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.
Annual Symposium on Family Theory and Family Psychotherapy
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.
The upcoming Spring Conference will be held on April 3-4, 2020.
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.
The Opening Day Conference for the Clinical Conference Series is a single day meeting that focuses on a basic Bowen family systems theory concept. Ideas such as the family as a system, triangles in relationships, the family diagram, anxiety in a family, and goal-setting are discussed. Applications for clinicians are explored in small group breakout sessions.
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.
The Faith Leadership Conference is an annual event exploring the challenges and possibilities faced by leaders of faith communities. Each year the conference has a specific focus, and includes presentations on Bowen theory, case studies, and discussion.
The Conversations are monthly webcasts of lectures developed by Bowen Center faculty members that 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.
The Spanish Speaking Study Group centers around the reading and discussion of Dr. Bowen’s seminal book, Family Therapy in Clinical Practice, and other material relevant in the study of the theory. Participants will meet via video conferencing five times a year to discuss book chapters, theoretical considerations, and implications to practice (clinical and otherwise).