Supplemental Readings

Author Title
E. Nagel: A Formalization of Functionalism
A. Angyal: A Logic of Systems
W. Koehler: Closed and Open Systems
L. von Bertalanffy: The Theory of Open Systems in Physics and Biology
F. E. Emery & E. L. Trist: Socio-Technical Systems
A. Angyal: Neurosis and Treatment: A Holistic Theory: Preface, Ch’s. 1, 2, 3, 4
Dick Johnson: The Context of Therapy
C. Margaret Hall: The Bowen Family Theory and Its Uses: Ch’s. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13
Mary Sykes Wylie: Family Therapy’s Neglected Prophet, Bowen and Bowen, Murray Bowen Remembered
P. A. Comella, JD.: A Brief Summary of Bowen Family Systems
D. V. Papero: Anxiety and Organizations
P. McCullough, MSW: Leadership from the Viewpoint of Bowen Theory
M. Kerr, M.D.: Theoretical Base for Differentiation of Self in One’s Family of Origin
Murray Bowen, M.D.: The Anonymous Paper 1967 ( Family Therapy in Clinical Practice, Ch. 21 )


Other Readings

  • Georgetown Family Center, Family Systems: A Journal of Natural Systems Theory in Psychiatry and the Sciences., Georgetown Family Center; 4400 MacArthur Blvd, NW, Suite 103, Washington, DC 20007 (800) GFC-6882.
  • Gilbert, Roberta, M.D. Extraordinary Relationships. New York: John Wiley and Co.,1998
  • Kerr, Michael E., M.D., Family Evaluation: An Approach Based on Bowen Theory., New York, W.W. Norton and Co., 1988.
  • Kerr, Michael, E., M.D., Family Systems Theory and Therapy, Reprinted from the Handbook of Family Therapy, edited by Alan S. Gurman,     Brunner/Mazel, New York, 1981
  • Papero, Daniel V., PhD., Bowen Family Systems Theory, New York: Allyn & Bacon,1990.
  • Sagar, Ruth Riley., Bowen Theory and Practice, Feature Articles from the Family Center Report 1979-1996, ISBN:0-9658540-0-0
  • Titelman, Peter Ph.D., Editor, Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory, New York, The Haworth Press, 1998.
  • Toman, Walter, Ph.D., Family Constellation: Its Effects on Personality and SocialBehavior. 3rd Ed., New York: Springer, 1976.
  • von Bertalanffy, L., The Theory of Open Systems in Physics and Biology