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SDPA Member Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

  • 03/14/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Brandman University Campus

San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

Saturday, March 14, 2020
9 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Contact Phone: 619 525-7747

Contact Email: info@socalbowentheory.com

Register Online: www.socalbowentheory.com

Conference Presenter:  Daniel Papero, Ph.D. Senior Faculty from the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington, D.C.

 Conference Topic: “Bowen Theory’s Concept of Cut-off and its Importance to Family Psychotherapy”

Registration Fee:  Licensed professionals/others - $200.00; Students/Trainees/Interns - $125.00 (Registration fully refundable by February 15, 2020).

6.5 CE Credits – Conference approved by California Psychological Association– Office of Professional Development to sponsor continuing professional education to California licensed PSY/LMFT/LCSW. (#SOU042) Sothern CA Education & Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Topic Overview:

One of the later concepts added to Bowen Theory’s eight concepts, the concept of “Cut-off,” addresses the emotional distance that develops between generations in a family system. More colloquially the term has been employed to describe the emotional distance that can occur between family members, not just cross-generationally. The loss of emotional contact can occur in many ways marked by intense anger to a gradual slow-drifting loss of contact over time. This conference will review the concept of cut-off, it’s appearance and function for the family unit and the benefits and costs that flow from it. It will also review the clinician’s efforts to address cut-off in a family system. While each clinician may approach it slightly differently, the basic techniques of coaching appear to be universal and will be discussed.

Course Content and Learning Objectives:

1.      Review Bowen Family Systems Theory’s concept of cut-off.
2.      Discuss the four components of cut-off.
3.      Review the relevant neuroscience on theories of emotion and the relevance to family emotional process as understood in Bowen Theory.
4.      Discuss the dynamics of distancing.
5.      Explain the function of cut-off in a family system.
6.      Analyze the costs/benefits of cut-off to the individual and to the family system.
7.      Describe the first steps in reversing a cut-off.
8.      Review the clinician’s efforts to address cut-off in a family system.
9.      Discuss five function of the Bowen coach/clinician and describe the application of the fundamentals of “coaching through cut-off.”

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

To request accommodation for special needs, please contact Dr. Jacobs.


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