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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Refection’s from FSI 2015 conference on addictions. By Susan Hamilton. I know now, as an individual and as a clinician, that one of the great strengths of Bowen theory is to take such survival-driven adaptations out of individual pathology and make of them something more scientific, more objective, more INTERESTING, more plastic. Fifty percent of […]

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Blog post by Martina Palombi Member of FSI Certificate program. Psychotherapist in private practice. www.affinitypsychotherapy.com   I recently attended the Family System Institute’s Annual Conference 2014 on Leadership in the Family, Community and at Work with keynote speaker Walter Howard Smith, Ph.D.The first day focused on Leadership in the Family whilst the second day focused […]

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[Blog post written by Jenny Brown] With our conference on systems leadership just around the corner I have been thinking lots about the difference between systems leadership in the family and systems leadership at work. In many ways I think they are the same. The leader is one who works on their own differentiation of […]

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Excerpt from Walter Howard Smith Jnr PhD’s conference presentation 2011. Edited for this blog by Jenny Brown This excerpt opens up fascinating insights into systems leadership. Dr Smith talks about how he manages himself as Executive Director of a not for profit child and family services organisation with a staff of around 230 people. Many at […]

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Reflections on the 50th Bowen Centre Symposium, Arlington – November 2013. By Jenny Brown I have recently returned from Washington DC where I attended and presented at the Bowen Centre’s 50th Symposium. It was a privilege to participate in such a long standing gathering of systems thinkers. The 50th anniversary celebration and some of the […]

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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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