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Clinical work (individual, couple, child, family)

Margaret  Donley MSW – How Bowen theory provides a ‘rudder’ for clinical work. Uses case example of work with a mother of a highly symptomatic adolescent. Listen to a preview of…

Walter Howard-Smith Jr. PhD. This presentation discusses ways to manage the emotional intensity of the clinical relationship. What goes into achieving clinical neutrality, working on the therapists’ own principles for…

Walter Howard-Smith Jr. PhD. This presentation discusses taking a research/scientific approach to understanding families with symptoms of child abuse; explores the value of working out definitions of abuse and viewing…

Victoria Harrison: Systems therapy using biofeedback and neuro-feedback illustrate steps towards differentiation of self as the basis for change in the health and functioning of a family. Introduces the way…

Victoria Harrison presents an overview of her decades of research and clinical practice with women with reproductive symptoms and their families. This work can be extended to working with other…

Kathleen Kerr, MSN, MA, CS: A clear description of how systems thinking translates into the assessment and the activity of the therapist in clinical practice. Shows how expertise is understood…

Dan Papero PhD, MSW: How the therapist draws from theory to conduct their clinical sessions with a couple. The Clinical Approach to marital difficulty – assisting people to rise up…

Jenny Brown, MSW: A real case example is used to demonstrate a Bowen Family Systems assessment of a young child’s symptoms and how this would apply to clinical work. Listen…

Jenny Brown MSW: Shows how the therapist uses questions to uncover triangles for the client. Demonstrates how clients are taught about systems through describing their own patterns of reacting and…


Understanding & applying theory (Differentiation, Triangles, Family Projection process, Nuclear family Emotional process, multigenerational transmission)

Victoria Harrison, as part of our 2016 Conference on the Multi-generational family presents on the following: Common challenges & differences in thinking Contact and Cutoff with Family Listen to a…

Victoria Harrison MA: What Bowen Theory and Differentiation of self adds to understanding and addressing symptoms. A comprehensive overview of theory to appreciate a systems understanding of symptom development. Plus panel…

Dan Papero PhD, MSW: This Presentation reviews the effects of the anxiety/chronic anxiety on the family and on the marriage. Understanding emotion and the emotional systems; Bowen’s electronic model; tension…

Dan Papero PhD, MSW: An overview and introduction to the Fundamentals of relationships from a Bowen Systems Perspective. This presentation covers a broad understanding of courtship and establishment of a…

Dr Michael Kerr, MD: A thorough historical view of the development of Bowen’s model. Creatively illustrates this theory of natural systems and the challenges of being human. Listen to a…

Kathleen Kerr, MSN, MA, CS: Looks at the basis of Bowen and Bowlbys’ development of their substantial relationship theories. Drawing on the original writings of each theorist, the implications for clinical…

Dr Michael Kerr: This jargon-free presentation shows how family patterns contribute to the variations in functioning of siblings. An excellent overview of Bowen theory. Includes implications for child’s development and…

Daniel Papero. PhD; MSW: A thorough overview of this central concept in Bowen theory. The goal of all application of Bowen theory is to increase differentiation of self. This presentation…


Addictions and the Family System

Dr Anne McKnight - A Bowen system theory approach to the clinical process applied to working with substance abuse in the family. Looks at the coach staying out of family…

Steve Ella & Kristen Ella + Panel Discussion - Aboriginal drug and alcohol worker and  health/policy worker : This presentation presents factual statistics on aboriginal substance abuse. It reviews key historical/acute…

Louise Rauseo MS RN - (from the USA via web) This presentation reviews some of the facts about a major societal change in Juarez  Mexico and accompanying increases in problems…

Professor John Saunders - A very clear presentation on the research and statistics on addictions via a medical biological lens. Followed by a panel discussion (Dan Papero, Anne McKnight &…

Dr Anne McKnight - Exploring addiction, chemical dependence and interdependency in the family system. An overview of a Bowen family systems view of substance misuse (relevant to all symptom development). Includes…


Systems in the Workplace

Dr Megan Chambers: Using personal experiences as a manager (psychiatrist team leader in adolescent mental health) to describing both pitfalls and progress in dealing with triangle invitations. Listen to a…

Daniel Papero. PhD; MSW: What is the role of a leader in both reducing the spread of triangles or fueling this anxious process? How a leader can work on themselves…

Daniel Papero. PhD; MSW: Assists in learning how to spot the triangle process of involving third parties in tensions in the workplace. Explains how the spread of anxiety through interlocking…


Bowen Theory in Science & Research

Victoria Harrison - A clear integration of physiology, neurology and Bowen theory.  Excellent way to overview or extend knowledge of biology and relationship stress. Listen to a preview of this conference…

Margaret Donley MSW - How Science can Impact Clinical Work. Drawing from research in biology and the natural sciences the presenter describes gender differences and their implications for marriage and…

Elizabeth Skowron, PhD - What the research is telling us. Clear examples of research methods and results in relations to differentiation of self and parenting. Includes development and application of…


Systems in Ministry

Jim Herington is the team leader for Mission Houston and Faithwalking, Texas USA He presents examples of applying Bowen theory in ministry. Outlines creative tension in leadership. Will include ideas…

Jim Herington is the team leader for Mission Houston and Faithwalking, Texas USA He presents examples of applying Bowen theory in ministry. Outlines creative tension in leadership. Will include ideas…

Lauren Errington & Veronica Peters (two parts) Quarrelsome or caught in a quandry? Triangles and the difficult position of the minister's wife/spouse. Lauren Errington: Social worker at Rivendell Child, Adolescent…

Jenny Brown presents on Church Unity and Anxious Togetherness Forces: Discerning the Difference. Includes examples from the presenter's experiences as a congregation member. Listen to a preview of this conference recording…

Anna Moss and Michael Crichton: 1, Anna Moss - Looking Back in order to Look Forward: exploring how my family of origin influences the approaches I take in ministry, and…

Victoria Harrison -Addresses and explores the following concepts: How to utilize family of origin research in working to be more responsible and self aware in current relationships. Drawing from her…


 

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