The Bowen Center offers a wide variety of conferences and lectures, which are listed below. Most programs offer CEU/CE credits for counselor and social workers. To stay current on our meetings and programs, please sign up for our email newsletter, or join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Opening Day Conference

The Opening Day Conference for the Clinical Conference Series offers an overview of basic Bowen family systems theory concepts which can be applied across a wide variety of counseling scenarios. Applications both professionally and personally will be explored in small group breakout sessions.

Counseling CEs and Social Work CEUs are available.

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Annual Symposium

The upcoming Symposium will be held on November 9-10, 2018

The Annual Symposium is the most important meeting on Bowen theory and its applications. It brings together the liveliest minds in the Bowen network to present, question, and discuss their latest research and ideas. The Symposium also features a Distinguished Guest Lecturer from another scientific discipline whose research is relevant to Bowen theory.

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Spring Conference

The upcoming Spring Conference was held on April 12-13, 2019.

The Spring Conference focuses on a single concept related to Bowen theory. Guest scientists, researchers, and leaders in the study of family systems offer presentations related to the topic during this two-day conference.

Each year at the Spring Conference, the Caskie Research Fund Award is given to support an important research effort in Bowen theory.

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Clinical Conference Series

The monthly Clinical Conferences combine presentations by Bowen Center faculty with videotaped clinical interviews with families they work with. Each conference has a specific focus. This highly regarded conference series offers stimulating learning opportunities for experienced clinicians, students, and those interested in better understanding Bowen theory’s application to the family.

Counseling CEs and Social Work CEUs are available. Registration discounts for students are also available. Registrants may elect to register for a single, four-conference package, or the entire conference series. Learn more about registration options on our fees page.

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Professional Lecture Series

The Professional Lectures are free and open to the public. They feature historians, scientists, and clinicians addressing a variety of topics.

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Conversations with the Faculty

The Conversations are monthly webcasts of lectures developed by Bowen Center faculty members addresses topics related to their research and clinical focus, with the intention of stimulating thought and extending the basis for applications of Bowen family systems theory. Ample time is allowed to interact with both the presenter and other audience members.

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Theory Meeting

The Theory Meetings are by invitation only, bi-monthly meeting on the development of Bowen theory.

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