Bringing Systems Thinking to Life Expanding the Horizons for Bowen Family Systems Theory

ISBN-10: 0415800471

ISBN-13: 9780415800471

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ona Cohn Bregman, Charles M. White

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In a single volume, Bringing Systems Thinking to Life: Expanding the Horizons for Bowen Family Systems Theory presents the extraordinary diversity and breadth of Bowen theory applications that address human functioning in various relationship systems across a broad spectrum of professions, disciplines, cultures, and nations. Providing three chapters of never-before-published material by Dr. Bowen, the book also demonstrates the transcendent nature and versatility of Bowen theory-based social assessment and its extension into fields of study and practice far beyond the original psychiatric context in which it was first formulated including social work, psychology, nursing, education, literary studies, pastoral care and counseling, sociology, business and management, leadership studies, distance learning, ecological science, and evolutionary biology - and providing ample evidence that Bowen theory has joined that elite class of theories that have enjoyed broad application to social phenomena while lending credibility to the claim that Bowen theory is one of the previous and current centuries' most significant social-behavioral theories. More than a 'œresource manual' for Bowen theory enthusiasts, this book helps put a new great theory on the intellectual landscape.
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Book details

List price: $75.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Editors
Contributors
Theoretical Considerations in Learning Systems Thinking and Bowen Theory
Observing Emotional Functioning in Human Relationship Systems: Lessons From Murray Bowen's Writings
Various Theoretical Points People Miss: A Training Session by Dr. Murray Bowen at the Minnesota Institute of Family Dynamics
An Obstacle to "Hearing" Bowen Theory
Responsibility for Self
Live Learning: Differentiation of Self as the Basis for Learning
A Systems View of the Training Program at the Bowen Center: Guiding Principles (1990-2003)
Managing Self in Emotional Fields When Presenting Bowen Theory
Established Domains for Systems Thinking and Bowen Theory
Learners Without Teachers: The Simultaneous Learning About Self-Functioning and Bowen Theory by Supervisor, Staff, Interns, and Clients in an Outpatient Program
Clarifying Principles for Investing in Self
Can Undergraduates Learn Bowen Theory?
Incorporating Bowen Theory Into an Undergraduate Social Work Curriculum: An Exercise in the Responsible Management of Self
Bowen Theory in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Education
Thinking Systems in Pastoral Training
Across the Generations: The Training of Clergy and Congregations
How Bowen Theory Can Be Useful to People in the Workplace: A Conversation Between
Bringing Bowen Theory to Family Business
Bowen Theory and the Chain Reaction of Bad Leadership and Good Leadership
Introducing Bowen Theory to Business Leaders
Misunderstandings From the Family Field: Selected Segments by Dr. Murray Bowen at the Minnesota Institute of Family Dynamics
New Horizons for Systems Thinking and Bowen Theory
Integrating Bowen Theory With Academic Research, Teaching, and Service
The Critical Reader as Scientist: Approaching Literature From the Perspective of Bowen Theory
A Supervision Model Based in Bowen Theory and Language
Introducing Adolescents to Systems Thinking: Learning to See the Self as Part of a System
Bowen Theory in Russia: A Training Program for Russian Psychologists
Restless Bedfellows: Taking Bowen Theory Into a Child-Focused Adolescent Treatment Unit in Australia
Learning Bowen Theory From a Distance
Bowen Theory and Zulu Understanding of Family
Building Bridges to the Natural Sciences: Field Research on Harvester Ants
Social Behavior in Nonhuman Animals: A Behavioral Model of Proximate Mechanisms Based on Bowen Theory
A Science of Human Behavior for the Future: Selected Segments by Dr. Murray Bowen at the Minnesota Institute of Family Dynamics
Appendix: Bowen Theory Training Centers and Contributor Organizations
Index
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