OSHR 3030 - Understanding Relationships through a Family Systems Lens (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The 1950s ignited a paradigm shift in therapy, from thinking in terms of "individuals" to "family systems." Among the new thinkers, Murray Bowen built a framework for mapping family dynamics that is intuitive and congruent with other constructive developmental theories. It offers a compassionate way to understand any emotional system and track the transmission of anxiety and resources.

This Perk will provide an overview of family systems theory in general and Bowen’s in particular. Participants will be given examples and resources for personal application.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Carolyn Bartlett

Carolyn Bartlett is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. She enjoys helping people learn to "think systems" when trying to understand one’s self, one’s relationships, and the world.