The Western Pennsylvania Family Center (WPFC) is a non-profit educational and training membership organization [501(c)(3)], founded in September, 1985 for the purpose of advancing Bowen family systems theory with it’s emphasis on responsible individual functioning in the context of personal and professional relationships. Bowen theory is taught in workshops, lectures, and conferences, in formal training/ and education, and in coaching and consultation services for individuals, groups, and organizations.
ANNOUNCING THE 38TH PITTSBURGH FAMILY SYSTEMS CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM: “Societal Regression, Population Aging and Differentiation of Self”, with Dan Papero, Walter Smith, Katherine Baker, Peter Titelman, Ann Depner, Jim Smith, Celeste Compomizzi, Rev. John Rushofsky and Carol Jeunnette, October 20-21, 2017. Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 210 This meeting will focus on the fact that more and more people on “spaceship earth” are getting older and older in the context of all of the other facts that go into societal regression, while considering how differentiation of self changes things when added to this mix. A goal is that logical thinking will be brought to bear to these instinctively known and feeling guided phenomena.
WPFC MEMBERSHIP: It’s Time to Join or Renew! We welcome both new members and continuing members for the next program year, which runs from September 1 – August 31. WPFC is a membership organization. Your support is necessary to offer the many education and training programs we do. Different membership levels come with different benefits. Click on the Contributions/Membership link for details. You can join or renew online by PayPal there or by sending a check to the WPFC. Please sign up soon!
ANNOUNCING A NEW COURSE: “Thinking Theory: Peer Discussion/Consultation Group.” Organized by Dr. Cynthia Larkby, these quarterly 4 hour seminar meetings are for students who have completed a post-graduate course in the study of Bowen family systems theory and have five years of post study experience.
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Cancellation Policy for On-Line Registration: Cancellations must be done in writing. Cancellations received no less than one week prior to the program date will receive a refund of the program fee minus a 20% administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellation requests within one week of the program. If the program is cancelled by WPFC, every registrant will receive a full refund.