Bowen Family Systems Theory Series – Part II Workshop 1 by Dr. Jenny Brown [March 2024]


Understanding & Supporting Mental Well Being of Children, Adolescents & Parents Using Bowen's Family System Approach

Dr Jenny Brown, PhD is a mental health social worker and family therapist, recognised with awards from the Australian Family Therapy Journal and the Bowen Centre Washington DC.

She founded the Family Systems Institute in 2004 in Sydney, Australia and currently directs a clinical practice and the Parent Hope Project. She is an author of 4 books and numerous papers and a speaker on family systems and family relationships.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

APPLICATION DEADLINES: 

PCG Grant Participants from eligible organisations: 8 March 2024

Others: 8 March 2024

REGISTER HERE

DATES:

18, 19 March 2024

TIME:

SGT 9:00 AM – 5.00 PM

VENUE:

This workshop will be conducted face-to-face. Confirmed participants will be receiving the venue details in due course. Please note that the mode of the workshop may be subject to changes. 

SYNOPSIS

This workshop conceptualises children’s and adolescents’ symptoms using a Bowen  family systems lens. It presents clinical applications focussing on assisting parents to adjust their interactions with a struggling child. Parents are helped to grow confidence and reduce guilt, blame and anxiety. The family systems work with parents and their children contribute to better mental health for children. Case examples will cover children and adolescents’ symptoms of defiance, school refusal screen addiction, anxiety and depression.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Any clinicians working with children, parents and families, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors, and Pastoral Care Workers.

OBJECTIVES: 

  • To understand a family systems understanding of symptom development in children. Includes understanding Bowen’s concept of the family projection process.
  • Understand the ways the parents and child triangle shapes family relationships. Common parenting style tensions.
  • How a family systems lens guides clinical interventions
  • How to work with parents to help them adjust their reactions to a struggling child
  • Draw from case examples to see how parents making a project out of themselves (differentiation) and not their child (projection & fusion) can contribute to positive outcomes for the child and the whole family.

TEACHING STRATEGIES

  • Didactic presentation;
  • Skills-building exercises;
  • Live case consultation/ demonstration
  • Q&A.

WORKSHOP FEES

$1,200 per participant (including GST). This workshop is pending pre-approved  PCG Grant (formerly known as VCF/CCF) grant.  
DISCOUNTS:
Group registration discounts are available!
Participants who attended ALL 3 webinars from the Bowen Family Systems Theory Series in November 2023 can enjoy discounted fees for the workshop.
Please write to  peggy@counsel.org.sg for further information on discounts and any other clarification. 
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