This half day will focus on two areas of observation and inquiry: 1) What are the opportunities for being a self in the end of life for the person whose life is ending and for the family? 2) From the position of 40 years of family consultation, I will explore the process of differentiation of self for individuals to whom I have consulted over a “lifetime.” This exploration will include videotape segments that highlight the themes present of applying Bowen theory over their life, including the relationship with a consultant.
Friday, February 3rd, 9:00AM – 1:30PM, with registration at 8:30AM.
Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary – Long Hall, Classroom 215. (Classroom 215 is on the second floor. For accessibility, an elevator is located near the administrative offices to the right of the main entrance. (Campus Map)
Single event fee is $75. Full series (All Application of Bowen Theory Series events) is $250. Single student/senior (65+) event fee is $40. The full series for students/seniors is $125.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will not be taped and there will be no Zoom attendance.
A long time presenter In Pittsburgh, Ms. Friesen was introduced to the ideas of Murray Bowen in graduate school in social work at the University of Kansas. She moved from Kansas to Washington, DC in 1978 to pursue her interest. She became an administrative assistant in the Biofeedback Program developed by Dr. Lilian Rosenbaum and participated in the postgraduate training program. Her early exposure to biofeedback significantly influenced her understanding of Bowen theory and her early focus on the physiology of relationships. She was appointed to the Bowen Center faculty in 1987. She was the director of the Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and its Applications from 1990-2003. In 1994, she expanded her clinical work to include neurofeedback. This led her into the study of evolution and the development of the brain as well as how the brain, mind, and relationships operate in synchrony. In 2005, she co-founded The Learning Space, a conceptual place where individuals have an opportunity to experience and challenge themselves in relationships through the integration of Bowen theory and neurofeedback. In 2012, Ms. Friesen and Kathleen Wiseman created a program designed for experienced business professionals, consultants, and responsible family members. This program integrates Bowen theory and neurofeedback to challenge people to be more of a self in their family and work settings. Ms. Friesen is also active on the Board of Leaders for Tomorrow, the organization responsible for making the Bowen Archives available to the world.
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. 4 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 describe: 1) the process of differentiation of self for individuals to whom I have consulted over a “lifetime” from the position of one having done 40 years of family consultation; and 2) the opportunities for being a self in the end of life for the consultant whose life is ending and for the families in family consultation.
DIFFERENTIATION OF SELF OVER A LIFETIME
Registration is closed for this event.
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