We are excited to share with you news about the Bowen Center and our upcoming campaign, Expanding the Vision. The Bowen Center is at a historic juncture in extending theory into the world. Our conferences and training programs are bursting at the seams, partly based on our ability to webcast our offerings in this time of the coronavirus. Our Opening Day Conference attracted 150 participants in 2020. Our training programs are attended by 110 participants from all over the world. The journal Family Systems and the Bowen Center Clinic are flourishing.

This new expansion at the Bowen Center brings challenges. To accommodate our large waiting list for the Introductory Program on Bowen theory, we will be launching an additional winter class. Our small staff is stretched thin to support the faculty in the programs they are offering. In this time of social distancing, we need to expand our capacity to connect through technology and the web.

Thank you for your interest in Bowen theory and your support in the past. Thank you in advance for participating with us in this bridge to the future.

The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

Four Ways to Give

Your Donation Supports the Following Initiatives:

Training & Events at a Distance

Online training and seminars allow the Center to introduce theory and foster professional growth regardless of location. Students in our Introduction to Bowen Theory class and other programs participate from the US and other countries.

Scholarships to Training Programs

Training programs in Bowen theory encourage the development of clinical work and leadership in Bowen theory. Your contribution helps make training available to promising young professionals who could not otherwise participate.

Spanish Speaking Outreach

To make Bowen theory more available to Spanish speakers for learning, research, and application, the Center has developed a Spanish language website, published Spanish editions of our books, and begun a Spanish study group. Further academic outreach is planned.

Family Systems Journal

Online digital availability, academic indexing, and the publication of the compilation, From the Editor, allow the journal, now in its third decade, to broaden readership and continue exploration of Bowen theory’s applications to research, science, and clinical practice.

Sliding Scale Clinic

The Bowen Center offers members of the community affordable clinical services. Interns and Bowen Center clinicians utilize clinical work to share and expand their own thinking and research.

Honor Roll of Donors 2017-2018

Thank you to all for your contributions to the The Next Step: Initiatives for the Future. Thank you to our new donors and to all our loyal supporters who have donated over many years. Your gifts make a difference, and your interest in the Center inspires those who assume daily responsibility for its success. We are pleased to recognize memorial contributions, made in support of special programs and gifts in kind.

Mark Abrams
South Burlington, VT
Fran Ackerman
Pamela Allen
Topeka, KS
Sheryl Anderson
Saint Augustine, FL
Susan Atlas
Bronx, NY
Mary Beth Backenstose
Hershey, PA
Katharine G. Baker
Northampton, MA
Brigita Balaram
Spartanburg, SC
Judith Ball
Potomac, MD
Kathleen Bell
Hartland, VT
Miriam Bellamy
Timnath, CO
Barbara L. Bershon
Leonardtown, MD
Jean Blackburn
Chattanooga, TN
Richard & Arlee Blackburn
Lombard, IL
Emily Bliss Lachman
Haworth, NJ
Sandra Block
Pittsburgh, PA
Margaret Breeden
Falls Church, VA
Ona Cohn Bregman
Syracuse, NY
Charles Brock
Arlington, VA
Laura Brooks
Columbia, MD
Voncelia Brown
Berlin, MD
Ann Bunting
Shelburne, VT
Ann Cain
Gibsonburg, OH
John Callahan
Charlottesville, VA
Joseph Carolin
Chambersburg, PA
Lida Beth Cavanaugh
Mattapoisett, MA
Peggy Chan
Wanchai, HONG KONG
Joseph Combs
Leonardtown, MD
Patricia Comella
Cambridge, MD
David Crum
Brainerd, MN
Robin Cumberland
Ashtabula, OH
Anne Curran
Richmond, VA
Sarah Daley
Mount Pleasant, SC
Kenton Derstine
Harrisonburg, VA
Sherry Diederich
Roeland Park, KS
Margaret Donley
Leawood, KS
David Drake
Pagosa Springs, CO
William and Linda Dwyer
Chattanooga, TN
Gary Emanuel
Chevy Chase, MD
John Engels
Rochester, NY
Leslie Feder
Washington, DC
Regina Ferrera
Berwyn, IL
Stephanie Ferrera
Oak Park, IL
Beatrice Flynn
Woodstock, MD
Jo Benson Fogel
Rockville, MD
Leslie Fox
Lincolnwood, IL
Priscilla Friesen
Washington, DC
Randall Frost
N. Vancouver, CANADA
Lee Gardner
Skillman, NJ
Lauren Goodyear Jacques Hadler, Jr.
Washington, DC
Lauren Hammer
Westfield, NJ
David Hargrove
Hiawassee, GA
Victoria Harrison
Houston, TX
Laura Havstad
Sebastopol, CA
Claire Heffernan
Alexandria, VA
Jaime Heim
Edward J. Henley
Temple Terrace, FL
Daniel Hess
Lancaster, PA
Carroll Hoskins
Leawood, KS
Marjorie Hottel
St. Michaels, MD
Jo Annalee Irving
Gainesville, FL
Stewart Jackson
Birmingham, AL
Carol Jeunnette
Denver, CO
Ann Jones
Worthington, OH
James Jones
Lafayette, CO
Michael Jupin
Columbus, OH
Joan Jurkowski
Glen Arm, MD
Florence Kamm
Chevy Chase, MD
Patricia Keegan
Cherry Valley, NY
Mignonette Keller
Columbia, MD
Lee Kelley
Bethesda, MD
Vincent Kelly
Chevy Chase, MD
Phillip Klever
Kansas City, MO
Mary Louise Klimm
Falmouth, MA
Katherine B. Kott
Oakland, CA
Mary Ann Lancaster
Kearny, NJ
Cynthia Larkby
Pittsburgh, PA
Barbara Laymon
Washington, DC
Legasus Group
Wichita, KS
Wendy Levin-Shaw
Pittsburgh, PA
Eric Linn
Falmouth, MA
Julia MacLachlan
Lenexa, KS
Mariana Martinez
Potomac, MD
Robert Mathis
Columbus, OH
Kelly Matthews-Pluta
Evanston, IL
Patricia McClelland
Newport News, VA
Ellen McRae
Efland, NC
Anne S. McKnight
Arlington, VA
Thomas Merkel
Webster, NY
Patricia Meyer
Herndon, VA
Keo Miller
Falls Church, VA
Sally Miller
Houston, TX
Carol Moran
Wilmette, IL
Irene Morin
Decatur, GA
Ann Mulqueen
Reston, VA
Douglas C. Murphy
Baltimore, MD
Jo-Ann Neuhaus
Bethesda, MD
New England Association of Bowen
Ann Nicholson
Dorchester, MA
Robert J. Noone
Evanston, IL
Anita Ochsner
El Paso, TX
Anonymous Fran Peeler
Raleigh, NC
Juan Penhos
Tiffin, OH
Nathaniel Peters
Kansas City, MO
Mary Peterson
Roseville, MN
Marilyn Piety
Silver Spring, MD
Amie Post
Baltimore, MD
Princeton Family Center
Kingston, NJ
Stan Proffitt
Geneva, NY
Catherine Rakow
Confluence, PA
Sydney Reed
Evanston, IL
Ellen Rogan
Mahwah, NJ
Ruth Riley Sagar
Arlington, VA
Andrea Schara
Washington, DC
Dennis Schell
Severn, MD
Patricia Scofield
Livermore, CA
Michael & Linda Sherman
Brentwood, TN
Libby Siegel
St. Louis Park, MN
Harrison Smith
Oklahoma City, OK
Brad and Lorene Snyder
Arlington, VA
Bonnie Sobel
Falls Church, VA
Robert Spilman
Amherst, NY
M. Duncan Stanton
Louisville, KY
Vincent Sullivan
Pensocola, FL
Peter Titelman
Northampton, MA
Bennett Tittler
North Andover, MA
Margaret Treadwell
Chevy Chase, MD
Donna Troisi
Germantown, MD
Vermont Center Family Studies
Essex Junction, VT
Alice Wald
Walhalla, SC
Elizabeth Watson
Southern Pines, NC
Anonymous Karen Westerlund
Kirkland, WA
Cecile Whitehead
Washington, DC
Kathleen Wiseman
Washington, DC
Lorna Zablow
San Diego, CA

Donations were made this year:

  • In honor/support of the Journal

Special thanks to the following:

  • Harvey W. Hottel, Inc., for complimentary annual heating and air-conditioning maintenance
Last Updated: September 17, 2018