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Audio Visual Resources

Living Systems is pleased to offer Audio, CDs or DVDs from conference presentations and public lectures given in Greater Vancouver over the past decade.

To Order: e-mail audiovisual@livingsystems.ca and indicate what item numbers you wish to order and a paypal money order will be e-mailed to you for payment request (prices are in Canadian dollars, shipping and handling is NOT included in the price, please allow 3-6 weeks for delivery).

 

DIFFERENTIATION

2. Individuality and Togetherness Public Lecture Dr. Kerr, May 1996
In this lecture, psychiatrist Michael Kerr brings Bowen family systems theory to bear on the paradoxes of human behavior
CDs $35

3. Emotional Neutrality Dr. Papero, Feb. 2002
In this presentation, Dr. Papero clarifies the often puzzling and elusive idea of emotional neutrality and debunks common misunderstandings.
CDs $130

6. Defining Self Rev. Dr. H. Myer, Dr. Kerr and others April 2001
Day One: Religious Differentiation in a Pluralistic Culture Dr. H. Myer
Murray Bowen’s concept of differentiation offers resources to help churches and individuals rediscover an exciting new role to play in a pluralistic culture, and a new story to live out. Presentations of papers by others in the afternoon.
CDs $70

7. Defining Self Rev. Dr. H. Myer, Dr. Kerr and others April 2001
Day Two: The Process of Differentiation of Self Dr. Kerr
In this presentation, Dr. Kerr explains how families predetermine the level of differentiation in each of us and how Bowen family emotional systems theory can help us work to raise our basic level of differentiation. Presentations of papers by others in the afternoon.
CDs $70

8. The Process of Differentiation Public Lecture Dr. Kerr June 2003
Dr. Kerr describes and demonstrate principles that can guide such an effort in ones own family and in other important relationship systems.
CDs $35

26. Individual Responsibility in a Chaotic World Public Lecture Dr. Kerr May 1999
Dr. Kerr discusses what one person can do when he/she takes personal responsibility for the part self plays in a problem. The ability to think systems and act responsibly offers new ways to address problems that seem beyond us.
Audio $35

42. SHOULD THE TWO BECOME ONE? Attachment & Differentiation in Marriage. Dr. Daniel Papero, Oct. 2007.

This conference illustrates some of the differences between conventional approaches to marital difficulties and the fundamentals of relationship from the perspective of Bowen theory.

DVDs $130

43. Public Lecture: About Marriage - Be Careful What You Ask For! Dr. Papero, October 2007.

Sometimes the things that initially attracted us most to our mates become the very things that bug us the most after marriage. What to do when the real is not the ideal you thought you were signing up for!
DVD $35

44. The Individual and the Relationship System. Dr. Papero, Oct. 2008.

Dr. Papero applies systems thinking to the individual by exploring the idea of the individual as the learning system on levels ranging from genes, to behavior, to relationships. He will address the relevance of the ideas both for clinical practice and for living responsibly in one's own world.

DVDs $130

45. Public lecture: Let's talk about our relationship! Let's not and say we did. Dr. papero, Oct. 2008.

When we run into problems in our most important relationships, typically, one person wants to talk about it and the other does not. What makes it so hard to talk about relationships? What might make such talk more productive? Come and hear what one careful student of family relationships has to say.
DVD $35

48 Two Day Conference:  A systems perspective on child development. Dr. Papero, Dr. Flinn, April 2015.

 A Bowen systems theory description of the development of self and differentiation of self is provided by Dr. Daniel Papero, a senior faculty member of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC.  Dr. Mark Flinn, chairman of the department of anthropology at the University of Missouri provides the perspective of child development based on evolutionary theory and his research spanning 27 years on childhood stress, family relationships and health in the rural Caribbean community of Dominica. He compares what is happening in each child's family and in their social relationships to daily monitoring of the child's level of stress hormone and immune function.
DVDs $130

 

RELATIONSHIPS

42. SHOULD THE TWO BECOME ONE? Attachment & Differentiation in Marriage. Dr. Daniel Papero, Oct. 2007. This conference illustrates some of the differences between conventional approaches to marital difficulties and the fundamentals of relationship from the perspective of Bowen theory.
DVDs $130

43. Public Lecture: About Marriage - Be Careful What You Ask For! Dr. Papero, October 2007. Sometimes the things that initially attracted us most to our mates become the very things that bug us the most after marriage. What to do when the real is not the ideal you thought you were signing up for!
DVD $35

44. The Individual and the Relationship System. Dr. Papero, Oct. 2008. Dr. Papero applies systems thinking to the individual by exploring the idea of the individual as the learning system on levels ranging from genes, to behavior, to relationships. He will address the relevance of the ideas both for clinical practice and for living responsibly in one's own world.
DVDs $130

45. Public lecture: Let's talk about our relationship! Let's not and say we did. Dr. Papero, Oct. 2008. When we run into problems in our most important relationships, typically, one person wants to talk about it and the other does not. What makes it so hard to talk about relationships? What might make such talk more productive? Come and hear what one careful student of family relationships has to say.
DVD $35

15. Marriage and Family Emotional Systems. Dr. Papero Feb. 1995
In this talk, Dr. Papero explains how, armed with Bowen concepts, spouses can think and act more often as individuals while deepening intimacy.
Audio $130

16. Child Focus in Families Dr. Kerr May 1995
In this presentation, Dr. Kerr draws on his work with families and their children.
Audio $130

18. The Ideal in Relationships Public Lecture Dr. Papero Jan. 1997
In this public lecture, Dr. Papero suggests that the best relationships foster individual thinking and separate emotional functioning. Using the concepts of Bowen family systems theory, Dr. Papero demonstrates how the popular ideals of self-sacrifice and unity often work to undermine both partners in a relationship.
CD $35

 

TRIANGLES

1. Triangles and the Family: Internal and Relationship Processes Dr. Papero Feb. 1996 In this presentation, Dr. Papero explains the Bowen concept of emotional triangles, how to recognize them and how to change the way you think and behave within them.
CDs $130

 

ANXIETY/STRESS/SYMPTOMS

4. Anxiety and Learning Dr. Papero Feb. 1997
Dr. Papero provides an introduction to Bowen theory and ideas about its potential application in educational settings. He proposes an exchange of views with participants on how you think about learning and the educational system in which you participate.
CDs $130

5. Stress and Adaptation Dr. Papero Feb. 2000
During this seminar Dr. Papero presents implications of his study of the literature on stress for clinical practice and research.
CDs $130

19. Stress and the Family Dr. Kerr May 2000
This presentation highlights the differences between more adaptive and less adaptive responses to stress in ways that go beyond conventional approaches to coping with stress.
CDs $130

20. Child Abuse in Family Emotional Process Dr. W H. Smith Oct. 2002
For the past 15 years, Dr. Smith has focused on understanding family violence and child abuse. He uses the family systems theory to explore the complex emotional factors triggering family systems to injure others in the family.
DVDs $130

21. Child Abuse in Families Public Lecture Dr. Smith Oct. 2002
In this lecture uses the family systems theory to explore the complex emotional factors triggering family members to injure others in the family.
DVD $35

46. Two Day Confenernce:  Stress and the Family: Widening the Lens. Oct. 2010 with Dr. Bruce McEwen and Dr. Michael Kerr and other remarkable speakers. This conference attempts to widen the lens on how the stress response of the individual fits into an understanding of the family as an emotional unit.
CD or DVD or MP3s $130

49 Two Day Conference:  Trauma and the Family: Widening the Lens. Dr. Papero, Dr Smith, Mr Hardie, March 2017.

  Over the last many years, more and more symptomatic conditions and behaviours have been attributed to a traumatic experience or event. While this conference will review some of the current ways in which trauma therapy is conceived and approached, it will also broaden the lens to consider how the relationship process in the family contributes to the overall outcome for the symptomatic individual. Dr. Daniel Papero will present the approach of Bowen Family Systems theory for the assessment and treatment of a family when a member develops a symptom following an unusually stressful experience or set of experiences. The conference will include several clinical cases presented by clinicians who follow a systems approach in the treatment of trauma.
DVDs $83

 

 

RELIGION AND SYSTEMS THINKING

6. Defining Self Dr. H. Myer, Dr. Kerr and others April 2001
Day One: Religious Differentiation in a Pluralistic Culture Dr. H. Myer
Murray Bowen’s concept of differentiation offers resources to help churches and individuals rediscover an exciting new role to play in a pluralistic culture, and a new story to live out. Presentations of papers by others in the afternoon.
CDs $70

 

FAMILY EMOTIONAL PROCESS

10. Conflict from the Perspective of Bowen Theory Seminar Dr. Papero Oct. 05
This four-hour block of time explores the area of conflict from the perspective of Bowen theory, including thoughts about addressing conflict.
DVDs $60

11. Family Emotional Process and Physical Illness Public Lecture Dr. Kerr June 1993 Dr. Kerr has proposed the concept of a “unidisease” which underlies all physical and emotional illness.
CD $35

15. Marriage and Family Emotional Systems Dr. Papero Feb. 1995
In this talk, Dr. Papero explains how, armed with Bowen concepts, spouses can think and act more often as individuals while deepening intimacy.
Audio $130

16. Child Focus in Families Dr. Kerr May 1995
In this presentation, Dr. Kerr draws on his work with families and their children.
Audio $130

17. Families Are All the Same….. Almost Public Lecture Dr. Kerr May 1995
In this public lecture Dr. Kerr explains how Bowen family systems theory provides a way to shift our thinking about families.
CD $35

18. The Ideal in Relationships Public Lecture Dr. Papero Jan. 1997
In this public lecture, Dr. Papero suggests that the best relationships foster individual thinking and separate emotional functioning. Using the concepts of Bowen family systems theory, Dr. Papero demonstrates how the popular ideals of self-sacrifice and unity often work to undermine both partners in a relationship.
CD $35

24. The Helper’s Own Family Public Lecture Dr. Papero Oct. 2003
This lecture identifies ways in which experience in our own family may contribute both to our effectiveness and to our difficulties in helping others.
CD $35

9. Family Process: The Child's Perspective. Public Lecture by Mary Frost, May 2010.
DVD $35

 

BROADER THEORY

12. The Relationship between Theory and Therapy Dr. Kerr June 1994
Dr. Kerr describes how therapy based on Bowen family systems theory is a direct outgrowth of the theory. This presentation will interest anyone who wants to learn more about how to think about human dilemmas from a systems perspective.
Audio $130

13. Family Systems Theory: An Asset to Medicine Dr. Kerr and Dr. M. Myer May 1997. Physicians and other health care professionals frequently report the experience of providing treatment for patients, knowing that the treatment is only really addressing one aspect of a bigger and more complex process. This conference will utilize family systems theory to explore two pieces which make up part of this larger process.
Audio $130

31. Public Lecture: Emotional Process in Society Dr. Kerr April 2002
Dr. Kerr examines the phenomenon of regression in emotional systems. He grounds the functioning of the human emotional system in nature by citing examples of how chronic anxiety affects the functioning of species other than our own.
CD $35

38. Nature and Nurture: Exploring the Interplay Between Temperament and Family Functioning, Dr. J. Kagan (Harvard University) and Dr. Kerr Mar. 2006
This conference brings together one of today’s major thinkers in developmental psychology with one of the foremost authority on Bowen family systems theory. Dr. Kagan and Dr. Kerr explore the complex interplay between temperament and family functioning in how children develop.
DVDs $130

39. The Many Influences on the Development of a Life - Public Lecture Dr. Kagan and Dr. Kerr Mar. 2006. How does one account for how children develop? Dr. Kerr and Dr. Kagan discuss what they see as some of the most important influences on child development.
CD $35

40. Attachment Theory and Bowen Theory: What Difference do the Differences Make? How Bowen Theory Guides Therapy
Kathleen B. Kerr, MSN, MA & Dr. Michael Kerr June 2007
This conference highlights 'what difference the differences make' for the practice of systems therapy bnce provides a unique opportunity to hear leaders in the field of marriage and family research. Includes short presentations by others in the field.
DVDs $70

35. The Importance of Research for Family Theory and Therapy
Dr. M. Gottman (PhD), Dr. Kerr (MD) and others March 2004 - DAY TWO. Dr. M. Kerr (MD) and other small presentations.
DVDs $70

36. Nature and Nurture: Beyond the Dichotomy Dr. S. Suomi and Dr. Kerr Apr. 2005
In this conference, Dr. Stephen Suomi and Dr. Michael Kerr explore some of the ways in which genes and environment interact to shape our biology and our behavior.
No Masters available. Please inquire.

41. Nature and Nurture: The Relational Brain. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Panksepp, May 2008
DVDs 130.

37. Dr. Bernard Crespi (Ph.D.) Public Lecture April 2005
Dr. Crespi describes some of the fascinating ways in which organisms that depend on one another cooperate, compete and sometimes "cheat" as they adapt to the demands of their environment.
No master available. Please inquire.
$35

47. From Generation to Generation: The Interplay between Genes and Family Process. Feb. 2012 with Dr. Michael Meaney and Dr. Daniel Papero and other knowledgeable speakers. This conference explores ways in which Bowen theory and the field of epigenetics may "reach toward" each other.
DVD $130