Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.
June 19, 2019 2 comments

Announcing our 16th Annual Family Systems Conference

The Family Life Cycle: A systems view
Considering key entrances and exits for the family and its members

Key Note Speakers:


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Priscilla Friesen LCSW

Priscilla Friesen LICSW has been studying Bowen theory since the late 70s. She became a faculty member of the Bowen centre in 1987. She has a longstanding interest in integrating neuro and bio feedback (including meditation and mindfulness practice) in assisting people to function in their relationships. Ms Friesen is a highly experienced family systems clinician who is renowned as an engaging teacher.


Kathy Wiseman MBA

Kathy Wiseman MBA Ms. is a business consultant whose work is based on Bowen family systems theory. Her 30-year professional experience includes consulting to family firms, family foundations and family offices, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and multi-site manufacturing facilities. Ms Wiseman brings a unique lens to family transitions though her work around the complex relationship processes in family business and succession.

Topics covered

  • How entrances and exits impact a family system; Biological reflexes and human development in the family system; death in a family; Ageing in the family system; issues of transfer of leadership/succession across a family life cycle; clinical case examples of working with life cycle transitions.


  • Seminar options each day on case studies of life cycle transitions including children adolescents and young adults.


When & Where

Wed – Thurs June 19 & 20

from 9:00am – 5pm

Venue: Mary MacKillop Conference Centre North Sydney

Click here to view our: CONFERENCE PROGRAM for Wednesday & Thursday.

 Half day post conference seminars

– Significant discounts if combined with conference registration

Both run on Friday 21st June 9:30 – 12:30

1 Mindfulness through a systems lens


Emotion regulation practices as part of growing self in relationships

Putting relationship awareness together with mindfulness meditation.

Presented by key note speaker Priscilla Friesen

Friday 21st June 9:30 – 12:30

Location – Mosman Art Gallery

For further details please visit the following link

16th Annual Family Systems Conference

2 Money and Families

*Please note our Money & Families seminar is now FULL *

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Wealth in families – when relationship and financial transactions collide

Presented by key note speaker Kathy Wiseman MBA

Friday 21st June 9:30 – 12:30

Location – Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Kirribilli

For further details please visit the following link

Money and Families (Half day seminar)



$380 for 1 day ticket OR $690 for 2 day ticket

Special June Discounts for those who register with colleagues.

10% discount for 2 places (1 day: $340pp  2 days: $620pp)

15% for 3 places  (1 day: $320pp  2 days: $585pp)

20% for 4 places  (1 day: $304pp  2 days: $552pp)

Plus students of family therapy and related courses can call our office for a substantial discounted price

Registration Includes

complimentary MP3 lecture, plus pre-reading.

Fully catered

Thursday drinks & canapés reception.

Half day seminar Tickets

Significant discounts if combined with conference registration

Half Day Seminar Ticket   $280.00

Discounted ½ Day Post Conference Seminar (If attending 1 Day Conference): $230

Discounted ½ Day Post Conference Seminar (If attending 2 Day Conference): $210 



Please Note: All FSI events, unless otherwise stated are subject to our cancellation policy.




Bookings are closed for this event.

Date(s) - 19/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mary MacKillop Place Conference Centre



  • Lisa Newling
    on March 14, 2019 Reply

    I will be attending the two days of the Conference and the 1/2 day Seminar on Friday morning. As part of the Fast Track program I will also be attending the Pre-Conference session on Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Thanks. Lisa

    • FSI
      on March 22, 2019 Reply

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for letting us know – please email us at letting us know which seminar you will attend on the Friday morning and we will send you an invoice.

      Kind regards,
      FSI Admin

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