Family Systems: The Impact of Marriage and Family on Physicians



Physicians have an ethical responsibility to recognize problematic family systems and to support healthy ways to address family and marital conflict. Physicians also have an ethical responsibility to maintain their own emotional health and to realize the impact of their family's emotional health on their practice of medicine.

This workshop will address marriage and family relationships, provide guidance for individual family assessment, and describe steps for improving family relationships and strengthening professional performance. Our expert instructors will help you recognize solutions that will enhance your professional and ethical practice.

Dates and Locations

Oct. 29: El Paso
Camino Real Hotel
101 S. El Paso St., El Paso, Texas
(915) 534-3000


  • Differentiate between healthy family systems and families in distress, 
  • Assess their family of origin and contrast with their current family system,
  • Consider the impact that the marital relationship has on the well-being of each family member,
  • Recognize how a family system and marital relationship affect ethical physician performance, and
  • Describe steps that may be taken to improve family relationships and strengthen professional performance.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for physicians of all specialties, spouses and other family members, and others who are interested in learning more about family systems and the impact of marriage and family on physicians.


8 am                Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 am           Part I: Marriage and Family Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Ethics)                       

9:30 am           Break

9:45 am           Part II: What About You and Your Family?

10:30 am         Break

10:45 am         Part III: Moving Forward: Progress, Not Perfection

11:45 am         Question/Answer Session

Noon               Adjourn


The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The TMA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility Education

Texas Medical Association has designated this activity for 1 hour of ethics and/or professional responsibility education.

Educational Methods

Educational methods will include lectures, audiovisual presentations, experiential, and audience participation.


Physicians/Spouse: $40 per person or $70 per couple, and $25 for each additional family member
On-site fee is $50 per person or $90 per couple, and $35 for each additional family member
The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, and conference syllabus.

  • Visit the TMA Web site at to register online.
  • Fax registration form with credit card information to: TMA Knowledge Center at (512) 370-1634.
  • Mail registration form and check or credit card information to: Texas Medical Association, Attn: TMA Knowledge Center, 401 W. 15th St., Austin, TX 78701-1680.
  • Call (800) 880-7955 or (512) 370-1550 to register with your credit card.

Cancellation Policy

A $25 fee applies to all cancellations. TMA will issue no refunds received less than one week prior to a scheduled workshop. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent a minimum of one week before the scheduled workshop to Linda Kuhn, Texas Medical Association, 401 W. 15th St., Austin, TX 78701-1680, or faxed to (512) 370-1347.


Course Brochure

The course brochure is available to download in PDF format.  You will need Adobe Reader to open this file, click here  for a free download.

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