Ada Luisa Valdes Trillo
Ada Luisa V. de Trillo will begin to direct CSNSF Border Program in October, 2015. Ms. Trillo has been a member of the CSNSF Board of Directors since 2007 and on the Advisory Commitee since 2003. She attended the Postgraduate Program at The Bowen Center (formerly Georgetown Family Center) from 2002- 2006 following undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sociology from University of Texas at El Paso.
Life in Cd. Juarez, Mx, family history in Mexico, and a strong academic background in sociological research support Ada Trillo’s interest in Societal Process. She has studied violence on the border through the lens of Bowen theory and published two articles on that subject in Family Systems Forum. She believes that the Border Program is in a privileged position to study migration, issues related to anxiety, and the function of community. She has developed and taught courses in Bowen theory, the family diagram, and the importance of family research on both sides of the border.
Ms. Trillo began to integrate neurofeedback for the study of stress reactions and for self-regulation into teaching, research and consulting in 2007. Her current projects include a local presentation of ideas about the family and community based in Bowen theory on local Televisa channel Community Service Spots. This project is part of an effort to make Bowen theory available to Spanish speaking people in Cd. Juarez and El Paso and beyond. She is also working on the development of a research project on community building and locations of violent activity.