September 29, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:30PM, with registration at 8:30AM. Site: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 104. Single event fee is $80. Full series (All Application of Bowen Theory Series events) is $275. Single student/senior (65+) event fee is $50. The full series for students/seniors is $140.
Murray Bowen said: “I give my theory to the world.” The presenter has taught (and learned) Bowen theory on four continents: North America, Australia, Asia and Africa. For him teaching and learning is an ongoing reciprocal process between “teachers” and “learners.” Questions for this day include: Does Bowen theory equally apply across geographical, political and cultural boundaries? If not, what are the differences? How can differences be accounted for? What are the similarities and differences between the idea of culture in socialogical theories and societal emotional process in Bowen Theory? Are there differences in students’ motivation and ability to learn Bowen theory cross-culturally and intercontinentally? How can differences, if any, be accounted for? What are the responsibilities of those who teach Bowen theory to new and old students of the theory – at home and abroad? How does this differ, if at all, from place to place? How does differentiation of self look intercontinentally and cross-culturally? What is the place of differentiation of self in the process of teaching and learning? Does this change cross-culturally and intercontinentally? What are similarities and differences in the expression of chronic anxiety? Are emotional maturity and immaturity expressed similarly and/or differently from place to place, and from time to time? These and other questions will be considered.
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 graduate of George Williams College, now part of Aurora University, Mr. Smith’s current interests include the use of genealogy and descriptive-experiential family research in the process of teaching and learning Bowen theory, cross-cultural and intercontinental issues in teaching and learning Bowen theory, and the place of Bowen theory in the history of psychology and western thought. He is a founding member of WPFC and has been its Executive Director since 2008. He pursued doctoral studies in pscyhology at Duquesne University and training in Bowen theory at the Family Therapy Institute at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. A presenter at local, national and and international Bowen theory and other family therapy meetings, and a writer of articles and chapters on Bowen theory and its applications, Mr. Smith has a consulting practice in Pittsburgh.
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 able to: describe similarities and differences in teaching and learning Bowen theory intercontinentally and cross-culturally.