First Time in Asia!



We have great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory which will be co-hosted by the ISS Family Institute of the International Social Service Hong Kong Branch, and the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on May 17-19, 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  The theme of the Conference is “Systems Thinking in Daily Life: Bowen Theory in Families, Organizations and Communities“.  This Conference offers a very rich training programme on Bowen family systems theory (or Bowen theory), bringing together local and international trainers to share their best thinking in the theory and practice of Bowen theory in different settings such as families, businesses, organizations, and communities. Leaders and students of Bowen theory, as well as new comers to Bowen theory will explore the application of Bowen theory in daily life, clinical work, businesses, faith communities, and a variety of cultural contexts. This Conference will be a valuable forum for dialogue with different nationals on the practice and challenges of being a responsible self in a variety of social contexts across geographic, socio-economic, cultural, and political boundaries.

Attendees will have the opportunities to:

enrich their understanding of systems thinking, to develop greater capacity to see the “big picture", the reciprocity and interrelationships in human systems.
learn ways to enhance resilience and effective self-management in the home, clinical, organization and community contexts with systems thinking.
examine and address social phenomena in varied social contexts and cultures through the systems perspective.
explore training and research ideas that bridge cultural and geographical boundaries, using Bowen theory as a guiding theoretical framework.


A Warm Welcome!


Dear colleagues and friends,

A warm welcome to the 2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory!

It is our great pleasure to organize and host this meaningful event in Hong Kong.  Preparation is underway. This Conference aims to enhance the theory and practice of Bowen family systems theory (or Bowen theory) in daily life.

Through this event, we hope that the stimulation and inspiration engendered from the Conference can act as further impetus for promoting responsible individual functioning, and better functioning of our families and society.



Dr. See Yuen CHUNG
Chairman
ISS Family Institute
International Social Service Hong Kong Branch (ISS-HK)

Chairman
Organizing Committee
2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory
Hong Kong



We are very delighted to have the opportunity to co-organize the 2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory  with ISS Family Institute of the International Social Service Hong Kong Branch. This partnership highlights our University’s commitment to enhance the well-being of families and the society through promoting knowledge and practice of effective theories and approaches such as Bowen family systems theory.

This meaningful event provides a forum for scholars and practitioners from all over the world to advance their knowledge and use of Bowen theory in everyday life, so that we can make a difference in the world that we live in.

I wish all of you have an enjoyable and stimulating exchange from this Conference.



Professor Daniel T.L. SHEK, SBS, JP
Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme)
Interim Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Vice -Chairman
Organizing Committee
2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory
Hong Kong




With deep gratitude, I welcome you all to the 2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory.  This Conference is made possible by the concerted efforts of many speakers who are long-time students of Bowen theory, as well as by the collaboration of our partnering agencies, and many wonderful individuals.

Dr. Bowen gave his theory as a gift to the world.  By hosting it in Asia, this Conference marks a milestone in the development of Bowen theory in the world. With the staunch support and participation of many well-grounded theorists and practitioners of Bowen theory, this Conference offers an exceptionally rich training programme and a valuable forum for interchange on a wide array of subjects on Bowen theory. In these 3 days of Conference, attendees, both beginning students as well as long-time students of Bowen theory, will have the opportunity to deepen their learning of Bowen theory through the keynote speeches, theory sessions, topical presentations by invited speakers, and brief presentations from selected papers.

May you enjoy the Conference, taking with you much stimulation, inspiration, and added energy to continue the work on differentiation of self.




Peggy CHAN (Mrs.)
Director of Programme
ISS Family Institute
International Social Service Hong Kong Branch (ISS-HK)

Coordinator
2nd International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory
Hong Kong



OUR CONTACTS

Mrs. Peggy Chan / Mr. Dickson Lo
ISS Family Institute
International Social Service Hong Kong Branch (ISS-HK)
6/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Tel: 852- 2834 6863
Fax: 852- 2834 7627
Email: 2ndintconfbowen2018@isshk.org

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