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Family Systems Conference: JTerm Credit

Introduction to Bowen Family Systems Theory
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Three Credit Course
January 14-18, 2013

Instructor: David Lee Jones, Th.D.

Required pre-course readings:

Roberta Gilbert, The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory.
      Falls Church, VA: Leading Systems Press, 2006.

Jim Herrington, Robert Creech, and Trisha Taylor, The Leader's
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Edwin Friedman, Generation to Generation: in Church and
. New York: Guilford Press, 1985.
      (Chapters 1-2, and 7-10).

Israel Galindo, A Family Genogram Workbook.
      Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2006.

Ronald Richardson, Becoming a Healthier Pastor.
      Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2005.

Peter Steinke, Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times:
      Staying Calm and Courageous No Matter What
. Herndon,
      VA: The Alban Institute, 2006.

Recommended Reading:

Roberta Gilbert, Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of
      Thinking Relationships
. Falls Church, VA: Leading Systems
      Press, 2006.

Pre-arrival assignment:

Arrive the first day of the course with an initial draft of one's genogram and time-line. The genogram and timeline should minimally cover at least three generations--more if possible. Students will add to both their genograms and timelines during their respective cohort groups.

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