Story by Laura Lehman Amstutz
Eastern Mennonite Seminary will host a public presentation by the Shenandoah Family Systems Network titled “We Know that Stress Affects Health, but What is the Stress?” on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Chapel of the seminary building.
The speaker, Michael Kerr, is director of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and is a psychiatrist in private practice at the Center. His wife, Kathleen Kerr, will contribute to a discussion following the presentation.
The program will focus on how relationships affect physical health.
It is free and open to the public.
Michael Kerr has published extensively and co-authored a book with Dr. Murray Bowen entitled Family Evaluation: An Approach Based on Bowen Theory.
Kathleen Kerr directs the clinic at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, where she is on the faculty and has a private practice as a psychotherapist. She is a research associate of the Jane Goodall Center for Primate Studies.
On Oct. 12, the Shenandoah Family Systems Network will host an all-day conference titled “Adolescence and the Family.” Michael and Kathleen Kerr will discuss ways that families can use Bowen Family Systems Theory to find solutions to difficult problems during adolescence.
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. in Martin Chapel and ends at 4:45 p.m.
The cost of the conference is $75. Full-time students may attend for $40, and $10 boxed lunches may be purchased.
To register, visit the Shenandoah Family Systems Network website at www.shenfamilysystems.org.
Laura Lehman Amstutz is a regular contributor to The Augusta Free Press.