Jenny Brown 

Jenny co-founded the Family Systems Institute in 2004. In June 2021, Jenny stepped down from her leadership role but continues as faculty and is committed to contributing to FSI events and mentoring emerging systems thinkers. She is a clinical member and supervisor for the Australian Association of Family Therapy. In 2018 she received the ANJFT award for distinguished contribution to family therapy in Australia. In 2022 she was awarded the Polly Caskie research award by the Bowen Centre for her work with parents and the family projection process. 

Jenny Brown has been working in the field of child and family mental health and family therapy since the 1980s. She has consulted and trained professionals in the field for over 3 decades. Her PhD research was exploring parents’ experience of their child’s mental health treatment.

She is a writer and speaker on family systems and parenting matters. She has authored and co-edited publications which applies Bowen Family Systems Theory to a broad and professional audience. More recently Jenny has developed parenting programs/resources for professionals and parents.


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