Anxious Times, Anxious Families
October 4, 2019
Anxious Times, Anxious Families will be the topic of the Bowen Center’s Opening Day Conference for the 2019-2020 academic year. Anxiety will be presented from a family systems perspective, exploring the difference it can make to see anxiety in the family rather than in the individual. By the end of the day, clinicians will have an increased understanding of human functioning as related to anxiety and an increased ability to use a family diagram in working with a variety of presentations of anxiety in family groups.
Location: University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Building 52, Room 515, Washington, DC 20008
Note: UDC faculty, students, staff & Trinity Washington University students are free to attend. Please bring your ID for verification at registration.
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Anxiety – What Difference Does it Make to See Anxiety in the Family Rather than in the Individual?
Anne S. McKnight, EdD, LCSW
Observing Anxiety through the Family Diagram
Joan Jurkowski, MS, LCPC
Observing Anxiety in Triangles: Examples from Films
Amie Post, MA, LCMFT
Break-Out Group A: Anxiety in the Client, Anxiety in the Therapist
Douglas C. Murphy, MA, LCMFT
Break-Out Group B: Zooming Out: Seeing Anxiety as Adaptive – How Anxiety Moves around a Family System
Kathleen Smith, PHD, LPC
Break-Out Group A: A Rose by Any Other Name: DSM-V General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or Just Plain Afraid?
Carrie E. Collier, PHD, LPC, CRC
Break-Out Group B: The Holiday Season: Managing Self Without Cutting Off
Laura R. Brooks, LCSW-C
About the Opening Day Conference
The Opening Day Conference is a single day meeting that kicks off the Clinical Conference Series and focuses on a basic Bowen family systems theory concept. Ideas such as the family as a system, triangles in relationships, the family diagram, anxiety in a family, and goal-setting are discussed. Applications for clinicians are explored in small group breakout sessions.
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Building 52, Room 515
Washington, DC 20008
Click “More options” on the map below (Google Maps will appear in a new browser tab) and enter your starting address to get directions to the UDC Law School.
The closest Metro stop to the UDC Law School is the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line. Use the Washington Bus/Metro site’s Metro Trip Planner to determine the best route for you.
UDC Law School Campus Map
The Opening Conference will be held in Building 52; circled in yellow on the map below. The building is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW and Yuma Street:
UDC Law School – Parking Instructions
There is garage parking available on Van Ness St.
- Drive into the Van Ness Parking Garage from Van Ness St. ONLY and collect a ticket at the entrance
- Keep ticket in possession after parking your car
- When you wish to exit the garage, go to a Pay Station at either the Plaza Deck Elevator Lobby on the Breezeway OR the B level garage near the Auditorium
- Insert ticket into the Pay Station and pay the displayed amount. (Credit/Debit cards and Cash are accepted).
Daily Parking Rate
|0 – 30 Minutes||Free|
|30 Minutes – 1 Hour||$5.00|
|1 – 3 Hours||$8.00|
|3 – 6 Hours||$12.00|
|6 – 24 Hours||$20.00|
|Lost Ticket Rate||$20.00|
Source: Rates current as of 7/23/19
Continuing Education Credits
The Georgetown Family Center is approved as a(n):
- Independent provider of continuing education credit by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners and the District of Columbia Board of Social Work.
- Approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work for licensed social workers #SW-0419.
Georgetown Family Center/Bowen Center for the Study of the Family has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6225. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Georgetown Family Center/Bowen Center for the Study of the Family is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Each conference day provides a maximum of 5 hours of Category I continuing education credit for social workers and for counselors.
If you plan to participate in the CEU/CE process, it is necessary to:
- Pay the CEU/CE fee of $15 per conference
- Sign CEU/CE registration form each day of conference
- Prepare to stay for the entire conference
- Submit a completed evaluation at day’s end
Return policy: Refunds are available with 24 hour notice.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss family systems principles related to anxiety.
- Describe how the family diagram can highlight ways to see and respond to anxiety differently.
- Formulate a strategy for working within one’s own family system to increase one’s own maturity when the system is challenged by anxiety.
Georgetown Family Center, Inc.
ACEP No. 6225