Growing Better Marriages - Full Program and Booking Details


Morning Session


Topics:             Jenny Brown, PhD will present a keynote address and a workshop in the morning session 

and some input in the final session of the workshop.  



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 Jenny, has worked as a social worker and family therapist since the early 1980s.                                    

Her clinical work has been in alternate care, couple therapy, family therapy, adult mental health, family homelessness, expatriate families and child and family health. 

She is well regarded in Australia for her training in Murray Bowen’s Family Systems Theory and has been dedicated to developing the application of this model in clinical practice and training since the early 1990s. 

Jenny is also author of the book "Growing yourself up: How to bring your best to all of life's relationships" "Every day interactions and observations of ourselves and our reactions can yield rich opportunities for building a more mature self—One path towards” loving our neighbour as we love ourselves.” The key premise of Growing Yourself up... is that: Relationships are the best laboratory for growing up"


The Keynote  topic will be:

"What's my family got to do with this?"

The workshop topic will be:

"Creating and Recreating our Own Unique Family"


 Afternoon Session:



In the afternoon you can also choose one of four concurrent workshops 

that will be led by Better Marriages Australia Leader Couples

The topics to choose from are:

 "Power of Apology" - Heather and John McAlpine

 "Couples Communicating" - Grant and Kate Wilson

       "Loving Intentionally/Keeping Connected" - Glenda and Simon Devlin

       "Sex Matters" - Barry and Paula Davis

      "The Art of Conflict" - Noeline and Paul Drayton



per Couple:   Better Marriages Aust. members - $60 per couple

                           Non-Members - $85 per couple

Bookings:   To secure your place at the workshop email[email protected]


Workshop Program:

Growing Better Marriages – 14th October, 2017, Austinmer




9am – Registration

9.30 – 'What's my family got to do with this?"

            Jenny Brown - Presentation

11am – Morning Tea

11.30 – Creating and Recreating our Own Unique Family.

             Jenny Brown Workshop

1pm –  Lunch

2pm-   Workshops options, led by Leader Couples


Power of Apology - Heather and John McAlpine 

Couples Communicating - Grant and Kate Wilson

Loving Intentionally/Keeping Connected - Glenda and Simon Devlin

Sex Matters - Barry and Paula Davis

The Art of Conflict - Noeline and Paul Drayton


3.30 – Afternoon Tea


4pm – Input  Jenny Brown 

Panel Discussion -Relationship Questions you’ve never dared to ask


5pm - Close