VICTORIA HARRISON, MA, LMFT

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Victoria Harrison, MA, trained in the Postgraduate Program in Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy at the Georgetown University Family Center from 1975 to 1979 following graduation from Rice University in Houston and graduate school at Antioch University in Baltimore. She also studied biofeedback and physiology with a clinical and research focus on women’s health and reproduction. She served on the Georgetown Family Center’s clinical staff from 1978 to 1991. She then moved to Houston where she established a clinical practice and, later, established the Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family. Ms. Harrison has served on the faculty of the Georgetown Family Center since 1993, commuting to Washington several times a year. She directed the Bowen Center’s Postgraduate Program from 2003 to 2008 and again from 2010 to 2015.

Her current research includes: (1) a study of reactivity to relationships in the family that affects health and reproduction; (2) variation in differentiation of self evident in physiological reactivity between family members and (3) the Observations of Change Project which documents changes in physiology and functioning associated with work on differentiation of self.

She is author of My Family My Self: A Journal of Discovery that is used for research and self-study based on Bowen theory.

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Publications

2013. “Contribution of Nuclear Family Triangles to Variation in Physiological Reactivity.” Family Systems 9(2):145-153.

2005. “Stress Reactivity and Family Relationships in the Development and Treatment of Endometriosis.” Fertility and Sterility 83(4):857-864.

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