Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.

Dr Cybele Dey, Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, graduate of the FSI Certificate Program and now in Private Practice from the Family Systems Institute, writes on how the June conference presentations on the family engaged her thinking: “Unraveling the Complexity of Child Focus”, the 2013 Annual Conference of The Family Systems Institute, was a wonderful […]

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By Wayne Caruana Psychologist at CAMHS and an Early Psychosis Service I wanted to share some of my thoughts about this year’s conference, firstly by congratulating Jenny and the team at the FSI for such an achievement in facilitating the 10th FSI Conference. I have been to 5 conferences now and have found them all very […]

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Jenny Brown interviews our Conference Speakers from our upcoming Annual Conference: Elizabeth A. Skowron, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology Research Scientist, Child and Family Centre University of Oregon Margaret (Peg) Donley MSW Bowen Family Systems Clinical Seminars Kansas City Awarded 2013 Bowen centre Pollie Caskie research scholarship for: The Neurobiology of Family Relationship Processes. […]

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Guest presenter from FSI Certificate program Nicola Fortescue- introduced by Jenny Brown. A recent presentation as part of our certificate program explored the dynamics of a friendship in a community/church congregation context.  The presentation described the personal challenge of dealing with a relationship where, after pulling back to be less involved, the presenter experienced increased efforts […]

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Two therapists working “systemically” What are the similarities and differences? This blog turned into a rather long essay-the following are key excerpts. There is a link to the full paper at the end. Two family therapists, both working with systems in mind, take on the same case.  What commonalities will their work share? What are […]

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Reflections from our NEW YEAR SYMPOSIUM A systems approach to developing the self of the therapist  A couple of weeks ago the FSI launched its professional development offerings for 2013 with a group of presentations to promote thinking about the self of the clinician from some different family systems perspectives. Almost all feedback forms that we received […]

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Jenny:  Linda I read your article with interest from the ANZ Journal of Family Therapy :Trauma and Bowen Family Systems Theory: Working with Adults Who were Abused as Children. I really liked the clarity about how issues of power are not ignored in Bowen theory but they sit alongside inviting people to define themselves more […]

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POSTED BY – Jenny Brown & Lily Mailler This blog began as a casual conversation in the kitchen at our office between Lily Mailler and Jenny Brown.  It was prompted by the site of Lily’s golden Labrador sitting in the back of her car for over an hour while Lily was working. She was sitting […]

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