About the Boone Center for the Family
The Boone Center for the Family is an extension of Pepperdine University's commitment to building lives of service, purpose, and leadership. Encouraging the harmony of faith and psychology, the Boone Center for the Family offers programming that educates, equips, and empowers leaders with the tools necessary to foster healthy relationships.
Specialized seminars deliver practical skills and provide support resources to diverse audiences, from couples looking to strengthen their marriages, to young adults exploring ways to nurture their interpersonal relationships, to church leaders discovering new ways to support spiritual formation in their faith communities.
Learn more about our mission and history.
Is the Boone Center for the Family (BCFF) a counseling center?
No. BCFF is a psycho-educational center dedicated to training leaders and transforming relationships. Psycho-educational means we teach people relationship skills in trainings, small groups, and presentations. If you would like to meet with a counselor one-on-one we can give suggestions of therapists who have been trained in our models.
Who do you train?
Church leaders, therapists, academic professionals, psychology students, professionals, and others interested in helping their communities develop healthy relationships. Find out more information on the RelateStrong trainings or Relationship IQ trainings.
What do you offer Pepperdine faculty, staff, students, and alumni?
BCFF partners with campus departments to offer healthy relationship information for our students, staff, and faculty. Current campus partners include: Office of the Chaplin, Counseling Center, Health Center, Human Resources, Seaver College Communication, Social Science, and Religion Divisions, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Graziadio Business School, School of Public Policy, and Caruso School of Law. We also conduct a specialized training in leading small groups and interactive presentations that impact the heart and behavior instead of just the mind.
We also partner with campus departments to offer resources to those beyond our campus walls. These partners include Office of Church Relations, the Center for Faith and Learning, and Alumni Affairs.
How is Savvy Chic connected with the BCFF?
Savvy Chic is our annual fundraiser. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Family League, which is our auxiliary fundraising arm that supports the yearly operating budget of the BCFF. Please join us at Savvy Chic!
Is "Boone" for Pat and Shirley Boone?
Yes. Pat and Shirley Boone are passionate about healthy families and endowed the Center with a $3 million gift to support the ongoing work of the Center. The Center was named after them in 2008. Please join them in supporting the vital work of the BCFF.
How can I be involved with the BCFF?
We'd love to have you join us! There are a few different opportunities:
- Be Trained: Receive excellent training in Relationship IQ and RelateStrong and pass this gift on to your community.
- Attend an event: Choose one of our excellent events to attend.
- Volunteer your specific skills or expertise: Contact us and let us know where God has gifted you and how you'd like to partner with us!
- Join the Friends of the Family League: Support the BCFF financially and/or help plan our annual fundraising event – Savvy Chic.