May 12, 2017 – 9:00AM – 1:30PM, with registration at 8:30AM. Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 104. 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: Attendance by Zoom is an option for this presentation. Fees are the same as attending in person. If you are interested in this option, contact Rebecca Keller at [email protected] after registering.
Retirement is a relatively new phase of the family life cycle. This presentation will look at the definition and history of retirement; changes in structure, relationships and functioning that can occur and the process itself. The presenter will apply Bowen theory to both the content and her journey to date and will offer questions raised for further consideration.
Sandra Caffo has been a student of Bowen Family Systems Theory for over 30 years and has applied the ideas to her work and family life. Her career encompassed a clinical private practice, organization consultation as part of a small firm and 30 years work in the employee assistance field; first as a counselor and eventually as an executive director of employee assistance company. Sandra retired in October 2015. Anticipation of this stage of the family life cycle was anxiety driven. Living as a retired person is providing an opportunity to address the anxiety, research the broad umbrella called retirement, refocus attention on extended family and continue to apply Bowen theory ideas.
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 goals for this presentation are that participants will be able to describe: 1. the definition and history of retirement; 2. changes in structure, relationships and functioning that can occur and the process of retirement itself; and, 3. how Bowen theory was used to understand the content and process of the presenter’s retirement journey to date.