Book List

The following books may be useful to a reader's inquiry into Bowen Theory. However, this is not an exhaustive list.

Bowen, M. (1978). Family Therapy in Clinical Practice. Lantham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

de Waal, F. (1982). Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

de Waal, F. (1989). Peacemaking among Primates. Campbridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Friedman, E. (1985). Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. New York: The Guilford Press.

Friedman, E. (1999). A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. New York: Church Publishing Inc.

Kerr, M. and Bowen, M. (1988). Family Evaluation. New York: Norton.

Kerr, M. (2003). One Family’s Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory. Washington, DC: Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. (Note: This primer is also available in a Spanish translation.)

Gilbert, R. M. (1992). Extraordinary Relationships. Minneapolis, MN: Chronimed.

Gilbert, R. M. (1999). Connecting with Our Children: Guiding Principles for Parents in a Troubled World. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Gilbert, R. M. (2004). The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory: A New Way of Thinking About the Indivdual and the Group. Falls Church, VA: Leading Systems Press. (see also www.hsystems.org)

Gilbert, R. M. (2006). Extraordinary Leadership: Thinking Systems, Making a Difference. Falls Church, VA: Leading Systems Press. (see also www.hsystems.org)

Lerner, H. G. (1985). The Dance of Anger. New York: Harper & Row.

Lerner, H. G. (1993) The Dance of Deception. New York: Harper Collins.

Papero, D. V. (1990). Bowen Family Systems Theory. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Sagar, R. (Ed.). (1997). Bowen Theory and Practice. Washington, DC: The Georgetown Family Center.

Titelman, P. (Ed.). (2008). Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives. New York: The Haworth Press.

Titelman, P. (Ed.). (2003). Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives. New York: The Haworth Press.

Titelman, P. (Ed.). (1998). Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory. New York: The Haworth Press.

Titelman, P. (Ed.). (1987). The Therapist's Own Family: Toward the Differentiation of Self. New York: Jason Aronson.

Toman, W. (1976). Family Constellation: Its Effects on Personality and Social Behavior (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.