Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:00AM – 4:00PM, with registration at 8:30. Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 104. Lecture Series on Bowen theory Series fee (Three lectures): $300. Single lecture fee: $120; Student/Senior (65+) Series fee: $160; Single lecture student/senior fee:$60. This is a reminder that you can attend this by ZOOM! First, register for it below and then contact Office Manager Rebecca Keller at [email protected] and let her know. You will then be contacted shortly before the event starts. PLEASE NOTE: Social Work credits are only provided to those attending the livestream in the state of Pennsylvania.
Copernicus’s sun centered cosmos languished for a century before Galileo, with the invention of the telescope, could confirm the accuracy of the idea and move it into the public consciousness. Bowen theory could suffer the same fate. It could await discoveries in science to catapult it into the public consciousness. This may not happen in our lifetimes, but things are moving forward. Two of the four presentations for this conference are about new understandings of chronic anxiety and how it can translate into clinical symptoms and the other two of the four presentations will focus on the interplay between human relationship systems and chronic anxiety. The latter two presentations are based on chapters from my new (and almost completed) book that revisit the stories of murderer Gary Gilmore, subject of the books “Shot in the Heart” and “Executioner’s Song,” and John Forbes Nash, Jr., subject of the book, “The Beautiful Mind,” that provides valuable insight into his descent into chronic psychosis and his eventual recovery without conventional therapy or medication. His wife, with the aid of Princeton University, saved his mind and likely his life.
Michael E. Kerr, M.D. is a family psychiatrist. He trained under and worked with Murray Bowen for more than twenty years, and then succeeded Dr. Bowen as Director of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (originally the Georgetown University Family Center) upon his death in 1990. He has been Emeritus Director of the Bowen Center since January 2011 and is now living in Maine. He continues a clinical practice, presents at conferences around the country, and writes about Bowen theory and its applications. He is co-author with Murray Bowen of, Family Evaluation, which was published in 1988 (excerpted in The Atlantic Monthly in September 1988), and is writing a second book, Bowen Theory: Defining a Self in Context. His research interests include cancer and family emotional process, the development of a unidisease concept, the relationship between human emotional process and emotional process in other species, and the process of differentiation of self. [email protected]
Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists: Allegheny General Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny General Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CEs-Fee is $35.”The information presented in this CE offering reflects the opinion of the presenter. Open to all, it is especially intended for those newer to Bowen theory. As with all science, there may be multiple explanations for the data and multiple reasonable conclusions. Program content has obtained credibility, as demonstrated by the involvement of the broader psychological practice, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices, or theoretical concepts. The goal for this presentation is that participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of 1) chronic anxiety and how it can translate into clinical symptoms and 2) the interplay between human relationship systems and chronic anxiety.
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