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): $275. Single lecture fee: $110; Student/Senior (65+) Series fee: $140; Single lecture student/senior fee:$55.
You may elect to attend this lecture by Dr. Kerr by ZOOM for the same fee. After registering online inform Rebecca Keller at [email protected] You will then be contacted by email between 8:30-9AM the day of the Lecture.
A life course is determined by the degree of unresolved attachment to one’s family-of-origin, the amount of chronic anxiety associated with it, and the way that anxiety is coped with. Murray Bowen wrote this and I think it is one of the most provocative statements he ever typed. Most people get the idea in a general way, but not in a specific way. The specifics are essential for resolving an attachment. This day will be devoted to wrapping our heads around this important discovery.
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 goals for this presentation are that participants will be able to describe the details involved in resolving an attachment to one’s family of origin.