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

On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th October the Family Systems Institute held its Annual Clinical Conference: Dialogue with Difference. Its aim was to explore Bowen Family Systems Theory alongside other approaches to clinical practice. Theories explored included Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, Gestalt Psychotherapy, CBT, Gottman and the Dialogical Approach. Day 1 Day 1 introduced us to […]

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Drugs and alcohol have been used by human beings for millennia. Today, the ‘drug war’ receives near constant media attention even though most modern drugs were discovered and consumed many millennia ago. The prevalent view of addiction these days is that it is a disease which is genetically transmitted residing within the afflicted individual (the […]

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by Jenny Brown & Linda MacKay “To be more differentiated in the supervisory (or any) relationship it will require an individual to develop and to own their thinking rather borrow it from another.”  It’s been fascinating to review the history of collaborative approaches in family therapy supervision and to position Bowen theory into this spectrum. […]

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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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