.

Date and Time:
Friday, October 10, 2014: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Reception and Celebration:  3:40 – 4:30 pm

Location:  Diocese of El Paso, 444 Matthews, 79907 in the Pinto Rooms.
This location has our venue for conference in the past, and houses the Tepeyac Institute.

Registration and Fees:    $74 Early Bird Registration by September 30, 2014
$89 after October 1, 2014
If 5 or more people from the same organization register, the fee is $85 each.

You may call Lydia Hernandez Morera at 915-240-4628, or email her at to register.
We accept Cash, check or Purchase Order from an organization. There are a limited number of scholarships available.
4.25  CEU’s are available for Social Work, LPC, and LMFT:  $20

Intensive Program in The Study of Bowen Theory for
Applications in Your Family and Field of Work
For information or to register contact  vaharrison@sbcglobal.netVictoria 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)

Day 2:  Hourly appointments scheduled with each participant on
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:  TBA
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:  TBA

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:

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:  TBA

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

Programs Under Development

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