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

By Ken Morgan, Sunday, 5 April 2020 The COVID19 crisis is the most disruptive phenomenon our society has experienced since the Second World War.  It’s social, psychological, and economic impacts are yet to be fully appreciated. Different leadership is required in a crisis to the more stable and predictable periods, where strategy can be developed […]

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Couples in Conflict = Clarifying the distinction between violence and frequent conflict *This is a version of a blog published by Jenny Brown on her site: www.jennybrown.info I’m sitting down to write about couple conflict.  With so much important publicity recently about the serious end of the spectrum of domestic violence I’ve thought it useful […]

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August 20, 2015 Murray Bowen Systems 0 comments

The fourth podcast in our series looks at Bowen’s NIMH research project: Bowen left Menninger’s in 1954 and began a historic family research program at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland. This program, called the Family Study Program, involved hospitalizing entire families on a specialized research ward. An excellent resource on […]

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This podcast explores Bowen’s World 2 experiences and his early psychiatry training. MURRAY BOWEN ARCHIVE : All the facts in the discussion presented in these pod casts can be validated and expanded upon in the documents in the archival record that exists at the National Library of Medicine (and is now open to researchers) and in […]

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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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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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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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