Workshops

Run for the Hills, It's Alive! The Personal and Practice Implications of the Family as a Living Emotional System

Bowen family systems theory postulates that the family is a living emotional system where the behavior of each family member both simultaneously contributes to and reflects what is occurring in the family as a whole. This workshop considers a few of the profound personal and practice implications resulting from this perspective, specifically that: 1) people have less autonomy in their functioning than is commonly thought, 2) every family member's functioning contributes to medical, psychiatric, or social symptoms in another family member, and 3) treatment need not be directed at the symptomatic family member.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.