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Delayed Webcast Lectures: Lecture 7: Operationalizing the Concept of Differentiation

This is a lecture series on Bowen theory conducted by the faculty members of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Course Objectives
  • To get in touch with the latest thinking of the Bowen theory, and the sharing of experienced Bowen theorists.
  • To enhance understanding and applications of the Bowen theory.
Course Details
Course Code WCF 07/18-19
Date & Time: May 11, 2019 (Sat) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

International Soical Service Hong Kong Branch

6/F, Southorn Cnetre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.


Helping professionals and anyone interestd in Bowen Theory


Lecture:  English (no subtitle)

Debriefing and discussion:  English / Cantonese


$1,350  Annual Pass (10 tickets)

$1,200  Annual Pass (ISSFI Circle of Friends)

$600  Full time students

$200  Individual Session

Annual Pass can be be used as 10 tickets, e.g. 3 persons can use 3 tickets at one lecture). 

Annual Pass

The series consists of 10 lectures, each conducted by a different speaker. Click here to view the Schedule for 2018-19 (Brief) / Schedule for 2018-19 (Detialed).

Online application allows enrollment in individual lecture only. If you wish to purchase annual pass for all lectures, please click here and complete the form. 


Lecture 7:  Operationalizing the Concept of Differentiation    April 13, 2019 (Sat)  4:00 - 6:30 pm

Social scientists have conducted thousands of studies on overlapping concepts like resiliency, self-esteem, coping, and adaptation. Reviews of the literature identify many similar challenges for research on each of these concepts. Bowen theory can help to address such challenges.


Randall T. Frost, MDIV

Mr. Randall Frost is the Director of Training and Research at Living Systems, a pastoral counseling center in Vancouver, British Columbia that uses Bowen theory as its primary approach to family psychotherapy and pastoral counseling. Mr. Frost is a long-time student of Bowen theory, a frequent presenter at Bowen Center conferences, and the author of several book chapters and articles on Bowen theory in Family Systems. He is also an ordained Presbyterian minister.