Dr. Anne McKnight has been o member of the Bowen Center faculty since 1992. Her activities have 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 a 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.
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 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 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 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.