Robert Williamson, M.Div., Retired

img-robert-williamsonRobert L. Williamson, M.Div., is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (M.Div., 1976). Bob joined the faculty of the Center for Family Consultation in 2007. From 1992 until 2007, he was assistant and then associate director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) in Lombard, Illinois.

Bob was introduced to Bowen Theory through the programs of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. He studied briefly with Edwin Friedman and his faculty just before Ed’s death in 1996. Bob then engaged the theory in a more sustained way in a clergy consultation group under the direction of Sydney Reed. In 2000-2001, he participated in the Bowen Center’s Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and its Applications. Bob’s particular interest is in understanding how emotional process influences the shaping of beliefs.

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Robert Williamson Publications

Williamson, R. L. (2013). Beliefs as products of the family unit. Family Systems, 10(2), 7-27.

——————— (2011). Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A biography by Eberhard Bethge. Family Systems, 8(2), 181-191.

——————— (2010). Traveling in your own country: The emotional function of Henry David Thoreau’s philosophy of nature. Family Systems Forum, 12(2), 1-2, 6-10.

——————— (2009). Calming: Making life choices at a time of parental anxiety. Family Systems Forum, 11(3), 3-11.

——————— (2008). The beliefs chart and Walter Inglis Anderson. Family Systems Forum, 10(3), 1-12.