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SDPA Member CE Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

  • 10/26/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Brandman University Campus

San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

Register Online: www.socalbowentheory.com

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9 AM to 5:00 PM


Brandman University Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road
San Diego. CA. 91910 

  • Conference Presenter: Michael Kerr, M.D., Director Bowen Theory Academy, Director Emeritus Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in D.C.

     Conference Topic: “Applying Natural Systems Thinking at the Cellular, Family, and Societal Levels.”

    Registration Fee: Licensed professionals/others - $200.00; Students/Trainees/Interns - $125.00 (Registration fully refundable by September 27, 2019).

    6.5 CE Credits – Conference approved by CPA – Office of Professional Development to sponsor continuing professional education to California licensed PSY/LMFT/LCSW. (#SOU042) 

    This conference includes four distinct presentations (two theoretical and two clinical) to illustrate the necessity of using natural systems thinking to understand biological and psychological complexity at multiple levels; cellular, family and society.

    This conference is designed to help you:

    1.    Assess a new theory about how cancers develop; TOFT Tissue Organization Field Theory; Relevance to Cancer and Bowen Theory
    2.    Explain how chronic anxiety plays a critical role in the development of all clinical symptoms.
    3.    Apply Bowen’s concept of basic self to assess the level of differentiation in an emotionally challenged individual.
    4.    Contrast Murray Bowen’s concept of emotional fusion in the parent/child relationship with John Bowlby’s description for attachment maladjustment between mother and child.
    5.    Discuss Bowen’s earliest research that led to the development of his concepts of fusion and unresolved emotional attachment.
    6.    Examine a clinical case and discuss the emotional process that can foster the development of psychopathy.
    7.    Explain how the variables in a family emotional process can lead to regression in the individual or the family as well a manifest at the broader level, resulting in Bowen’s concept of societal regression.

    Conference focus influenced in part by the title of Michael Kerr’s new book,Bowen Theory’s Secrets: Revealing the Hidden Life of Families 2019, W.W. Norton (www.bowentheoryacademy.org).

    Contact Name: Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. (PSY15774), Director -  Southern CA Education & Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory

    Contact Phone: 619 525-7747

    Contact Email: info@socalbowentheory.com;sctbt@cox.net


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