2020 Annual Fall Conference

Friday, October 23, 2020

Anxiety, Stress, and Triangling: Pressurized Human Relationships

Online Event featuring DANIEL V. PAPERO, PH.D.

The observation of emotional process in families by Murray Bowen led to his discovery of the triangle as the basic building block of relationship systems. The concept of triangles describes how this basic process functions, not only in the family, but in all human relationship systems.

Triangles serve an adaptive function, relieving tension or anxiety in any two-person relationship with the inclusion of a third person. Triangling predictably increases when the level of stress or anxiety is elevated in relationship systems. Triangles capture the fluid nature of anxiety as it shifts among members of a family or other system. The distribution of anxiety is not uniform in relationships as some individuals may be more vulnerable to absorbing more of it than others.

Knowledge of triangles and how we participate in them enable one to modify this emotional process and decrease the level of anxiety at play in important relationships. It is critical to improving the emotional functioning of ourselves and others.

In this one-day conference, Dr. Daniel Papero will describe the process of triangling and the impact the currently intense societal and environmental events have on the health and well-being of families and organizations. The current pressurized environment impacts all and Dr. Papero will describe both its impact and the effective responses the knowledge of triangles provides. He will present a wide range of clinical and family examples and a videotaped clinical session to illustrate this basic human process.

Daniel Papero, Ph.D. Dr. Papero lectures both nationally and internationally on Bowen theory and is on the faculty of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the book Bowen Family Systems Theory and co-editor of the recently published book, The Family Emotional System: An Integrative Concept for Theory, Science, and Practice (2015). His publications also include numerous book chapters and journal articles. He maintains clinical and consultation practices in Washington.

Since 1991 Dr. Daniel Papero has been the guest lecturer at the Center for Family Consultation’s annual Fall Conference. Each year Dr. Papero lectures on a topic central to Bowen theory and its clinical application. In addition to his lectures, he presents videotaped clinical sessions which illustrate important challenges individuals and their families seek to resolve. The sessions illustrate both the clinical application of the theory as well as the effort of individuals to define self in the broader context of the family.



Registration Fees

Individual: $150
Organization (3+ registrants): $125 per person
Full-time Student: $90 with valid ID
Fees include CEUs

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CEUs: 6 credit hours

Approved for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselor continuing education credits

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