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- Participation in the WPFC Continued Study Seminar – Martha Markoff, WPFC student (9/13/2016) - WPFC offers an excellent Basic Seminar on Bowen Family Systems Theory. It’s an intensive course, and among many other things, it helped me think about how to observe emotional process in my family. In fact, I wanted more! Fortunately, there is also an opportunity to continue in a less intensive way: The Continued Study Seminar. […]
- “Gombe Chimpanzees” Celeste Compomizzi, WPFC faculty (1/8/2016) - Dr. Bowen based his theory of the family on evolution. This means that his theory of how the human family functions is based on processes which developed prior to the cognitive functions of the frontal cortex. If this is accurate, evidence of processes should be visible in other forms of life. Dr. Bowen read widely […]
- “Getting out of the Middle,” James E. Davison, WPFC Board member (9/8/2014) - Years ago now, I was serving on the ministerial staff of a large congregation. I was finding myself struggling, because my supervisor regularly avoided making important decisions. Sometimes, too, he would tell one group of people one thing; and others, the opposite. These groups, in turn, tended to approach a colleague and me to help […]
- Moving Bowen Theory towards Science, Jim Smith, WPFC Director (8/9/2013) - Bowen was clear about basing his ideas in science. In moving Bowen theory towards science, I think it is central to define what is meant by being scientific. I came to Pittsburgh in the late 1960s to study European phenomenological philosophy as an alternative approach and method for doing psychological research. I believed then, as […]