Janis Norton, LCSW

PHOTO: Janis NortonI have been interested in relationship issues for a long time. At freshman orientation at Miami University (Ohio) I remember telling my adviser that I wanted to be a family therapist. I don't think I really understood what that meant at the time but I have stuck with the interest for decades now. A big step forward on the path to having something substantive to offer was a move to the Washington DC area and a lucky stumble into the post graduate program at the Georgetown Family Center, now known as the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. At the Center I got my first experience with a program that was making a serious effort towards a science of human behavior. Continued training has allowed a fresh perspective, beneficial in my personal life and professional life. Some specific areas of interest have included relationship stress and physiology, cancer/chronic illness, substance abuse, young adult launching problems, and the application of biofeedback and neurofeedback to family stress.