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Speaker: Daniel V. Papero, PhD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Faculty Member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington, DC

As we enter the third decade of the 21st Century, we are living with intersecting challenges of pandemic illness, climate change and unstable economies and institutions which drive uncertainty and fearfulness in people across the globe. The biologically based functions of the family system become more evident as family units fear for their livelihood, sustenance and the well-being of all family members. In order to maintain meaningful and viable connections in challenging circumstances, individual family members have to engage one’s best thinking, manage emotional reactiveness effectively and guide one’s behavior in accordance with beliefs and principles that recognize interdependence and support cooperative behavior within the family. In short, one needs to work on differentiation of self.

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About the Professional Lecture Series

The Professional Lecture Series focus on the family as a natural system and on knowledge from the study of other natural systems. A distinctive feature of this meeting is the length of time the presenter is given to develop and illustrate ideas and entertain discussion.