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3rd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory

The third International Conference will be held in Sörbyn, Swedish Lapland, Sweden June 15-17 2020.

Keynote speakers for the Conference are Anne McKnight, EdD, LCSW, Director of the Bowen Center. Michael E. Kerr, MD. His research interests include cancer and family emotional process, the development of a unidisease concept, the relationship between human emotional process and emotional process in other species, and the process of differentiation of self.

Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT. The focus for Ms. Harrison’s clinical research is the impact of relationships in the family on physiology responsible for health and reproduction.

Dr Daniel Papero, PhD, LCSW. In recent years he has consulted increasingly with organizations in both the private and public sectors about the impact of relationships on functioning and about the emotional process of organizations.

Kathleen K. Wiseman, MBA. Her 30-year professional experience includes consulting to family firms, family foundations and family offices, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and multi-site manufacturing facilities. She is working with families of wealth, lawyers and financial professionals as they plan for the next generation’s role in decision-making with regard to family assets.

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Conference program

  Monday June 15, 2020 Tuesday June 16, 2020 Wednesday June 17, 2020
09.30-10 Opening Ceremony        
10.00-11.00 Opening Speaker 151 Keynote speaker 161 Keynote speaker 171
11.00-11:15 Break break Break Break Break Break
11.15 -12.15 Keynote speaker 152 Keynote speaker 162 Keynote speaker 172
12.15 -13.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.30-14.15 Presentation 153A Presentation 153B Presentation 163A Presentation 163B Presentation 173A Presentation 173B
14.30-15.15 Presentation 154A Presentation 154B Presentation 164A Presentation 164B Presentation 174A Papero and Wisemann
15.15-15.45 Break Break Break Break Break Break
15.45-16.30 Presentation 155A Presentation 155B Presentation 165A Presentation 165B Presentation 175A Thank you, thank all the speakers.Present the 4th Int. Conf.
Evening activities and dinner
09.30-10 Opening Ceremony
10.00-11.00 Opening Speaker 151
11.00-11:15 Break break
11.15 -12.15 Keynote speaker 152
12.15 -13.30 Lunch Lunch
13.30-14.15 Presentation 153A Presentation 153B
14.30-15.15 Presentation 154A Presentation 154B
15.15-15.45 Break Break
15.45-16.30 Presentation 155A Presentation 155B
Evening activities and dinner  

 

09.30-10 -
10.00-11.00 Keynote speaker 161
11.00-11:15 Break Break
11.15-12.15 Keynote speaker 162
12.15-13.30 Lunch Lunch
13.30-14.15 Presentation 163A Presentation 163B
14.30-15.15 Presentation 164A Presentation 164B
15.15-15.45 Break Break
15.45-16.30 Presentation 165A Presentation 165B
Evening activities and dinner

 

09.30-10 -  
10.00-11.00 Keynote speaker 171  
11.00-11:15  Break Break
11.15-12.15 Keynote speaker 172  
12.15-13.30 Lunch Lunch
13.30-14.15 Presentation 173A Presentation 173B
14.30-15.15 Presentation 174A Papero and Wisemann
15.15-15.45 Break Break
15.45-16.30 Presentation 175A Thank you, thank all the speakers.
Presentation of the 4th International Conference
Evening activities and dinner

Keynote speakers

 

Dr. Ann S. McKnight

  

Dr. Anne S. McKnight

Director of the Bowen Center
amcknight@thebowencenter.org

 

Dr. Anne McKnight has been o member of the Bowen Center faculty since 1992. Her activities hove included directing, teaching, and supervising in the postgraduate training programs, leading the internship program, organizing and presenting at conferences sponsored by the Bowen Center and at meetings nationally and internationally. As a family therapist for 40 years, she developed o special interest in families with addiction from working, teaching and supervising students in a child and family substance abuse program in Virginia. Among other topics, she has presented on Families with Addiction, The Relationship World of the Young Adult, Death in the Family, Looking Up the Family Tree, Epigenetic and Bowen Theory, and Ethics in Family Therapy .

Dr. McKnight is a Family Therapist in private practice in Arlington, Virginia, and at the Bowen Center, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA.

Dr. McKnight has been the Director of the Bowen Center since January 1, 2011.

Dr. Daniel Papero  

Dr. Daniel V. Papero

dvpapero@thebowencenter.org


After graduate training in social work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Papero entered postgraduate training in family systems theory and psychotherapy at the Georgetown University Family Center. In 1982, Dr. Bowen invited him to join the faculty of the Georgetown University Family Center.

He has written numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of family systems theory and family psychotherapy and, in 1990, published a basic introduction to family systems, Bowen Family Systems Theory. He serves on the editorial board of Family Systems and of the Family Business Client.

He currently gives between fifteen and twenty invited presentations yearly to various professional groups across the country on topics related to family systems theory, family psychotherapy, and the functioning of corporations and organizations.

In recent years he has consulted increasingly with organizations in both the private and public sectors about the impact of relationships on functioning and about the emotional process of organizations.

Dr. Papero maintains his consulting practice in Washington, DC.

 

Dr. Michael E. Kerr  

Dr. Michael E. Kerr

President of the Bowen Theory Academy
mekerr@bowentheoryacademy.org


Dr. Michael E. Kerr is a Family Psychiatrist and President of the Bowen Theory Academy in Islesboro, Maine, USA. Five long-term Students of Bowen Theory founded the Bowen theory Academy in 2011 with an emphasis on facilitating people´s efforts to learn and apply Bowen Theory by emphasizing the distinction between systems thinking and cause-and-effect thinking through a variety of programs.

Dr. Kerr worked closely with Murray Bowen until his death in 1990. He co· authored with Dr. Bowen a widely used text entitled, Family Evaluation. An Approach Based on Bowen Theory. The book was excerpted in The Atlantic Monthly in 1988. Dr. Kerrs newest book titled "Bowen Theory' Secrets: Revealing the Hidden Life of Families,” was published in February 2019 by W. W. Norton.

Primary research interest has been the interplay of mind, body, and relationships and its role in health and disease.

 

Ms. Kathleen Wiseman  

Ms. Kathleen Wiseman

kwiseman@thebowencenter.org


Ms. Kathleen Wiseman is a faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, formerly the Georgetown University Family Center. She is the founder and president of Working Systems, lnc. A founding member and past president of the Family Firm lnstitute. Wiseman is a co founder of Navigating Systems, a course for Lawyers, Accountants, trust officers and family office executives who want to learn more about family and how families predictably function . Wiseman was in partnership with Charles Collier of Harvard University teaching a course titled Working with Families of Wealth.

Ms. Wiseman has edited two collections of articles:

Understanding Organizations and The Emotional Side of Organizations for the Georgetown Family Center. In January 2013 she published TRUSTWORTHY.

New Angles on Trusts from Beneficiaries and Trustees with Hartley Goldstone.

Ms. Wiseman received her undergraduate degree in sociology/ anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from George Washington University. In the summer of 2015 she attended Burning Man for the first time with two of her children, their spouses, a sister and a nephew.

 

Ms. Victoria Harrison  

Ms. Victoria Harrison

vharrison@thebowencenter.org


Ms. Victoria Harrison began to study Bowen theory in 1976 at Georgetown Family Center where Murray Bowen and faculty inspired research in family history and the impact of relationships in the family on biology and behavior. She used the biofeedback program established by Lilian Rosenbaum, literature in evolution and natural sciences, and relationship with scientists to study health and reproduction. Ms. Harrison maintains a clinical practice in Houston, Texas where she also directs Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family. She commutes to DC where she has served on The Bowen Center faculty since 1992. Her current publications include a book, The Family Diagram and Family Research: Tools for Working on Differentiation of Self and a chapter on "The Study of Physiology and Family Systems" in an upcoming book edited by Mignonette Keller and Robert Noone. A list of her articles and book chapters are available on The Bowen Center and CSNSF web sites. Email : vaharrison@csnsf.org.

 

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