The Western Pennsylvania Family Center (WPFC) is a non-profit educational and training organization founded in 1985 for the purpose of advancing Bowen family systems theory and enhancing individual functioning in the context of families, organizations and communities. This mission and vision is based in Bowen family systems theory, which is taught through workshops, lectures, and conferences, formal training and education in Bowen theory, and coaching and consultation services for individuals, families, and organizations.
Bowen theory is used by mental health practitioners, physicians and other medical workers, clergy, organizational consultants, teachers and any one desiring to improve how they function in their personal, professional and community lives.
The core offerings of WPFC are the Basic Seminar in Bowen Theory, the Pittsburgh Family Systems Conference and Symposium and the Lecture Series on Bowen Theory.
Applications for the 2014-15 Basic Seminar are no longer being accepted.
Continuing Study: Application of Bowen Theory to One’s Own Family for those who have taken the Basic Seminar or its equivalent will begin again in the fall of 2014. Applications close August 15, 2014.
Announcement and Call for Abstracts for 36th Pittsburgh Family Systems Conference and Symposium, October 10-11, 2014, “Leadership, Succession and Emotional Process in Nature, Families, Organizations and Society,” with Kathleen K. Wiseman, MBA and Jonathan Pruitt, PhD Abstracts are accepted until August 15, 2014.
Full day Lectures in the 2014-15 Lecture Series on Bowen Theory will given by Dr. Daniel Papero on January 16, 2015, Dr. Robert Noone on March 20, 2015 and Dr. Michael Kerr on June 6, 2015. Topics will be announced.
Half and full day presentations in the 2014-15 Application Of Bowen Theory Series (formerly Clinical Forum Series) will be given by: Victoria Harrison, “Differentiation of Self as the Basis of Change” on November 21, 2014 (half day); Jim Smith, “Forging An Identity: The Dance of Life;” on December 12, 2014 (half day); and Kathleen Cotter Cauley, “Triangles and Step Families” on March 13, 2015 (half day). Kent Webb will present on April 3, 2015 and Stephanie Ferrera will present on May 15, 2015. Also presenting in this series will be Carolyn Moynihan.
In collaboration with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, WPFC will be hosting “Bowen Theory Around the World,” the First International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory, August 2-5, 2015.
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Western Pennsylvania Family Center
733 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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