Program – Thursday 15th June 2017
The first 2 keynote presentations by Dr Kerr will be live streamed from 9:00 to 12:30
9:00am Welcome & conference opening
9:10am Dr Michael Kerr – Core Ideas in Bowen Family Systems Theory
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Dr Michael Kerr – Bowen Theory: Reaching towards Neuroscience
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Invited Clinical Researcher – Jenny Brown
Parents Recovering Self: exploring indicators of parents losing and gaining self during their adolescent’s mental health treatment.
3:00 – 3:30pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm Dr Michael Kerr –DVD interview with a client as she describes her efforts to function with more “self” in her nuclear and extended family.
4:30 – 5:00pm Summary of themes from the day; Discussion & Questions
Program – Friday 16th June 2017
9:00am Welcome & Invited Scientific Researcher – Dr Stephen Suomi (via zoom from USA). Autonomy and Attachment – what can be learned from research with primates?
10:30-11:00am Morning tea
11:00am Dr Michael Kerr – Applying Bowen Theory to the Sandy Hook Shooter and his Family
12:30- 1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:45pm Workshop options:
- Annemarie Bickerton – Managing self in complex and demanding work setting
- Jo Wright – Self of the Therapist: Developing capacity for emotional autonomy in the face of systems arousal
- Linda MacKay – Bowen Family Systems Theory: A focus on self and family
- Lily Mailler – The self in the system during a nodal family event
2:45 – 3:15pm Afternoon tea
3:15pm Dr Michael Kerr – The Hidden Life of Families: Presentation & DVD illustrating the relationship processes and extreme lack of “self” that are underneath (‘hidden’) in extreme clinical dysfunction.
4:45 – 5:00pm Conference wrap up