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Family Matters Video Series On-line discussion Group (FM 2021)

Family Matters Video Series On-line discussion Group


We are delighted to offer this on-line discussion group of the Family Matters video series for the coming year, facilitated by local Bowen theory learners. Discussion will be held in Cantonese. Overseas participants are very welcome!

About Family Matters
Family Matters is a series of half hour TV shows jointly produced by the Bowen Center for the University of the District of Columbia since 2006. The format is a one-on-one interview designed to bring out the best and most in-depth observations from professional people with experience in Bowen family systems theory who have spent their professional lives learning about the issues that matter to families.
The purpose of the program is to support the mission of the Bowen Center to assist families in solving major life problems through understanding and improving human relationships and to support the adult programming strategy of UDC-TV. (
Fee Public: HK $100 per session


HK $100 off if you join 6 or more sessions once
(E.g. HK$700 for 8 sessions)

HK $1,000 if you join all sessions once (Total: 12 sessions)

COF Member: FREE


Click HERE to see COF member’s benefits & discounts!

Time 7:00pm – 7:30pm Viewing of the video
(or participants can view the video in their own time prior to this meeting, and join the discussion at 7:30 pm)
7:30pm – 8:30pm Discussion
Date Course Code Title YouTube Speaker Facilitator
Dec 14, 2020
FM 05/20 Distance and Cutoff from the Extended Family Link Phillip Klever Jean Tai
Jan 20, 2021
FM 01/21 Parental Focus on a Child Link Laura Brooks Mavis Yau
Feb 8, 2021
FM 02/21 Bullying in Schools Link Dr. Daniel Papero Franco Choi
Mar 22, 2021
FM 03/21 Emotional Cutoff and Migration Link Louise Rauseo Jean Tai
Apr 21, 2021
FM 04/21 Death in the Family Link Dr. Anne McKnight Mavis Yau
May 13, 2021
FM 05/21 Self and Non-Self Link Michael Kerr Livia Cheuk
Jun 17, 2021
FM 06/21 Jealousy: From the Systems Thinking Perspective (2014) Link Dr. Daniel Papero Livia Cheuk
Jul 21, 2021
FM 07/21 Managing Self and Unexpected Life Cycle Events Link Priscilla Friesen Mavis Yau
Aug 2, 2021
FM 08/21 Strained Relationships between Adults and their Parents – Part 1 Link Douglas Murphy Franco Choi
Sep 9, 2021
FM 09/21 Triangles Link Kathy Wiseman Livia Cheuk
Oct 4, 2021
FM 10/21 Bowen Theory & Health Symptoms Link Victoria Harrison Franco Choi
Nov 15, 2021
FM 11/21 Anxiety and Decision Making Link Dr. Daniel Papero Jean Tai


Ms. Jean Tai, M. Guidance & Counselling

Ms. Jean Tai takes special interest in the practice of Bowen theory in her work place and counselling work. She is a long-time student of the Family Institute’s Professional Training Programme in Bowen Family Systems and Therapy.

Ms. Livia Cheuk, B.S.W., R.S.W.

Ms. Cheuk is a social worker offering counselling and needed services to families, couples and individuals.  She is an enthusiastic  learner of Bowen theory and  an active participant of the training programmes of  the  ISS Family Institute.


Mr. Choi Tin-yam, M.Soc.Sc. (Counselling), R.S.W.

Accredited General Mediator (HKMAAL)
Mr. Choi is a social worker of an integrated family service centre. Mr. Choi also has extensive experience in working with asylum seekers and their families. Mr. Choi has participated actively in the training programmes of the Family Institute.

Ms. Mavis Yau, M.Soc.Sc. (Counselling), R.S.W.

Ms. Yau is a registered social worker. She has considerable experience in providing counselling service to children and youth, and their families. She has previously worked in rehabilitation and medical service as well. She has pursued study in Bowen theory, and is motivated to apply it to her clinical cases and daily life.