Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.
Photo by Andrea Schara

Blog post by Jenny Brown What a satisfying experience to read: The Origins of Family Psychotherapy, This book contains the key research papers from the NIMH* project led by Dr Murray Bowen in the latter 1950s. (Edited by Jack Butler PhD) Why, you may well ask, was this high on my summer reading list? Don’t I […]

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By Lily Mailler I have been studying and applying Dr Bowen’s theory for the past 13 years and it took me a while to understand the idea of emotional sensitivity that is so central to the theory. Seeing emotional sensitivity in action in me was a big step in beginning to understand the impact it […]

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By Jenny Brown In his family systems theory Dr Murray Bowen talks about the goal of getting more neutral or objective about the people we consult to and their families. This goal also applies to members of a clinician’s/person’s own family.  What does this actually entail? And what is it that makes it so difficult? […]

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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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