Expired Revisiting Systemic Thinking: A Mindful Approach

Systems Theory is the guiding map for family therapists. Despite this epistemology, Family Therapy’s terrain has been historically allusive and limiting. Given the state of our world, with its many dysfunctions and tremendous challenges, it is urgent to look at how to create real sustainable change. This workshop is for those dedicated and curious enough to reassess what it means to be systemic. The workshop will be informed by the word “liminal” which refers to that space, at the very moment of transition when there is an energy looking for a difference that will make a difference.

Through group participatory explorations, participants will critically examine what those differences might be. New ways to gather information from a multitude of perspectives using such resources as Coherent Breathing, Improvisation, Qigong, and Poetic Expression will be considered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and work towards interdependency in a complex world
  • Revise how it is to be systemic
  • Utilize contextual mutual learning in creating new perspectives


Kenneth Silvestri, received his Doctorate in Family Cultural Studies from Columbia University, is a Family Therapist and Homeopath in practice for 35 years, a Professor at Daybreak University and adjunct Professor Kean University.  He is the  author of ” A Wider Lens: How to See Your Life Differently” and a monthly Psychology Today Blog in addition to being a Black Belt student of Aikido and a Tai chi practitioner.


Brielle Silvestri, has a MA in Applied Theatre from CUNY SPS. She is an educator, performer, and writer. She has facilitated applied theatre workshops at the University of Rwanda, facilitated anti-sexual harassment workshops for start-up companies, and worked as a teacher-artist with The Moth Community and Education Programs, People’s Theatre Project, Creative Arts Team, and New York City Children’s Theater.

  • November 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kenneth Silvestri, Ed.D., and Brielle Silvestri, MA

5 CE Contact Hours

Location:   Ackerman Institute for the Family

936 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, New York, 10010, United States


936 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10010

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