Jean Blackburn, MSN, APN, PMHCNS-BC graduated from Florida State University, Tallahassee, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received a Master's of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee. She is certified as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia and holds an inactive license in Florida. She acquired post graduate preparation in Bowen theory and psychotherapy at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. Jean is owner of Family Systems Therapy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has coached over 2,500 families in her 30 years of practice. You may contact Jean at:firstname.lastname@example.org or 423 698-8414
Shelly Fine has a Master's degree in human relations and Counseling Studies from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is licensed as a mental health counselor in Jacksonville Florida since 1993. Her post graduate training in Bowen theory has taken place at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington D.C. under the direction of Dr. Michael Kerr and she is pressently attending an advanced research seminar in Bowen Theory with Kathleen Kerr. She has also attended a post graduate seminar in societal emotional process under Pat Comella, a Bowen Center faculty member. Shelly has worked in various agencies in Jacksonville and continues in private practice. She also provides supervision for mental health interns and counselors. She has presented and published papers on various topics, including the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict--A Bowen Family Systems View, Divorce and Bowen Theory, Children and Bowen Theory and Marriage and Bowen Theory. Her research continues to focus on the presentation of Bowen theory for lay people and understanding anti-Semitism as a nuclear family emotional process. She can be reached at email@example.com or 904 620-8115.
Eileen Gottlieb, licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, has a Master's degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a MEd degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is director of the Family Center in Delray Beach Florida and is education director for the Florida Family Research Network. She attended 3 years of the post graduate training program in family systems theory and psychotherapy at the Gerogetown Family Center in Washington D.C. under the direction of the late Murray Bowen, MD. Eileen has also participated for 18 years in the advanced research seminar at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC. Eileen is a clinician, researcher, author and teacher with 30 years of training and practice. In 2005 she was invited to represent FFRN in the Network Seminar, a group comprised of leaders in the study, practice and teaching of Bowen theory who collaborate with the Bowen Center to further the understanding of Bowen family systems theory. Eileen has presented papers at the Georgetown Famiy Center symposia and conferences. She has also been a presenter at conferences and programs in Bowen theory sponsored by the Center for Family Consultation in Chicago, Programs for Bowen theory in Santa Rosa California, the Vermont Family Center, the Princeton Family Center, and the Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family in Houston, Texas. Her research interests include variations in resonse to catastrophe, a study of emotional cutoff in Holocaust survivors and 9/11 families. She has also written 2 chapters on Bowen theory. The first is on "Emotional Cutoff and Holocaust Survivors" in the book Emotional Cutoff, edited by Peter Titelman, 2003 and the second is "Extramarital Affairs" in the book Triangles, also edited by Peter Titelman in 2007. Eileen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 561 279-0861.
Jeffrey A. Miller, MSW, LCSW has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. He completed a 2-year post graduate program in Bowen family systems theory at the Center For Family Consultation in Evanston, Illinois and is also certified as a Level III Organizational Engineer. Jeff, who lives in Miami, works as a family therapist and has a strong interest in the application of Bowen theory in organizations. He serves as an executive coach, consults to family-owned businesses and to families of means in planning asset transition. Jeff is active in professional circles, having published a number of articles and led workshops on the topic of how family emotional process affects business decisions. His highly regarded book, The Anxious Organization: Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things, was published in a second edition in 2008. Jeff can be reached at email@example.com or at 786 268-2818.
Vicky Topcik has a Masters degree in education from the University of North Florida and is a licensed mental health counselor. She is also a national certified counselor and a Master Addictions Counselor. Vicky completed the 3-year post graduate training program at the Georgetown Family Center in 1991. She has also participated in the Research Seminar group at the Bowen Center and presented at one of their Private Professional Days. Vicky has worked in private practice and is currently employed with Mayo Clinic's Liver Transplant Center in Jacksonville Florida. She is a charter member of the Florida Family Research Network (FFRN) and is a regular presented at Bowen theory conferences around Florida. Vicky can be reached at Topcik.Vicky@mayo.edu or at 904 956-3208.
FFRN Advisory Board
Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT Falls Church, VA Michael Kerr, MD Washington, DC Carol Moran, MSW Chicago, IL Daniel Papero, PhD, LCSW Washington, DC Myra Schneider, PhD, LCSW Ellicot City, MD Walter Smith, PhD Pittsburgh, PA Kathleen Yanks, RN, MS, CS-P Port Orange, FL