Additional Recommended Resources for the study of Bowen Family Systems Theory

The following books are highly recommended by CFC Faculty for additional reading for individuals looking to expand their knowledge of Bowen Family Systems Theory

Murray Bowen 1978 Family Therapy in Clinical Practice, Jason Aronson

Murray Bowen, J. Butler, ed. 2013 The Origins of Family Psychotherapy: The NIMH Family Study Project. Jason Aronson

Ona Cohn Bregman and Charles M. White, eds. 2011 Bringing Systems Thinking to Life. Routledge

Jenny Brown 2017 Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life’s Relationships 2nd edition, Exisle Publishing

Patricia A. Comella, Joyce Bader, Judith S. Ball, Kathleen K. Wiseman & Ruth Riley Sagar, eds. 1996 The Emotional Side of Organizations. Georgetown Family Center

Leslie Ann Fox and Katharine Gratwick Baker 2009 Leading a Business in Anxious Times. Care Communications Press

Edwin Friedman 1985 Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. Guilford

Roberta Gilbert 1992 Extraordinary Relationships. Wiley
1999 Connecting with Our Children. Wiley

2004 The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory. Leading Systems Press

2006 Extraordinary Leadership. Leading Systems Press

2008 The Cornerstone Concept: In Leadership, In Life. Leading Systems Press

C. Margaret Hall 1999 The Special Mission of Grandparents: Hearing, Seeing, Telling. Bergin & Garvey

Victoria Harrison 2018 The Family Diagram and Family Research: An Illustrated Guide to Tools for Working on Differentiation of Self in One’s Family.
Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

Mignonette N. Keller and Robert J. Noone 2020 Handbook of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Research Methods: A Systems Model for Family Research. Routledge

Michael E. Kerr & Murray Bowen 1988. Family Evaluation. Norton

Michael E. Kerr 2019 Bowen Theory’s Secrets: Revealing the Hidden Life of Families. Norton

Jeffrey Miller 2019 (3rd edition) The Anxious Organization: Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things Vinculum Press

Robert J. Noone 2021 Family and Self: Bowen Theory and the Shaping of Adaptive Capacity. Lexington Books

Robert J. Noone and Daniel V. Papero, eds. 2015 The Family Emotional System: An Integrative Concept for Theory, Science, and Practice. Lexington Books Daniel V. Papero

1990 Bowen Family Systems Theory. Allyn & Bacon

Catherine M. Rakow 2022 Making Sense of Human Life: Murray Bowen’s Determined Effort toward Family Systems Theory. Routledge

Ruth Riley Sagar, ed. 1997 Bowen Theory and Practice: Feature Articles from the Family Center Report 1979-1996. Georgetown Family Center

Ruth Riley Sager & Kathleen K. Wiseman, eds. 1982 Understanding Organizations. Georgetown Family Center

Andrea Maloney Schara and Alexa Schara 2013 Your Mindful Compass: Breakthrough Strategies for Navigating Life/Work Relationships in Any Social Jungle.

Kathleen Smith 2019 Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down. Hachette Books

Peter Titelman, ed. 1987 The Therapist’s Own Family: Toward the Differentiation of Self. Aronson

1998 Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory. Haworth

2003 Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Perspectives. Haworth

2008 Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Perspectives. Haworth

2014 Differentiation of Self: Bowen Family Systems Perspectives. Routledge

Peter Titelman and Sydney Reed, eds. 2019 Chronic Illness and Death in the Family: A Bowen Family Systems Perspective. Routledge

Robert L. Williamson 2004 Charting Self: The Beliefs Chart as a Tool for Change. Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Resources in Spanish

Murray Bowen 2016 La Terapia Familiar en la Práctica Clínica. Lulu Press

Victoria Harrison Los Síntomas Entendidos desde la Teoría de Bowen y la Perspectiva de los Sistemas Naturales: Un lente más amplio.

M Rodríguez-González & M Martinez Berlanga 2014 Teoría Familiar Sistémica de Bowen: avances y aplicación terapéutica. McGraw Hill Education