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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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Case Discussion 01 Panel - Bruno Bettelheim, Ph.D. Murray Bowen, M.D. Mary M. Goulding, M.S.W. Thomas S. Szasz, M.D.


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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
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Bruno Bettelheim |  Mary Goulding |  Murray Bowen |  Thomas Szasz
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Dec 11, 1985
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Case Discussion 01 Panel w/ Bruno Bettelheim, PhD, Murray Bowen, MD, Mary M. Goulding, MSW, and Thomas S. Szasz, MD. Moderated by William R. McLeod, MD.
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EP85 Conversation Hour 05 - Murray Bowen, M.D.


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Murray Bowen
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Dec 12, 1985
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Conversation Hour 05 featuring Murray Bowen, MD.
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EP85 Invited Address 03a - Psychotherapy - Past, Present and Future - Murray Bowen, M.D.


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James F. Masterson |  Murray Bowen
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Dec 12, 1985
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Invited Address Session 3 - Part 1 - Psychotherapy - Past, Present and Future featuring Murray Bowen, MD. With discussant James F Masteron, MD. Moderated by Sharon Cottor, MSW.
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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
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Ernest Rossi |  Joseph Wolpe |  Lewis R Wolberg |  Murray Bowen
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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
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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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