Important note to group registrants: Please email the names and professional designations (e.g., LCSW, LMHC, LMST, etc.) for all group members to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four, 90-minute presentations with ample discussion time:
1. A Radically New Understanding of How Relationships Work 2. Clinical Illustrations (video segments): Unresolved Emotional Attachment Manifesting in Psychosis 3. Evidence for the Multigenerational Transmission Process 4. Clinical Illustration: Applying Bowen Theory to the Family of the Sandy Hook Shooter
Goals and Objectives:
1. Understand how translating a new way of thinking about relationships into a new way of being leads to progress in family and other relationships. 2. Understand the meaning of the statement that Bowen theory uses systems thinking to link facts about human beings as a product of evolution with facts about human behavior from many disciplines. 3. Understand the distinction between cause-and-effect thinking and systems thinking as applied to human relationships.
Michael E. Kerr, MD Michael E. Kerr, MD, is a family psychiatrist. He is Director of the Bowen Theory Academy in Islesboro, Maine, and Emeritus Director of th Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC. The Academy's mission is primarily to address the distinction between systems thinking and cause-and-effecct thinking as applied to the family and other human relationship systems. Psychiatrist Murray Bowen originated Bowen family systems theory based on extensive family research. The most important practical application of the theory is the process differentiation of self. Differentiation is a blueprint for changing oneself in ways that have a constructive impact on others and on the overall functioning of a group.
Dr. Kerr co-authored with Dr. Bowen a widely-used text entitled Family Evaluation: An Approach Based on Bowen Theory. The book was excerpted in the Atlantic Monthly in 1988. He has also published many book chapter and journal articles about how families function. His primary research interests are the interplay of mind, body, and relationships and its role in health and disease and the interface between Bowen theory and the natural sciences. He has lectured on Bowen theory and its various applications all over the United States and overseas. One of his strengths is presenting theoretical ideas in a way that most people can identify as relevant to their interests and activities, most particularly to their families.
The Florida Family Research Network (FFRN)is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education (Provider # BAP-182 Exp. 3/31/2017). Albizu University is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education. FFRN and CAU maintain responsibility for the programs. For further information, contact Eileen Gottlieb | 561-279-0861 | email@example.com Jeffrey Miller | 786-218-7937 | firstname.lastname@example.org