Programs for Professionals

 

pdf_icon Registration for Educational Events and Programs

                     Online Registration: Credit Card & PayPal

Professionals who are motivated to study Bowen theory can contact Victoria Harrison to develop independent study tailored to the realities of their responsibilities, schedules and goals.  A combination of learning experiences and individual coaching can be designed for beginners or for ongoing or advanced study.   If you are interested, contact Victoria Harrison at 713-790-0226 or vaharrison@sbcglobal.net.

Educational programs are approved for Continuing Education Credits for LPC, LMFT, and Social Work. Please request CEU Certification with registration.

Individual Coaching

Individual coaching to use Bowen theory to understand one’s own family and challenges as well as to work on differentiation of self is central for learning and using Bowen theory as a therapist or teacher, minister or in business consulting.  This is usually scheduled once a month for an hour and is available in the office or by Skype or Zoom or by phone.   Neurofeedback with Zengar and Biofeedback with F1000 instruments are available for those who want to learn more about how physiology and their brain are reacting to relationships and anxiety.
Fees and Registration: $200 an hour.  Insurance may cover a % of this fee.  No one will be declined because of financial limitations.  Schedule through discussion with Victoria Harrison.

Bowen Center for the Study of the Family Webcast:
Conversations with Faculty

Faculty of Bowen Center for the Study of the Family will present various topics via webcast based upon their work with Bowen theory.  The webcast will be live each month at the CSNSF Classroom.  Participants will be able to engage in discussion with the presenter in real time.  This program is for professionals at any level who are interested in the difference that Bowen theory makes in application and outcome.

Location:  CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland

Time and Dates:  Conversations with Faculty will be held one Monday a month from 1PM – 3PM.

September 23, 2013   Victoria Harrison
Emotional Systems in Nature and the Family: The Context for Differentiation of Self
This presentation will describe the evolution of the counterbalance between togetherness and individuality
in nature and illustrate ways in which relationships and differentiation of self are important for survival,
adaptation, and reproduction in the human family.

October 21, 2013        Victoria Harrison
The Difference that Bowen Theory Makes in Psychotherapy Practice
Clinical examples will illustrate ways that understanding emotional systems and differentiation of self guide clinical practice and its outcome.

November 18, 2013     Daniel Papero: TBA

December 16, 2013     Douglas Murphy
What a Difference It Makes How You Think About It
This presentation will compare a clinical example looking at it through the lens of Trauma theory and through Bowen theory to illustrate how the different perspectives conceptualize effort at change.

January 13, 2014        Kathleen Cauley
Triangle and Differentiation of Self
This presentation will explore the importance of self-knowledge and awareness of one’s own functioning in triangles with others.  An example from own family before an emotionally charged event will be used to illustrate these ideas.

February 10, 2014      Laura Brooks
Bridging a Cut Off: Defining a Self
This presentation will look at the difference that meaningful contact with family members makes in improving functioning.

March 17, 2014            Anne McKnight
The Mechanisms to Manage Anxiety in a Family
This presentation will utilize clinical examples to discuss the adaptive mechanisms identified in Bowen theory to manage anxiety in family systems.

April 7, 2014               Anne McKnight
The Mechanisms to Manage Anxiety in a Family 2
Further clinical examples to illustrate and discuss the mechanisms for adapting to anxiety and how people bring about change.

May 12, 2014             Anne McKnight
The Mechanisms to Manage Anxiety in a Family 3

June 9, 2014              Kathleen Wiseman
TBA

Fees and Registration:  $50 for each webcast.  CEU’s are provided in Social Work, LPC, and LMFT.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dates for 2014-2015 will be  9/15/14; 10/20/14; 11/17/14; 12/15/14; 1/12/15; 2/9/15; 3/16/15; 4/20/15
5/11/15 and 6/15/15.  Topics and Presenters will be announced as soon as possible for your advance planning.

Clinical Case Consultation educational_professional_2

Bowen theory provides a framework for understanding families and organizations as natural systems with factors that impact health and functioning in predictable ways. Case consultation is an opportunity for therapists, counselors, pastors, consultants and teachers who are learning and using Bowen theory to present clinical cases, organizational work, and research, teaching, or writing projects for the benefit of systems thinking. The seminar will maintain professional confidentiality. Attendance is by application only and interested people should contact vaharrison@sbcglobal.net or 713-790-0226.

Victoria Harrison will consult as well as present her own work and research.

Location: CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland

Time and Dates are scheduled on an individual basis

Fees and Registration: $50 for each session.  Case Consultation is offered as part of Independent Study.   CEU’s will be available in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and LPC upon request. CSNSF does not decline registration because of financial limitations. Individuals who are motivated to attend are requested to discuss what they can afford to pay with Victoria Harrison.

Webcast with Dr. Michael Kerr

Dr. Michael Kerr discusses clinical cases, research, observations about societal emotional process and the challenges of learning and using Bowen theory in a monthly webcast.  The topics for presentation are based upon his most current thinking and writing as well as upon the interests of those who attend.

CSNSF will attend the Kerr Webcast “live” this year and participants will be able to present their questions and comments to Dr. Kerr after his presentation for an exchange of thinking in real time.

Michael Kerr, MD was the second Director of Georgetown Family Center/Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and is now Director Emeritus.  He is a founding director of Bowen Theory Academy which sponsors this webcast. Dr. Kerr  is one of the foremost teachers and writers based in Bowen theory, known for his work with medical symptoms, particularly cancer, in families, societal regression,  evolution and Bowen theory as well as with challenging psychiatric and relationship problems.

Location:  CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland

Times and Dates:  One Friday a Month from 12:30PM – 2:30PM

September 27, 2013             January 17, 2014            May 16, 2014
October 25, 2013                  February 21, 2014         June 20, 2014
November 15, 2013             March 21, 2014
December 13, 2013               April 25, 2014

Fees and Registration: $50 for each session.  CEU’s will be available in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and LPC upon request. CSNSF does not decline registration because of financial limitations.  Individuals who are motivated to attend are requested to discuss what they can afford to pay with Victoria Harrsion.

Bowen Theory DVD Series:
Understanding Family and Developing Self

“When any key member of an emotional system can control his own emotional reactiveness and accurately observe the functioning of the system and his part in it, and he can avoid counterattacking when his is provoked, and when he can maintain an active relationship with the other key members without withdrawing or becoming silent, the entire system will change in a series of predictable ways.” Murray Bowen

Basics in Bowen theory is the longest running Bowen theory seminar in Houston, Texas. The thinking of Murray Bowen continues to inform and inspire the efforts of individuals to better understand their own family, to address challenges through differentiation of self, and to apply systems thinking in all areas of life and work. The most common comment from those who are new to Bowen theory is “Dr. Bowen is talking about my family!” The most common comment from those who have years of study is “I hear something new that applies to my situation every time I watch this tape.” This evening videotape seminar series will present DVDs chosen to describe and illustrate steps toward differentiation of self and the difference they make in one’s family and life.

Victoria Harrison will chair this seminar and discussion.

Location: CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland
Times and Dates: From 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM on Thursdays
Dates will be posted soon.

Fees and Registration: $50 for each session.   Attendance is limited to the 8 registrants. CEUs will be available in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and LPC upon request. CSNSF does not decline registration because of financial limitations. Individuals who are motivated to attend are requested to discuss what they can afford to pay with Victoria Harrison.

For further information or to register, please contact Victoria Harrison at
vaharrison@sbcglobal.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or 713-790-0226.