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The Center For Family Process is a Continuing Education Provider, Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Psychology.


Post Graduate Seminar in Family Emotional Process, Clergy Track I

This program was begun by the late Dr. Edwin H. Friedman in 1988. As Dr. Friedman's faculty, we are continuing the program. The focus of the seminar is on the three emotional systems: the clergy's family of origin, the parishioner or congregation family and the congregation, itself, as an emotional system. The days will be divided into theoretical and clinical presentations, videotapes, including videotapes of Dr. Friedman and clinical consultation. Small group consultation for the clergy's family of origin will occur on one afternoon, and for the parishioner family and congregation system on the other afternoons.

Registration Deadline - July 15, 2007

Clergy Track I
Dates Time Location Tuition
October 16 - 18, 2007
January 8 - 10, 2008
April 29 - May 1, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Bethesda, Maryland $1450

Post Graduate Seminar in Family Emotional Process, Clergy Track II

This program is an opportunity for particiants who wish to continue in furthering and deeping their understanding of Bowen Theory and Ed Friedman leadership concepts and the application of the theory to family of origin and work systems.

Registration Deadline - June 15, 2007

Clergy Track II Section A
Dates Time Location Tuition
November 5 - 7, 2007
April 14 - 16, 2008
Monday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bethesda, Maryland $975

Clergy Track II Section B
Dates Time Location Tuition
October 30 - November 1, 2007
March 11 - 13, 2008
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Bethesda, Maryland $975

Three Times A Year Program (Professional Track I)

This program promotes the learning and application of Bowen Theory and the leadership concepts of Dr. Edwin Friedman to families and other social systems. The overall aim is to teach a way of conceptualizing emotional phenomena rather than merely learning techniques.

Particiants include mental health professionals, educators, attorneys, business professionals, health care professionals, clergy, and other creative thinkers.

Registration Deadline - July 15, 2007

Three Times A Year Program - Professional Track I
Dates Time Location Tuition
October 16 - 18, 2007
November 15 - 17, 2007
April 10 - 12, 2008
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bethesda, Maryland $1450

Professional Program Track II

This program is an opportunity for participants who wish to continue in furthering and deeping their understanding of Bowen Theory and Ed Friedman leadership concepts and the application of the theory to family of origin, clinical cases, and work systems.

Registration Deadline - July 15, 2007

Professional Program Track II
Dates Time Location Tuition
November 15 - 17, 2007
April 10 - 12, 2008
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bethesda, Maryland $925*

* $825 if deposit paid by June 10, 2007.

Theory Day

Initially began by Ed Friedman in the early 80's this three hour monthly series is for professionals who are commited to putting system thinking to work in their lives. The format ranges from theory lectures, clinical, organizational, and family of origin case presentations, guest speakers and video tapes.

Time: Friday 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Registration Deadline - July 31, 2007

Tuition: $450

Theory Day
Dates Title Speaker
October 19, 2007
The Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership
Mickie Crimone MS, APRN
November 9, 2007
The Self-Differentiating Soul
Myrna Capenter Ph.D., APRN
December 7, 2007
"Emotional Beliefs" -- The Brain and the Family
Priscilla Friesen LiCSW.
January 11, 2008
Wounds That Are Hard to Heal:   How Understanding Brain Function Can Enhance Healing
Angelo Bolea Ph.D.
February 1, 2008
Reclaiming Lament in an Age of Anxiety
Gina Campbell M. Div
March 14, 2008
Secrets:   A View of the World
Meg Wallace
April 4, 2008
The Heart of Differentiation:   Dropping in Again
Susan Luff MS, APRN
May 2, 2008
A Day with Ed:   Selected Videotapes
Ed Friedman MA, D.D. (1932-1996)
June 6, 2008 (Snow Date)
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Theory Day Open Session

Wounds That are Hard to Heal:
How Understanding Brain Function
Can Enhance Healing

Angelo Bolea, Ph.D. - January 11, 2008

Dr. Bolea is creative and gifted as a speaker and healer in his neurofeedback and brain rehabilitation work. His knowledge of how the brain and relationships interact has been stimulating when placed beside Bowen Theory and Ed Friedman's leadership ideas.

Dr. Bolea assists people in cultivating an active, more aware partnership with their brains. New information and new possibilities emerge allowing for freedom and enchanced functioning.

Date Time Location Tuition
January 11, 2008 Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Christ Lutheran Church
8011 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, Maryland
Parking is NOT available at the church.
$150

Open Session

Leading in the Social Jungle
By Building Your Mindful Compass

Andrea Maloney-Schara - November 16, 2007

Andrea Maloney Schara, LCSWA, a faculty member of the Bowen Center, uses a Bowen Systems perspective in coaching leaders and doing neurofeedback. In 2003, she began a non-profit organization, Leaders for Tomorrow. She will discuss her evolving thnking and experiences from interviewing leaders written about in her new book The Mindful Compass: Ten Leaders' Stories, a book designed to enhance leaders skills.

Date Time Location Tuition
November 16, 2007 Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Christ Lutheran Church
8011 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, Maryland
Parking is NOT available at the church.
$75

Theory Day Open Session

"Emotional Beliefs"
The Brain and the Family

Priscella Friesen - December 7, 2007

Ms. Friesen will disucss early mindsets, such as "I am bad," exploring the way they are developed, how to identify them and how to interrupt them. Her ongoing work with incorporating Bowen Theory, neurofeedback, and the development of the brain in understanding differentiation will continue in this presentation. She is faculty of The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, and previously the Dirctor of Training.

In 2005, Ms. Friesen opened a center called The Learning Space, aforum for people and organizaitons to learn and experience optimal functioning.

Ms. Friesen's solid, combined knowledge of Bowen Theory and brain function makes an important contribution in exploring the influence of family emotional process on the evolution and functioning of the brain. This thinking makes new efforts toward differentiation possible.

Date Time Location Tuition
December 7, 2007 Friday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Christ Lutheran Church
8011 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, Maryland
Parking is NOT available at the church.
$75

Healthier Being, Living, & Leading

A Two-Part Program in Family Emotional Process

Join us in Memphis for this special program!

Times: (March 4 - 6, 2008)

Location: Saint John's Episcopal Church, Memphis TN

Registration.pdf

More Information.pdf

Tuition: $1600