Coming to grips with Bowen Family Systems Theory in a collaborative learning environment.
September 20, 2019 0 comments

“Family of origin work should not be undertaken as a way to change one’s family. Rather it is something done for self”  P. Titelman. “The Therapist’s Own Family.” 1987.

This half day seminar will provide an overview of Bowen’s approach to researching the therapists’ family of origin as a way to understand and manage themselves and their functioning better. The rationale for therapists to take on such work is that they can only take their clients as far as they have been able to go themselves in terms of managing their own reactivity in key relationships.

Participants will be given pre-reading before the seminar. They will be led through an introductory process of considering a period in the life of the family they grew up in and seeing it through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory.

The morning will cover

  • Family of Origin as a window to understanding self and systems.
  • The goal of increasing differentiation: The capacity to function autonomously, by making self directed choices, while remaining emotionally connected to the intensity of the significant relationship system.
  • Getting beyond blame.
  • Use of the multi generational family diagram.
  • Looking at the structure of a family of origin research group.


Date: Friday 20th of September 2019

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (TBC)

Trainer: Lily Mailler (Reg. Psych)

Price: $194.00 including GST.


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



Bookings are closed for this event.

Date(s) - 20/09/2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Grosvenor Cottage


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