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.
18, 19 March 2024
SGT 9:00 AM – 5.00 PM
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.
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.
- 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.
- Didactic presentation;
- Skills-building exercises;
- Live case consultation/ demonstration