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Sep
20
Fri
Kerr Webcast @ CSNSF Classroom
Sep 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Kerr selects topics for presentation and discussion-based upon his rich clinical practice, research, and writing projects. This series is for therapists and consultants who base their work in Bowen theory and want to keep “systems thinking” and curiosity alive.

Sep
27
Fri
Clinical Consultation Seminar
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Clinical Consultation Seminar

Monthly 2.5-hour Zoom seminar for clinicians to present challenging cases or research projects based upon their practice of Bowen family systems psychotherapy.

Assigned reading in Family Therapy in Clinical Practice by Murray Bowen will highlight guidelines for therapists to discuss or illustrate. The Family Diagram and Family Research as Tools for Differentiation of Self by Victoria Harrison will be a springboard for discussing the challenges of practice based on extended family work as central for differentiation of self.

Presentations will be made to the faculty person while others observe and collect their thoughts and questions. Discussion will be open to others and then concluded by the faculty person. Two or three participants will present each session. Participants can plan to present every other month. There will be a stretch break in the middle of the seminar.

Participants will prepare a family diagram to accompany the presentation. Privacy and confidentiality will be maintained. No names or identifying information will be used. Participants will be responsible for obtaining a signed release if necessary.

The Online Clinical Consultation Seminar is designed for therapists who have attended the Bowen Center Postgraduate Program or a regional training program, who have participated in coaching for their own family work and who have an active clinical practice. Up to 6 participants.

2.5 hours once a month online via Zoom from September 2019 – December 2019 and January 2020 – June 2020. The exact day and time will be determined by participants who will likely be in a variety of time zones.

Oct
5
Sat
Societal Process Seminar Series
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Societal Process Seminar Series

Murray Bowen extended family systems theory in the 1970s to include the study of how societies impact and are affected by individual, family, and larger environmental forces. Population explosion, the disappearance of new lands to colonize, depletion of raw material necessary to sustain life, and a growing awareness that “spaceship earth” cannot support technology and our lifestyles are factors that Dr. Bowen identified as indicators of man’s disharmony with nature.

Those students of the Bowen theory who have a particular interest in Societal Emotional Process can use this series for further research, writing and presenting about the relationship between families, societies, and their sustaining environments.

This seminar will use the Bowen theory systems thinking, and Bowen’s theory-building method to better understand and better address social, political, and ecological challenges of increasing urgency in today’s world. Participants will examine such issues as depletion of the environment, responses to sustained anxiety, and the study of the human species adapting to its environment. Participants will be encouraged to select a focus that allows them to make use of the family diagram and family research in light of societal and environmental events in the history of their own family.

Program

Four 2 and ½ hour seminars will be held on Saturdays: October 5, November 2 and December 7, 2019, and January 4, 2020. The exact time will be determined depending on the participants time zones.

Oct
18
Fri
Kerr Webcast @ CSNSF Classroom
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Kerr selects topics for presentation and discussion-based upon his rich clinical practice, research, and writing projects. This series is for therapists and consultants who base their work in Bowen theory and want to keep “systems thinking” and curiosity alive.

Oct
25
Fri
Clinical Consultation Seminar
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Clinical Consultation Seminar

Monthly 2.5-hour Zoom seminar for clinicians to present challenging cases or research projects based upon their practice of Bowen family systems psychotherapy.

Assigned reading in Family Therapy in Clinical Practice by Murray Bowen will highlight guidelines for therapists to discuss or illustrate. The Family Diagram and Family Research as Tools for Differentiation of Self by Victoria Harrison will be a springboard for discussing the challenges of practice based on extended family work as central for differentiation of self.

Presentations will be made to the faculty person while others observe and collect their thoughts and questions. Discussion will be open to others and then concluded by the faculty person. Two or three participants will present each session. Participants can plan to present every other month. There will be a stretch break in the middle of the seminar.

Participants will prepare a family diagram to accompany the presentation. Privacy and confidentiality will be maintained. No names or identifying information will be used. Participants will be responsible for obtaining a signed release if necessary.

The Online Clinical Consultation Seminar is designed for therapists who have attended the Bowen Center Postgraduate Program or a regional training program, who have participated in coaching for their own family work and who have an active clinical practice. Up to 6 participants.

2.5 hours once a month online via Zoom from September 2019 – December 2019 and January 2020 – June 2020. The exact day and time will be determined by participants who will likely be in a variety of time zones.

Nov
2
Sat
Societal Process Seminar Series
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Societal Process Seminar Series

Murray Bowen extended family systems theory in the 1970s to include the study of how societies impact and are affected by individual, family, and larger environmental forces. Population explosion, the disappearance of new lands to colonize, depletion of raw material necessary to sustain life, and a growing awareness that “spaceship earth” cannot support technology and our lifestyles are factors that Dr. Bowen identified as indicators of man’s disharmony with nature.

Those students of the Bowen theory who have a particular interest in Societal Emotional Process can use this series for further research, writing and presenting about the relationship between families, societies, and their sustaining environments.

This seminar will use the Bowen theory systems thinking, and Bowen’s theory-building method to better understand and better address social, political, and ecological challenges of increasing urgency in today’s world. Participants will examine such issues as depletion of the environment, responses to sustained anxiety, and the study of the human species adapting to its environment. Participants will be encouraged to select a focus that allows them to make use of the family diagram and family research in light of societal and environmental events in the history of their own family.

Program

Four 2 and ½ hour seminars will be held on Saturdays: October 5, November 2 and December 7, 2019, and January 4, 2020. The exact time will be determined depending on the participants time zones.

Nov
15
Fri
Kerr Webcast @ CSNSF Classroom
Nov 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Kerr selects topics for presentation and discussion-based upon his rich clinical practice, research, and writing projects. This series is for therapists and consultants who base their work in Bowen theory and want to keep “systems thinking” and curiosity alive.

Nov
22
Fri
Clinical Consultation Seminar
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Clinical Consultation Seminar

Monthly 2.5-hour Zoom seminar for clinicians to present challenging cases or research projects based upon their practice of Bowen family systems psychotherapy.

Assigned reading in Family Therapy in Clinical Practice by Murray Bowen will highlight guidelines for therapists to discuss or illustrate. The Family Diagram and Family Research as Tools for Differentiation of Self by Victoria Harrison will be a springboard for discussing the challenges of practice based on extended family work as central for differentiation of self.

Presentations will be made to the faculty person while others observe and collect their thoughts and questions. Discussion will be open to others and then concluded by the faculty person. Two or three participants will present each session. Participants can plan to present every other month. There will be a stretch break in the middle of the seminar.

Participants will prepare a family diagram to accompany the presentation. Privacy and confidentiality will be maintained. No names or identifying information will be used. Participants will be responsible for obtaining a signed release if necessary.

The Online Clinical Consultation Seminar is designed for therapists who have attended the Bowen Center Postgraduate Program or a regional training program, who have participated in coaching for their own family work and who have an active clinical practice. Up to 6 participants.

2.5 hours once a month online via Zoom from September 2019 – December 2019 and January 2020 – June 2020. The exact day and time will be determined by participants who will likely be in a variety of time zones.

Dec
6
Fri
Kerr Webcast @ CSNSF Classroom
Dec 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Kerr selects topics for presentation and discussion-based upon his rich clinical practice, research, and writing projects. This series is for therapists and consultants who base their work in Bowen theory and want to keep “systems thinking” and curiosity alive.

Dec
7
Sat
Societal Process Seminar Series
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Societal Process Seminar Series

Murray Bowen extended family systems theory in the 1970s to include the study of how societies impact and are affected by individual, family, and larger environmental forces. Population explosion, the disappearance of new lands to colonize, depletion of raw material necessary to sustain life, and a growing awareness that “spaceship earth” cannot support technology and our lifestyles are factors that Dr. Bowen identified as indicators of man’s disharmony with nature.

Those students of the Bowen theory who have a particular interest in Societal Emotional Process can use this series for further research, writing and presenting about the relationship between families, societies, and their sustaining environments.

This seminar will use the Bowen theory systems thinking, and Bowen’s theory-building method to better understand and better address social, political, and ecological challenges of increasing urgency in today’s world. Participants will examine such issues as depletion of the environment, responses to sustained anxiety, and the study of the human species adapting to its environment. Participants will be encouraged to select a focus that allows them to make use of the family diagram and family research in light of societal and environmental events in the history of their own family.

Program

Four 2 and ½ hour seminars will be held on Saturdays: October 5, November 2 and December 7, 2019, and January 4, 2020. The exact time will be determined depending on the participants time zones.