The Polly Caskie Memorial Research Fund was established in 2001 by the Florida Family Research Network to honor Dr. Caskie and her contributions to the development of Bowen theory and its applications.
Polly was a founding member and president of the Florida Network from 1995 to 2001. Her colleagues made an initial investment to begin the fund to recognize her achievements and to provide the opportunity for others to further the legacy of her inquiring mind and hard work.
An annual award of $1,000 to support an important research effort in Bowen theory is made each year. The Florida Family Research Network has asked the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family to administer the fund.
The Bowen Center is pleased to have the opportunity to honor Polly in this way. The Caskie Research Fund serves as a tribute to Polly and as an investment in the future of Bowen theory. The awards are funded by donations from those interested in contributing to research that will develop and extend Bowen theory and its applications.
To contribute to the fund, please contact .
Factors Contributing to Variation in Nuclear Family Functioning
Phillip G. Klever, MSW
Kansas City, Missouri
Observations of Change Project: Evaluating Changes While Working on Differentiation of Self
Victoria Harrison, MA
Alzheimer’s Disease and the Family Emotional Process
Mignonette N. Keller, PhD
The Neurobiology of Family Relationship Processes
Margaret Donley, MSW
Prairie Village, Kansas
Forty Years of Scientific Inquiry
Michael E. Kerr, MD
The Use of Language in Bowen Theory
Randall T. Frost, MDiv
Vancouver, British Columbia
Bowen’s NIMH Project and the Beginning of Family Psychotherapy
John F. Butler, PhD
Wichita Falls, Texas
The Study of the Adoptive Family as an Emotional Unit
Laura Brooks, MSW
Research on Variation in Adaptiveness of Harvester Ant Colony Behavior Through Multiple Generations
LeAnn Howard, MSW, MA
Growing Apart: Emotional Separation of Chimpanzee Mothers and Infants and Its Impact on Adult Functioning
Kathleen B. Kerr, MSN, MA
Variation in the Effects of Childhood Adversity on Later Development with a Special Interest in the Contribution of Relationships
Cynthia Larkby, PhD
How Reactivity in Family Relationships Influences Health and Reproduction
Victoria Harrison, MA
The Bowen Archives: Cataloguing the Records of the NIMH Research Project to Learn How Bowen Theory Developed
Catherine M. Rakow, MSW
Family Variables Influencing Individual Differences in Stress Reactivity in Children
Robert J. Noone, PhD
Family History Database Project: Collecting Multignerational Family Histories to Clarify How Emotional Process Influences Functioning
The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family