November 2, 2018- 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.
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Bowen theory has attracted and proved useful to many people of faith. Bowen himself considered adding a ninth concept to the theory – “a systems concept of the supernatural.” Does this suggest some innate compatibility between Bowen theory and spirituality? Could a theory based rigorously on fact somehow integrate the subjective world of the supernatural? This presentation will explore the points of contact and divergence between the two. It will further unpack the context in which Bowen first proposed a ninth concept, and consider what facts might best capture a systems view of the supernatural. Finally, participants will consider the clinical uses of a systems view of spirituality.
Ann Depner, MSW LCSW email: [email protected] A licensed clinical social worker, Ann retired from a longstanding career at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, where she served as a clinician and Director of Family Services. She currently maintains a small private practice of family therapy and spiritual direction. Ann completed the basic seminar at WPFC after earning a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and has applied Bowen theory to her clinical and administrative work for over 30 years. She has taught an introductory class in Bowen theory to clergy and group leaders since 2010. Speaking from a family systems perspective, Ann has presented locally and nationally on topics such as the process of development for clinicians, self-injurious behavior, ethics in the mental health profession, and gender differences in bereavement.
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. 3 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.
Learning Objectives: As a result of participation, persons attending will be able to: 1. Describe the ways in which Bowen theory and spirituality can be seen as both compatible and incompatible; 2. Explain Bowen’s idea of a “systems concept of the supernatural”; Describe some facts that could be incorporated in Bowen’s incipient “ninth concept”; 4. Describe some ways that a systems concept of the supernatural could be useful clinically.
BOWEN THEORY AND SPIRITUALITY