Programs in Bowen Theory is now streaming videos from conferences. Each conference session is a separate video and can be purchased or rented separately or as a full conference. The March 2018 conference is now available. Open the conference link below and watch the trailer. Then, use the arrow in the upper right to view options for downloading or streaming the full conference or individual sessions.
- Functioning Up: Self Regulation in Families Under Stress, March 2018 - This meeting focuses on cutting edge knowledge about self-regulation and the other systems that regulate us, including family systems.
- Emotional Process in the Family and Society, May 2017 - Daniel V Papero, PhD, and Michael Sullivan, LMSW discuss societal regression and regression in families at this conference that took place in Santa Rosa, CA in May, 2017.
DVD’s from some past conferences are available here for purchase. These DVDs are not professionally filmed or edited and are therefore priced very reasonably. The quality of the recordings is good enough to view and hear the speakers and their presentations but projected slides are often not clear enough to see. Clinical video portions are omitted for confidentiality. DVDs are listed in inverse chronological order with the most recently produced DVDs listed first.
Sales tax, shipping and handling are included in the following prices.
DVDs are $35 each, $60 for two, three for $85 and four for $115.
To order, submit the printable order form.
- Systems Thinking, Symptom Development & The Biological Embedding of Social Experience, May 2016 - Darlene Francis explores how biological, psychological and social processes interact over a lifetime to influence health and vulnerability to disease and Daniel V Papero discusses emerging research on symptom development what Bowen theory may have to add at this conference in Santa Rosa, CA in May, 2016.
- Adjusting to Death and Loss, May 2015 - Anthony Papa challenges conventional thinking about grief work and assumptions about optimal emotional patterns following loss, based on his research, and Daniel V Papero explores how relationship variables influence a family's reaction to death at this conference, held in Santa Rosa, CA in May, 2015.
- A Mindful Compass for the Family Therapist, November 2014 - The four points of the mindful compass remind one that knowledge of the emotional system is the basis for connecting with others, defining oneself, and sustaining one's own direction when the system threatens and opposes a shift to a higher level of differentiation. In this meeting, through lecture and discussion Andrea presents the mindful compass and explores how it clarifies the emotional reactions that are activated whenever one makes a decision.
- Psychological Symbiosis, Fusion and the Family Unit, May 2014 - Dr. Papero reviews the original research observations of the family as an emotional unit which led to development of family systems theory and family psychotherapy.
- Gene X Environment Interaction, June 2013 - Dr. Papero leads an exploration of the interplay between self-regulatory and family development, and how the emerging knowledge of gene x environment interactions contributes to our understanding of development and change in the individual and the family.
- The Relationship World of the Young Adult, October 2012 - Young adults are at a life stage (20-30 years of age) where they face the tasks of adulthood; separating from their family, gaining the education or experience to enter into employment and self sufficiency, establishing relationships which lead to a partnership later in life, and supporting themselves. Dr. McKnight looked at these questions from the point of view of Bowen family systems theory in which the young person, despite his/her efforts to gain independence, is profoundly affected by the functioning of their original family.
- Severe Chronic Stress, Trauma, and the Family System, June 2012 - Dr. Daniel Papero talked about how traumatic events almost always involve others and explored the question of what the function of the family is, in coping with the effects, when extreme life events are experienced.
- Self-Regulation in the Family, May 2011 - Dr. Papero unpacked what’s understood about the functioning of the brain and the psychology of self-regulation in the context of what it looks like to work on self-regulation in the family.
- The Triangle Hypothesis, October 2010 - Dr. Laurie Lassiter demonstrated how the family regulates individuals and how a primitive social species like bacteria has social processes similar to the triangles that regulate individuals for the benefit of the group. The triangle is the way the human social group regulates the individual by exploiting individual sensitives to acceptance and rejection to maintain the system status quo, which benefits some at the expense of others.
- Bowen Theory’s Unique View of Marriage, April 2009 - Michael and Kathleen Kerr present information about Bowen theory's view of marriage and differentiation of self using their own marriage as an example.
- Uptight, October 2008 - Dr. Papero discusses anxious systems and current understanding of emotion. He presents Bowen’s electronic model followed by how emotion is understood today, anxiety and its effects on thinking, relationships and triangles.
- Understanding the Emotional System, Bowen Theory, Social Psychology & Biology, June 2008 - A diverse panel of speakers discuss understanding the emotional system, Bowen theory, social psychology, and biology--particularly harvester ants.
- Fundamentals of Relationships, February 2008 - Daniel Papero discusses what Bowen theory has to say about attachment, unresolved emotional attachment, the force for differentiation and the force for togetherness, anxiety, and triangles.
- Attachment and Differentiation in Marriage, 2007 - Dr. Papero summarizes classic attachment theory and how Bowen theory looks at symbiosis, anxiety and attachment. He then relates this information to adult attachment and marriage.
- Theory, Emotional Process and the Integration of Self, June 2007 - Dr. Michael Kerr explores the relationship between emotional process and the development of symptoms--in particular, cancer.
- The Multigenerational Family and Systems Thinking, February 2006 - Dr. Daniel Papero discusses the family as an emotional unit within a larger multigenerational system: functioning position, anxiety, and symptoms.
- Differentiation of Self, June 2006 - Several speakers with extensive knowledge of Bowen theory discuss Bowen theory concepts including reducing emotional distance, autism and the family emotional process, and emotional cutoff.
- The Marital Relationship and the Clinical Process, February 2005 - Dr. Daniel Papero discusses marriage, relationship intensity and chronic anxiety as well as clinical processes and therapy based on Bowen theory to address marital relationships.
- Addressing Conflict in Systems, June 2005 - Lee Ross, Michael Kerr, and Daniel Papero discuss what goes into creating conflict and what can help resolve it based on their research, experience, and Bowen theory.
- Differentiation of Self in Theory and Practice, 2004 - Dr. Daniel Papero discusses what goes into differentiation of self, including the integration of emotion and thinking.