To know how family systems therapy helps therapists to construct effective interventions
To help psychotherapists keep an open mind to science
To help psychotherapists assist patients to form clear choices in their interactions
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 principal family members. A videotape of family therapy will be presented and discussed.
Presented will be a teaching tape on the values and perils of therapist-oriented (undifferentiated) eclecticism. The therapist, whether he likes it or not, is a model for the family. An unsure therapist is a poor model when a well defined family is a goal.