June 1, 2018, 9:00AM – 1:30PM, with registration at 8:30AM. Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 104. Single event fee is $80. Single student/senior (65+) event fee is $50.
It is always worthwhile to review and rethink the fundamental concepts of Bowen Family systems theory, especially differentiation of self and anxiety. As such, we will also be reviewing the fundamental premise of the theory, that 1. family, not the individual is the starting point, 2. family is not made up of individuals who impact each other, but is a primary organic unity in and of itself, out of which individual members of the system emerge. The implications of the theory will also be reviewed, in terms of clinical work and symptom development, organizational functioning, and societal regression. This presentation will be an opportunity for participants to check in with one’s systemic thinking and orientation.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance by Zoom is an option. Fees are the same as attending in person. Social Work CEUS are available for Pennsylvania Zoom registrants ONLY. If you are interested in the Zoom option, contact Rebecca Keller ([email protected]) after registering.
A licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years’ of experience in treating individuals, couples, and families, Dr. Zipris graduated from Duquesne University and interned with the V.A. Hospital specializing in treating substance abuse. He maintains a private practice with Persoma P.C. in Pittsburgh. In addition to his clinical work he offers on-going training programs and seminars in family systems theory, in its application not only to clinical work, but to work settings. He consults with businesses regarding the emotional functioning of the workplace. He has worked as a family therapy consultant and trainer to mental health and substance abuse clinic in the Pittsburgh area and has developed training programs for non-professionals in understanding family process. As a faculty member of the WPFC he has studied family systems in that setting for over 25 years.
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors: “This program is offered for 4 hours of continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Piitsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call 412-624-3711.” Fee is $20.
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 better able to describe the fundamental premises and concepts in Bowen theory.