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

 by Jenny Brown “focuses on what happened, and on how and when and where it happened “ in order to see the bigger picture In October 2014 Mark Driscoll, a prominent US pastor of a mega church resigned. Unlike many examples of clergy falling from grace this was not prompted by exposure of a criminal or […]

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Jenny Brown with quotes from Dan Papero PhD. Over the holiday break our offices at the FSI have been painted inside and out. It was a 3 week project for the painters who spent at least two thirds of their time preparing the surfaces to ensure that the final fresh coats of paint will have […]

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Blog post by Jenny Brown. Christmas for Christians is a time of peace, exemplified by God’s grace shown through the gift of Jesus. For many who are of different faiths or without a faith, it is a time to share the fruits of the Christmas tradition (and coinciding festivals such as Hanukah), of relationships, family […]

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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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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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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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