Family Matters: UDC Cable TV

A joint production of The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the

University of the District of Columbia… because your family does matter.


Family Matters is a 30 minute interview TV show produced by the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). The show covers a variety of topics relevant to the life of families, discussed from a systems perspective. Dr. Martinez has been the Family Matters host since 2012, having interviewed a variety of national and international systems experts. 

View by category: Bowen Theory, Couples, Children & Parenting, Current Event, Family Legacy, Health, Mental Health, Multigenerational Family, Organizations, Personal Development


Dr. Murray Bowen’s Original Family Study Project. John F. Butler
The Origins of Family Psychotherapy. John F. Butler
Self Exist in a Culture that Stresses Selflessness. Peggy Chan
Bowen Theory and Science. Robert Noone, PhD, and Daniel Papero, PhD
Towards a Science of Human Behavior. Robert Noone, PhD, and Daniel Papero, PhD
Applying Bowen Theory to the Chinese Culture. Peggy Chan
Working with Low Income Single Mothers. Dr. Florence Kamm
Family Systems Journal. Robert Noone, PhD, and Ruth Sagar


Dating Well and Finding a Lifetime Partner. Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LCSW
Bowen Theory and Sexual Intimacy. Peg Donley
Domestic Violence. Daniel Papero, PhD
Jealousy. Daniel V. Papero, PhD
Myths of Communication. Kathleen Cauley, LMFT
Systems Thinking and Infidelity. Daniel V. Papero, PhD
Marital Conflict. Laura Brooks


Parental Bonds. Peg Donley
Divorce and Adult Children. Carrie Collier and Kathleen Cauley
Sibling Rivalry. Daniel V. Papero, PhD
Adoption and the Extended Family. Laura R. Brooks, MSW
Concern for Children. Priscilla Friesen
Bullying in Schools. Daniel V. Papero, PhD, MSSW
Parenting and Leadership. Roberta Gilbert
Parental Focus on a Child. Laura Brooks
Dealing with the Problem Child. Carrie Collier


Political Reactivity and Self Regulation. Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT
Anxiety and Decision Making. The 2016 US Presidential Elections. Daniel Papero, PhD
Bowen Theory and Nature.Daniel Papero, PhD
Extraordinary Leadership, Pope Frances. Part 1. Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT
Extraordinary Leadership, Pope Frances. Part 2. Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT
Relationship Set Points. Andrea Schara
Terrorist Behavior: A Bowen Family Systems Perspective 1. Anne McKnight, PhD
Terrorist Behavior: A Bowen Family Systems Perspective 2. Anne McKnight, PhD
Antisemitism. Eileen Gotlieb


Relationships in Family Businesses. Priscilla Friesen
Trust and Family Legacy. Kathleen K. Wiseman, MBA
Transferring Wealth. Kathleen K. Wiseman, MBA


Bowen Theory and Health Symptoms. Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT
Bowen Theory and Reproductive Health. Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT
Navigating the Health System. Beatrice Flynn, MS, RN, CS-P
Obesity. Beatrice Flynn, MS, RN, CS-P
Applications of Bowen Theory with Symptoms that Affect Health. Victoria Harrison
Applications of Bowen Theory with Symptoms that Affect Reproduction. Victoria Harrison
Chronic Illness. Eileen Gotlieb


Famiy and Dementia. Selden Illick
Thinking About Grief. Anne McKnight, EdD, LCSW
Variations in Response to Stressful Events. Douglas C. Murphy, MA
Chronic Mental Illness in the Family. Daniel V. Papero, PhD, MSSW
The Diagnostic Manual of Mental Illness. Edward W. Beal, MD
Working with Veterans. Edward W. Beal, MD


Cuttoff from the Extended Family. Phil Klever, LCSW, LMFT
Death in a Family. Anne McKnight, MdD, LCSW
Navigating the Blended Family. Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT
Trouble with In-Laws. Daniel Papero, Ph.D
Grandparenthood. Kathleen Cauley, LMFT
The Power of the Family. Robert J. Noone, PhD
The Value of the Extended Family. Robert J. Noone, PhD
The Impact of Traumatic Events Over Generations. Douglas C. Murphy, MA
Crossing the Ocean in Search of Family. Dr. Florence Kamm
Interdependence in Family Relationships. Laura R. Brooks, MSW
Managing Self and Unexpected Life Cycle Events. Priscilla Friesen, LICSW


Differentiation of Self as a Basis of Organizational Consulting. Stanley Proffitt.
The Emotionally Mature Organization. Stanley Proffitt.
Relationship Triangles. Stanley Proffitt.
Leading Through Change. Stanley Proffitt.


Optimal Aging. Priscilla Friesen
Setting Goals and Family Functioning. Phil Klever, LCSW, LMFT
Emotional Attachment. Selden Illick
Gender Roles. Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT
Extraordinary Leadership. Roberta Gilbert, MD.
Making Decisions. Rev. Randall Frost
A Faith that Functions. Rev. Randall Frost
Balancing Care for Self. Carrie Barone, PhD
Aging and Late-Life Transition. Carrie Barone, PhD
Employment Transitions. Daniel V. Papero, PhD
Independent Adults. Kathleen Cauley, LMFT
Technology and Relationships. Kathleen Cauley, LMFT
The Integration of the Emotional and the Intellectual Systems. Robert Noone