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Murray Bowen, MD


Murray Bowen (31 January 1913 in Waverly, Tennessee – 9 October 1990) was an American psychiatrist and a professor in psychiatry at the Georgetown University. Bowen was among the pioneers of family therapy and founders of systemic therapy. Beginning in the 1950s, he developed a systems theory of the family. From 1954 to 1959, Bowen worked in the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, where he continued to develop the theory that would be named after him: Bowen Theory.[4] At that time, family therapy was still only a by-product of theory. Bowen did his initial research on parents who lived with one adult schizophrenic child, which he thought could provide a paradigm for all children. After defining the field of family therapy he started integrating concepts with the new theory. He claimed that none of this had previously been described in the psychological literature. What began the first year became known nationally in about two years.

From 1959 to 1990 he worked at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC as clinical professor at the department of Psychiatry, and later as director of Family Programs and founder of a Family Center.

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EP85 Supervision Panel 05 - Murray Bowen, M.D. James F. Masterson, M.D. Erving Polster, Ph.D. Carl A. Whitaker, M.D.


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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
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Carl Whitaker |  Erving Polster |  James F. Masterson |  Murray Bowen
Duration:
56:24
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 1985
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Supervision Panel 5 featuring Murray Bowen, MD, James F Masterson, MD, Erving Polster, PhD, and Carl A Whitaker, MD. Moderated by Sharon Cottor, MSW.
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EP85 Workshop 19 - Family Systems Therapy - Murray Bowen, M.D.


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Murray Bowen
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2 Hours 28 Minutes
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Dec 13, 1985
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Workshop 19 - Family Systems Therapy, featuring Murray Bowen, MD. Some of the cardinal principles in Family Systems Theory will be presented. It is important to diagnose the emotional posture of princ...
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EP85 Workshop 28 - On Eclecticism - Murray Bowen, M.D.


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2 Hours 27 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 1985
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Workshop 28 - On Eclecticism, featuring Murray Bowen, MD. Presented will be a teaching tape on the values and perils of therapist-oriented (undifferentiated) eclecticism. The therapist, whether he lik...
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EP85 Panel 03 - Symptom-Based Approaches vs. Growth Facilitation - Murray Bowen, M.D. Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D. Lewis R. Walberg, M.D. Joseph Wolpe, M.D.


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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Faculty:
Ernest Rossi |  Joseph Wolpe |  Lewis R Wolberg |  Murray Bowen
Duration:
58:05
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Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 1985
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Topical Panel 03 on Symptom-Based Approaches versus Growth Facilitation, featuring Murray Bowen, MD, Ernest L Rossi, PhD, Lewis R Wolberg, MD, and Joseph Wolpe, MD. Moderated by Harold Arkowitz, PhD.
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EP85 Panel 14 - Therapeutic Uses of Humor - Murray Bowen, M.D. Albert Ellis, Ph.D. Robert L. Goulding, M.D. Ronald D. Laing, M.D.


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Albert Ellis |  Murray Bowen |  Robert L. Goulding |  Ronald Laing
Duration:
57:10
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Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 1985
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Topical Panel 14 on Therapeutic Uses of Humor, featuring Murray Bowen, MD, Albert Ellis, PhD, Robert L Goulding, MD, and Ronald D Laing, MD. Moderated by John C Racy, MD.
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