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Family Matters Video Series Online Discussion Group 2022

The 2022 Family Matters Video Series On-line Discussion Group is coming! The discussion will be held in Cantonese and facilitated by local Bowen theory learners. Overseas participants are very welcome!

About Family Matters
Family Matters is a series of half hour TV shows jointly produced by the Bowen Center for the University of the District of Columbia since 2006. The format is a one-on-one interview designed to bring out the best and most in-depth observations from professional people with experience in Bowen family systems theory who have spent their professional lives learning about the issues that matter to families.
The purpose of the program is to support the mission of the Bowen Center to assist families in solving major life problems through understanding and improving human relationships and to support the adult programming strategy of UDC-TV. (http://thebowencenter.org/media/family-matters/about-family-matters/)
Time 7:00pm – 7:30pm Viewing of the video
(or participants can view the video in their own time prior to this meeting, and join the discussion at 7:30 pm)
7:30pm – 8:30pm Discussion
Fee Public: HK $100 per session

HK $100 off if you join 6 or more sessions once
(E.g. HK$700 for 8 sessions)

HK $1,000 if you join all sessions once (Total: 12 sessions)

COF Member: FREE

Click HERE to see COF member’s benefits & discounts!

Date Course Code Title YouTube Speaker Facilitator
Dec 6, 2021 (Mon) FM 12/21 The importance of knowing family history Link Victoria Harrison Ngan Lai Mee Yuk
Jan 5, 2022 (Wed) FM 01/22 Sibling Position: Life Choices Determined by Sibling Positions Link Anne McKnight Jean Tai
Feb 7, 2022 (Mon) FM 02/22 Parental bonds Link Peg Donley Kimmy Li
Mar 9, 2022 (Wed) FM 03/22 Relationship Fundamentals: Togetherness and Differentiation Link Daniel V. Papero Kimmy Li
Apr 4, 2022
(Mon)
FM 04/22 Aging and Late-life transition Link Carrie Barone Ngan Lai Mee Yuk
May 11, 2022
(Wed)
FM 05/22 Technology & Relationships Link Kathleen Cauley Jean Tai
Jun 6, 2022
(Mon)
FM 06/22 Divorce and adult children Link Carrie Collier Livia Cheuk
Jul 6, 2022
(Wed)
FM 07/22 Bowen systems thinking & addictions Link Anne McKnight Ngan Lai Mee Yuk
Aug 8, 2022
(Mon)
FM 08/22 Bowen theory and nature Link Daniel V. Papero Livia Cheuk
Sep 7, 2022
(Wed)
FM 09/22 The origin of family psychotherapy Link John Butler Livia Cheuk
Oct 10, 2022
(Mon)
FM 10/22 Finding a self in parenting Link Carrie Collier Kimmy Li
Nov 9, 2022
(Wed)
FM 11/22 Chronic Anxiety Link Michael Kerr Jean Tai

Facilitators

Ms. Jean Tai, M. Guidance & Counselling

Ms. Jean Tai takes special interest in the practice of Bowen theory in her work place and counselling work. She is a long-time student of the Family Institute’s Professional Training Programme in Bowen Family Systems and Therapy.

Ms. Kimmy Li, BSocSc (Government and Laws); LLB

Kimmy has attended various Bowen Theory Training Programmes organized by the ISS Family Institute, including the Basic Course in Bowen Family System Theory and the Family-of-Origin Research and Reading Group. She developed interest in the Bowen Theory through the years. Though not working in a helping profession, she experienced the validity and effectiveness of the Bowen Theory in her journey of learning and trying to practice the same in her daily life, and is motivated to pursue a more in-depth study in this area.

Ms. Livia Cheuk, B.S.W., R.S.W.

Ms. Cheuk is a social worker offering counselling and needed services to families, couples and individuals.  She is an enthusiastic  learner of Bowen theory and  an active participant of the training programmes of  the  ISS Family Institute.

Ms. Ngan Lai Mee Yuk, B.S.W., M.A(S.W.), R.S.W.

Mrs. Ngan is a very experienced social worker in counselling and family services. She has recently retired from her former work as the supervisor of an integrated family servicecentre and various children and youth services. She has enrolled in many training programmes of the Family Institute including the Professional Training Programme in Bowen Family Systems and Therapy.

Student Sharing

以下是一位學員經有關博域理論的討論和啟發後,鼓起勇氣重新接觸與家族斷絕來往多年之親人的經歷,更對媽媽的一些行為多了理解。

我在十二月中參加了第一次”Family Matters video series online discussion group”, 從觀看有關Bowen Theory 的影片去學習理論及應用。令我最意想不到的收穫是影片放影後的小組討論和分享,分享內容很豐富和有啟發性,非常貼地及實用。給我很大的推動力去和幾年沒有聯絡的小姨重新結連。

近幾年,我的媽媽常常買大量的食物及日用品給我和弟妹的家庭。我們家中的水果經常吃不完,冰箱也常迫爆,放至發黃而被丢掉的蔬果不計其數。我們都知媽媽常常擔心我們沒有時間買食材,又覺得工人姐姐不懂挑選好的蔬果,但我們實在不想她常常拿着重重的大包小袋,而且我們也想買一些自己喜歡吃的東西,不想浪費食物。無奈如何跟她說都沒有果效,真令我們頭痛。最近跟老師聊起這個問題,想起這可能跟媽媽和小姨幾年之前因一些是非弄至大家不瞅不睬斷絕交往有關。當中可能是因為cutoff 而令媽媽的焦慮積累。

所以在參加完第一次Family matters video series之後,意識到和家人建立有意義的關係的重要,我便立志計劃在聖誕前向小姨送上小禮物,重新結連。 雖然起初她也很抗拒我的到訪,但最後我們終可見面,聊了很久。這是今年最好的聖誕禮物,是我為重修關係踏出的第一步!

Josephine

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