Featured Speaker: Michael E. Kerr, MD Family Psychiatrist, President of the Bowen Theory Academy
Michael E. Kerr, M.D. is a family psychiatrist and President of the Bowen Theory Academy in Islesboro, Maine. Dr. Kerr worked closely with Murray Bowen until his death in 1990. He co-authored with Dr. Bowen a widely used text entitled, Family Evaluation: An Approach Based on Bowen Theory. His primary research interest has been the interplay of mind, body, and relationships and its role in health and disease. He has authored a new book, Bowen Theory’s Secrets: Revealing the Hidden Life of Families(February 2019).
Four, 90-minute presentations with ample discussion time:
Viewing Development through the Lens of Bowen Theory
Chronic Anxiety and Symptom Development
Emotional Process in a Family with Schizophrenia
Bowen Theory’s Understanding of the Autistic Spectrum
Goals and Objectives:
Distinguish Bowen theory’s unique view of development from other theories of development.
Understand the intricate interaction between family emotional process and fluctuations in clinical symptom intensity.
Grasp what is currently known about the connection between chronic anxiety and symptom development.
Understand Bowen theory’s contribution to variation in functioning along the autistic spectrum.
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. 3/31/2019). Albizu University is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education. FFRN and CAU maintain responsibility for the programs.