Florida's Center for Research and Education in Bowen Theory
Dr. Murray Bowen
The Florida Family Research Network is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to advance the science of human behavior based on the natural systems theory of the family, developed by the late Murray Bowen, M.D. For five decades, Dr. Bowen, as founder of the Georgetown Family Center in Washington, D.C., pioneered the development and application of family systems theory and family psychotherapy.
Members of FFRN have trained in Bowen theory under Dr. Bowen, his faculty at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family or in other recognized training programs, led by graduates of the Post Graduate Training Program at Georgetown.
FFRN members provide consultation, supervision, clinical conferences and seminars in Bowen theory across Florida.
The mission of the Center is to lead the development of Bowen family systems theory into a science of human behavior and to assist individuals, families, communities, and organizations in addressing major life challenges through understanding and improving human relationships. The Center carries out its mission locally, nationally, and internationally through training and online programs, conferences, research, clinical services, website, and publications. The Georgetown Family Center is an educational, research, and clinical center incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the District of Columbia.
The Florida Family Research Network (FFRN) is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education (Provider # BAP-182 Exp. 3/31/2021). Albizu University is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education. FFRN and CAU maintain responsibility for the programs.