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Bowen Center News | April 2014

Campaign for the Future - Year Three

Thank you to all the donors who have contributed to the Campaign for the Future thus far. The Annual Fund is used to sustain and expand our programs, while the Capital Fund is being used to update technology and improve webcasting capabilities. The purpose, as always, is to use resources wisely to fulfill our mission to develop and transmit Bowen theory as widely as possible.

If you have not yet donated, please contribute to this important effort online, or by mail or fax. Please read Dr. McKnight’s letter about the Campaign and view the Honor Roll of Donors. A very special thanks to those who have made a five-year pledge. [All years are posted with the most recent at the top].

We are very appreciative of the generous and enthusiastic response to the Campaign for the Future and, with your support, we will be able to expand our programs, improve our facilities, and replenish our cash reserves over the next two and a half years.

Spring Conference

Generation to Generation: The Interplay of Genes and Family Process, is the topic for the April 11-12, 2014 Spring Conference. The goal of the conference is to investigate the interface between epigenetic research and the emotional process of the human family.

Please view the full schedule.

The rate for the upcoming Spring Conference is $465. The conference will be held at George Mason University, Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201). Register online, by mail, or by phone at 202-965-4400.

The block of rooms that had been reserved for the Spring Conference at the Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn Marriott has been sold out. Standard registration rooms are available through their website.

Clinical Conference Lecture Series

Anne S. McKnight, MSW, EdD will present The Multigenerational Transmission Process on April 10, 2014 (Thursday). This Clinical Conference will will explore the transmission of functioning in a high functioning family and the transmission of symptoms in an anxious family.

Please Note: The April Clinical Conference will be held the day before the Spring Conference at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Thursday Professional Lecture Series

Michael Ruff, PhD will present Beyond the Molecules of Emotion: Research Presentation in Honor of the Scientific Legacy of Dr. Candace Pert on April 9, 2014 (Wednesday). Dr. Ruff will discuss Dr. Candace Pert's significant contributions to the fields of neuroscience and pharmacology, including the discovery of the brain’s opiate receptor as well as the creation of a drug for HIV called Peptide T.

Family Systems

Our current issue (10:1) has been received by our subscribers. If you would like to subscribe or renew please subscribe online, call 202-965-4400, or print an order form and fax to 202-965-1765. Please view the table of contents.

Watch Family Matters Online

Watch the streaming episode of Family Matters,"Responsible Decision Making" with Mariana Martinez interviewing Randall Frost, MDiv. Family Matters is a half-hour TV show produced by the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the University of the District of Columbia.

50th Annual Symposium Media Offerings

The complete DVD set of the conference is now available for purchase for $275 plus shipping. A complete audio MP3 set is also available for $125.

* DVD orders require a $75 deposit that will be returned in full if we do not receive the 20 orders necessary to make this project financially feasible.

Murray Bowen, MD

Dr. Murray Bowen

Dr. Bowen, a professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University and founder of the the Georgetown Family Center in 1975. For more about Dr. Bowen, go to Murray Bowen's biography.

Welcome to the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the Georgetown Family Center

The mission of the Center is to lead the development of Bowen family systems theory into a science of human behavior and to assist individuals, families, communities, and organizations in solving major life problems through understanding and improving human relationships. The Center carries out its mission locally, nationally, and internationally through its training programs, conferences, research, clinical services, audiovisual materials, and publications. The Georgetown Family Center is an educational, research, and clinical center incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the District of Columbia.