A Product of Evolution

All families operate
as an emotional unit

A View From the 21st Century

All families operate as an emotional unit

Bowen theory is such a radical departure from cause-and-effect models of human behavior that people exposed to the idea predictably mix the two ways of thinking. People do not easily comprehend that the processes described in an individual model of human behavior can be incorporated into a systems theory, provided these processes are not viewed as causes; e.g. “intra-psychic causes” and “relationship causes”, or “genetic causes” and “environmental causes”. 
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The Bowen Theory Academy

Objectives and Purposes

  • to educate the public about Bowen Family Systems Theory and its application to a variety of human problems;
  • to maintain communication with professionals in the fields of science, mental health, medicine, the humanities and other fields that deal with research in human development and behavior;
  • to produce educational programs and materials about Bowen theory concepts and applications
  • to make educational offerings available as resources to Bowen theory educational programs nationally and internationally
  • to engage in other activities relating to educating the public about Bowen Family System Theory