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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
Review Bowen Family Systems Theory’s concept of cut-off.
Discuss the four components of cut-off.
Review the relevant neuroscience on theories of emotion and the relevance to family emotional process as understood in Bowen Theory.
Discuss the dynamics of distancing.
Explain the function of cut-off in a family system.
Analyze the costs/benefits of cut-off to the individual and to the family system.
Describe the first steps in reversing a cut-off.
Review the clinician’s efforts to address cut-off in a family system.
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.