The Princeton Family Center for Education offers training programs in Bowen family systems theory for professionals and non-professionals.

Training

Course Objectives

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Daniel V. Papero, PhD, LCSW, Faculty, The Bowen Center

Bowen family systems theory offers people a way to conceptualize human behavior. It offers a way to think about, and focus on, a more objective way of understanding the relationships in which one lives as well as one's own functioning within these important relationships.

The objectives of each seminar will be to:

  • Understand specific patterns of family and relationship interactions as described by Bowen family systems theory.
  • Choose methods of intervention in assisting families toward desired change.
  • Heighten awareness of the self of the trainee in clinical encounters.
  • Learn to apply system principles of Bowen theory to one's self and to one's family of origin.
  • Acquire a conceptual framework for understanding human functioning.

2017/2018 Schedule

This series of monthly meetings will give trainees an opportunity to study the eight theoretical concepts of Bowen family systems theory. The eight concepts are:

  • Nuclear Family Emotional System
  • Differentiation of Self
  • Triangles
  • Family Projection Process
  • Emotional Cutoff
  • Multigenerational Transmission Process
  • Sibling Position
  • Societal Emotional Process

The morning program will be a viewing of teaching tapes on a specific concept and relate them to family life and issues of leadership and organizations. Discussion will follow. The afternoon format will provide each trainee the opportunity to apply these concepts to clinical material.

The training dates are:

  • September 22, 2017
  • October 20, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • January 19, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 20, 2018

Faculty

Lee S. Gardner, LCSW; Brigitte Heffernan, LCSW

Tuition

$1,100 if paid in full by September 15, 2017 or $1,200 if paid in two separate payments of $600. The first payment should be made by September 15, 2017 and the second payment by January 12, 2018.

$150 for one training day.

Time

9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Applications should be mailed to:

Lee Gardner, LCSW
Princeton Family Center for Education Inc.
PO Box 331
Pennington, NJ 08534

Location

Straube Center
108 Straube Center Boulevard
Room I-19
Pennington, NJ 08534

CEUs for this program are provided through NASW NJ. 5 Continuing Contact Hours for one day.

For more information contact Lee Gardner at or 609-203-0162

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