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Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map for Ministry

PROGRAM
1:00 – Welcome and Introduction
1:15 – 2:45 Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map for Ministry Presentation by Robert Creech and Discussion with Audience
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 Conversation between Robert Creech and Victoria Harrison
3:30 – 4:30 Reception and Book Signing

Family Systems and Congregational Life: A Map for Ministry

An Afternoon Program and Book Signing

With Author, Pastor and Teacher, Dr. Robert Creech
On Friday, March 29, 2019, From 1:00 – 4:30
At

Tallowood Baptist Church
North Tower 108
555 Tallowood Rd.
Houston, TX 77024

“Bowen’s understanding of human behavior began to make more sense as I tried to engage it in my life. The move from applying theory to my own family to applying it in the congregation I served was a natural one.”  R. Robert Creech

Dr. Creech draws upon systems thinking in preaching, pastoral care, leadership, spiritual formation and interpretation of scripture as one who knows that working on differentiation of self is an everyday and life long practice. His writing and his teaching engage others in what may become their own unique practice and contribution.

This afternoon program is an opportunity for religious leaders from any tradition and members of their congregations to engage in thinking and discussion with Robert Creech.

Your registration includes a copy of Family Systems and Congregational Life which will be available at the program for signing. You can also preorder a copy at Amazon.smile.

All proceeds will go to CSNSF to support educational and training programs in Bowen theory.

R. Robert Creech, PhD is an experienced pastor and seminary teacher who has studied and applied Bowen theory in his own family, in ministry and in teaching since 199? Dr. Creech currently holds the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas where he serves as Director of Pastoral Ministries.

He also serves on the faculty of CSNSF where he has developed and taught programs for clergy and leaders from many religious traditions.

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.