Ann Jones - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family Ann Jones - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

I believe that Bowen Theory provides the principles necessary for man to think differently about himself and the world around him. It is important to me that Bowen Theory continues to be tested by clinicians, researchers and thinkers as well as clarified, discussed and refined by all who agree to take on the challenge. Centers like the CSNSF are important for their role in teaching, clarifying and testing theory.

A large part of my interest in the CSNSF has come out of what I perceive to be strong leadership within the organization. Dr. Bowen frequently challenged us to take responsible positions and to act on those positions. That action includes taking leadership positions within our families, our communities and in organizations. It has been my experience that the leadership demonstrated by the CSNSF comes out of a sustained effort to use thinking to guide actions, to establish long term goals and to work hard to attain those goals. Dr. Bowen believed that the theory should be given to the world. The Center embraces Dr. Bowen’s goal to give the theory to the world with its many programs, trainings, conferences, writings and efforts to meet the needs of the community. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic group of thinkers and doers.