Upcoming Programs - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family Upcoming Programs - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

WRITING BASED IN BOWEN THEORY

CSNSF will offer three modules of monthly Writing Seminars, individual meetings with a writing coach for one hour each month, and three presentation seminars for critique and practice. Each monthly seminar will be 1½ hours. 

The exact time will be determined according to time zones, based on discussion with those who register.

This online program is designed for individuals with a background in Bowen theory and experience in working toward differentiation of self who are motivated to dedicate time to begin or advance writing projects. Its purpose is to further quality publications and presentations based in Bowen theory.

Investment: $500 Per Module

CSNSF is offering 3 modules of monthly 90-minute Writing Seminars that include individual meetings with a writing coach and time to present for critique and practice.


Module 1: Central Elements in Writing
(To be held again in 2019)

Module 2: Writing for Oral Presentation 
(Will begin on September 8, 2018) Registration open

Module 3: Routes to Publication 
(Will begin in January 2019)

 

Investment: $500 Per Module

Monthly Webcasts

CSNSF will host a monthly 90 minute lecture and discussion with Dr. Michael Kerr offered on Zoom through the Bowen Theory Academy. The live lecture and discussion will be held at CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland from 12:30 – 2:00 one Friday a month. A second streamed version will be available. See More –>

Victoria Harrison will chair a monthly 2-hour seminar for people who are learning and using Bowen theory to present and discuss clinical cases or other consultation. Read More –>

Monthly Webcast

Presented by Michael Kerr, MD

Dr. Kerr selects topics for presentation and discussion based upon his rich clinical practice, research, and writing projects. This series is for therapists and consultants who base their work in Bowen theory and want to keep “systems thinking” and curiosity alive.

Michael Kerr, MD is a family psychiatrist who worked with Murray Bowen for more than twenty years and succeeded Dr. Bowen as Director of Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (originally the Georgetown University Family Center) in 1990. Dr. Kerr has been Emeritus Director of the Bowen Center since January 2011 and is now living in Maine where he founded Bowen Theory Academy with three colleagues. He continues a clinical practice, presents at conferences around the country, and writes about Bowen theory and its applications. He is author of Family Evaluation, with an afterward by Murray Bowen. (1988) and is writing a second book, Bowen Theory’s Secrets, available in 2019. Dr. Kerr’s research interests include cancer and family emotional process, the relationship between human emotional process and emotional process in other species, and the process of differentiation of self.

Location: CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland, Houston, TX
Dates and Time: 12:30 PM– 2:00 PM

Fridays 2018-2019

  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November (No Webcast)
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21

Cost: $50.00 per conference or $400 for the year. (Scholarships are available.)
Registration is limited to 10. Please contact Victoria Harrison at vaharrison@csnsf.org to discuss registration. You may register for one or several or for the year.

 

Consultation Seminar

Presented by Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT

Victoria Harrison will chair a monthly 2-hour seminar for people who are learning and using Bowen theory to present and discuss clinical cases or other consultation.

Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT directs CSNSF in Houston and serves on the faculty at Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in DC where she teaches and consults. She maintains a family systems psychotherapy practice using neurofeedback and biofeedback for self-regulation of anxiety.

Her recent book, The Family Diagram and Family Research, is a useful guide for those who are working on a differentiation of self as the basis for change in their own lives and work.

Her research interests include the evolutionary history of the family and the impact of relationships on reproduction and health.

Location: CSNSF Classroom at 729 Rutland, Houston, TX
Dates and Time: 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM

Fridays 2018-2019

  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November (No Webcast)
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21

 

Cost: $50.00 per conference or $400 for the year. (Scholarships are available.)
Registration is limited to 10. Please contact Victoria Harrison at vaharrison@csnsf.org to discuss registration. You may register for one or several or for the year.