VICTORIA HARRISON, MA, LMFT
Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT, 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, TX and graduate school at Antioch University in Baltimore, MD. She also studied biofeedback and physiology at The Family Center, under the direction of Lilian Rosenbaum, PhD, with a clinical and research focus on health and reproduction. In 1995, she added the use of neurofeedback in psychotherapy and research based in Bowen theory. She served on the Georgetown Family Center’s clinical staff from 1978 to 1991 when she moved to Houston, TX, 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. She was a member of the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2016. She coordinated development of the Online Introduction to Bowen Theory in 2015. Ms. Harrison continues to teach and present at the Bowen Center while she is focused on completing research and writing projects.
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.
Writing projects include: (1) a manual on the family diagram and the importance of family research in working on differentiation of self (2) The Dance of Life, a survey of emotional systems along the human phylogenetic lineage and (3) articles based on research projects.
She is author of My Family My Self: A Journal of Discovery that is used for research and self-study based on Bowen theory.