Training & Courses
Systems Thinking in Daily Life:
Bowen Theory in Families, Organizations, and Communities
SAVE THE DATE
MAY 17-19, 2018 (THURS - SAT)
Venue: Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, HONG KONG
First Time in Aisa !
This conference will bring together leaders and students of Bowen Theory, as well as newcomers to Bowen Theory from all over the world. Local and international attendees will have the opportunities to share their learning on the theory and practice of Bowen Theory in families, organizations, and communities. This Conference will be a valuable forum for dialogue with different nationals on the practice and challenges of being a responsible self in a variety of social contexts across geographical, socio-economic, cultural, and political boundaries.
Attendees will have the opportunities to:
- enrich their understanding of systems thinking, to develop greater capacity to see the "big picture", the reciprocity and interrelationships in human systems.
- learn ways to enhance resilience and effective self-management in the home, clinical, organization and community contexts with systems thinking. examine and address social phenomena in varied social contexts and cultures through the systems perspective.
- explore training and research ideas that bridge cultural and geographical boundaries, using Bowen theory as a guiding theoretical framework.
What is Bowen Theory?
Bowen theory is a theory about human behaviour and relationships that view the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. It was developed by the late psychiatrist, Dr. Murray Bowen (1913-1990) in the 1960s. The theory has eight interlocking concepts. Its core assumption is that an emotional system that evolved over several billion years in the human species govern human relationship systems. Through knowledge of how the emotional system functions in one's family, work and social system, Bowen theory offers a blue print for solving problems in each of these areas. Bowen theory has been applied to many domains such as family life, clinical work, faith communities, organizational management, businesses, and communities.
The ISS Family Institute, local and international students and leaders of Bowen theory will offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in systems theory in daily life.