Now we are in the fifth season, spring winter, in northern Sweden!
The spring winter is the time of the year many thinks is the most beautiful and best. The snow cover is still 50 -100 cm deep (1,5-3 ft) The nights are cold, and the days are warm. When the sun is shining, day and night temperatures separate up to 20 degrees Celsius. The spring equinox has passed, and the north of Sweden gets a couple of hours more daylight a week then the southern parts of the country. It is now everyone, regardless of age wants to stay out for several hours a day. We pack our lunch bags, sit on the ice and fish, go cross-country skiing, or lie on a reindeer trap in the sun. As we have longed for the light. It is almost difficult to imagine that in just two months, the International Conference will be held here in Sörbyn. Then nature will by then be in its full green, and day and night are just as bright.
It is high time book your accommodation for the conference. There is a lot of pressure in June at the hotels in Boden, we have reserved beds until 1 May, after that date there may be longer trips to the conference facility in Sörbyn. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, they help you with booking accommodation where transfer is also included. If you book a hotel yourself, then remember also arrange a transfer to the conference in Sörbyn.
Two intense and inspiring months lie ahead of us in the project group to put the last pieces of the puzzle in place. We are delighted with the great honor of hosting the third international conference and welcoming participants and lecturers from different parts of the world!
We continue to present the lecturers in a few more newsletters.
Tuesday 11.20 – 12.00
Faculty member at the Bowen Center for the study of the family since 2014
and at the Center for Family Consultation, Evanston, IL. since 1978. Privat practice, Evanston, IL. Author with several publications, most recently in October 2021 with the title
“FAMILY AND SELF. Bowen Theory and the shaping of adaptive capacity.”
Family and Differentiation of Self: An Evolutionary Perspective
The central concept in Bowen theory of differentiation of self will be presented from an evolutionary context. This will principally be discussed in terms of the co-evolution of the family and the brain which underlies the development of the intellectual system defined in the theory.
Tuesday 14.45 – 15.15
After working in the business world for many years in her previous career with a Master of Business Administration, Jean Tai has turned to the field of consulting. She has a master's degree in guidance and counseling at Hong Kong Polytechnics University as well as studies in counseling through the Bowen Family Systems Theory approach at ISSFI. More than 20 years of experience from the business world and of Bowen theory in his private practice.
Leading the Organization in an Unstable time
How can the leader lead the organization to make changes in order to deal with the perceived threats? The sharing of this case example throws insights on systems thinking approach to identify the interlocking triangles, the emotional reactivity in the organization and how leader can response in a rational and thoughtful way to achieve the company goals.
Tuesday 14.45 – 15.15
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Maryland with over thirty years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Special areas of interests: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, cancer, chronic physical and emotional illness, and career concerns.
Research, Differentiation, and a Clinical Practice
This presentation addresses the value of a “research attitude” in understanding human behavior. I began a small research study to identify factors in clients who seemed to gain the most from my clinical practice. I expected to find differences in clients who made progress versus those who didn’t. Results after three years of collecting data and reviewing the files of people after they discontinued meetings will be discussed. What I learned was more about myself than others and how I could improve my practice.
The Bowen Theory is developed by Dr. Murray Bowen, an American psychiatrist and a professor in psychiatry at Georgetown University. The Systems Theory is developed through practical work with clients during several decades. Dr. Bowen analyzed families, congregations, organizations and societies as emotional units. Instead of the individual perspective, focus was set on how relations are built and changed depending on context and various levels of anxiety. Dr. Bowen begun his research during the 1940’s at the Menninger Clinic, Later he continued at the Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, where he also founded the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family.
Bowen Center i Washington: thebowencenter.org.
Early Bird extended to April 30th
We will soon meet in Sörbyn
Two important dates to know if you expect to attend the International Conference 13 – 15 June, Sörbyn!