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 being accepted. Applications close July 31, 2014.
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. Abstracts are accepted until August 15, 2014.
The one lecture in the 2013-14 Lecture Series on Bowen Theory, “Cancer, Chronic Anxiety, Symbiosis in Extremis, and Coaching Fundamentals,”was given by Dr. Michael Kerr on June 7, 2014.
Presenters in the 2014-5 Application Of Bowen Theory Series (formerly Clinical Forum Series). Victoria Harrison will present “Differentiation of Self as the Basis of Change” on November 21, 2014. On December 12, Jim Smith will talk about “Forging One’s Identity: The Dance of Life.” Kathleen Cotter Cauley will present “Triangles and Step Families” on March 13, 2015. Other presenters in this Series will include Kent Webb, Stephanie Ferrera and Carolyn Moynihan.
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Western Pennsylvania Family Center
733 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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