Joan Jurkowski is a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland and Washington DC. She is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor in Maryland. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland. She participated in the Postgraduate Program at the Bowen Center from 1992-1997 and was a participant in a Postgraduate Research Seminar at the Bowen Center from 1999-2011.

Ms. Jurkowski has presented papers locally and nationally on topics such as efforts to define a self in one’s family, bridging emotional cutoff, substance abuse, and the helping relationship from the perspective of family systems theory. Her article, “Heroin Addicts, Family, and Recovery: A Pilot Study” was published in Family Systems in 2004.

Ms. Jurkowski was appointed to the faculty in 2009. She chairs the Bowen Center’s Program Committee and supervises in the Postgraduate Program. She maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Maryland.