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Speaker: Carrie E. Collier, PhD, LPC, CRC

What does Bowen family systems theory offer the modern family? The family vitality is motivated by emotions and fear about survival or challenges in relationships. A lot has changed since Bowen observed families at NIMH but the four adaptive mechanisms are still alive in the family emotional system. The family make-up might look like a modern family, but is it really all that different? How does one see the emotional patterns in the family and how useful is it to see this process in self and in others?

A maximum of 5 CEU/CEs are available.

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About the Clinical Conference Series

The Clinical Conferences are designed to assist professional people in the pursuit of clinical excellence. Using presentations, videotaped interviews with family members, and ample discussion time, the conferences illustrate the interplay of theory and technique for a variety of human issues. The goals of each conference are to illustrate the application of Bowen theory in practice and to enhance people’s understanding of differentiation of self.