Memorial Service for Dr. Monika Baege
To the Vermont Center for Family Studies Community,
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and VCFS Faculty Chair Dr. Monika Baege. She died of complications from a cancer with which she had lived for over 15 years while manifesting joy, beautiful music and her life's purpose.
A memorial celebration of Monika's life will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 3 to 7 PM in the Silver Maple Ballroom at the Dudley H. Davis Center on the University of Vermont campus.
To read the obituary written by her husband Chris Halpin, please click here.
VCFS Training Program Survey
The Vermont Center for Family Studies is considering developing a training program in Burlington, VT for people from the northeastern states and Canada who are interested in Bowen Family Systems Theory and its applications. Such a program would entail educational and consultation meetings. Please share your thoughts through this survey. Your responses will help us create a program that fits your needs. It will take you about 3 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for your time and responses.
To access the survey, please click here.
What to do about relationships?
How you handle yourself in relationships may have a greater bearing on your life than any other factor. Human beings depend on each other to survive and thrive. Whether in family groups, business or organizational networks, relationships have the potential to be resources for accomplishing important goals. They can also become a hindrance to productive action. At varying extremes, interactive processes can even become destructive to health and human life.
The Vermont Center for Family Studies (VCFS)
The Vermont Center for Family Studies provides education and coaching to people interested in learning and practicing "systems thinking." This might include taking action to improve significant relationships and to solve personal and professional relationship challenges. VCFS is part of a national network of centers devoted to the study and teaching of Bowen Family Systems Theory. The theory has applications to various contexts in which humans interact with others. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
To deepen, expand and enrich knowledge of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy in Vermont.
To deepen understanding of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy through cross-disciplinary studies, individual research and formal presentation of ideas.
To expand knowledge of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy through the creation of public forums such as clinical conferences, symposia, and specially created classes.
To enrich the ability to "think systems" by cultivating relationships with, and arranging lectures by, other systems thinkers in academia, religious settings, and in the public and private sector business communities.