January 11, 2019- 9:00AM – 12:15PM, with registration at 8:30AM. Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 104.
Single event fee is $75.
Full series (Four Application of Bowen Theory Series events) is $250.
Single student/senior (65+) event fee is $40.
The full series for students/seniors is $125.
LIVE STREAM: Attendance by Zoom is an option for Lecture Series on Bowen Theory and Application of Bowen Theory events. Fees are the same as attending in person. If you are interested in this option, contact Rebecca Keller ([email protected]). ***Continuing education credits are only available for those using Zoom in the state of Pennsylvania.*** – New to Zoom? Check out this instructional video on how to join a conference!
This writer’s experience as a mental health specialist in Head Start afforded her the opportunity to shift the anxiety driven focus off the child. Typically, the helping professional’s priority and energy centers on the symptoms in the child and his/her behavioral problems. This writer’s focus on differentiation of self in the classroom, coupled with increasing parent and teacher awareness of differentiation of self, promoted more opportunities for flexibility and maturity in the system.
Bowen (1978) holds that the parental focus on the child is an automatic adaptive response to anxiety and threats in the family system. The emotional interaction and exchange of anxiety between the child and parent are influenced by the nuclear and extended family systems. Bowen Family Systems Theory focused interventions promote being a self in relationships and encouraging parents and professionals to take on more responsibility for self and their anxiety. The focus on self and being a self in relation to a child portends freedom for child maturation and development. These interventions include consulting and talking with parents and professionals about the family emotional patterns at play in their nuclear and extended families.
Carrie E. Collier completed her master’s in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC in 1999 where she became a licensed professional counselor while working in the emergency department conducting psychiatric evaluations and assessments. Dr. Collier earned her Ph.D. in counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her clinical residency at the Georgetown Family Center Clinic, trained in the Postgraduate Program at the Georgetown Family Center from 2008-2010 and is an Associate Faculty at Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Dr. Collier’s research focus is identity development and late life successful adaptation, wisdom, and ethics of care. Dr. Collier is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC and The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists: Unavailable at this time.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participation, persons attending will be able to describe the ways in which Bowen Family Systems Theory focused interventions: 1. promote being a self in relationships; 2. encourage parents and professionals to take on more responsibility for self and their anxiety; and will be able to describe: 3. how the focus on self and being a self in relation to a child portends freedom for child maturation and development.
Registration is closed for this event.
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