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 attended the Postgraduate Program from 1992 to 1998 and the Research Seminar at the Bowen Center from 1999 to 2011. Ms. Jurkowski was appointed to the faculty in 2009. She serves on the editorial board for Family Systems and teaches in the Online Introduction to Bowen Theory Program at the Center. In past years, she served on the Program Committee and supervised trainees attending the Postgraduate Program.

Ms. Jurkowski worked for substance abuse and mental health agencies in Baltimore, Maryland until 2014. She held the following positions: Therapist, Director of Admissions, and Clinical Coordinator. She has maintained a private practice in Baltimore County, Maryland since 2011. Ms. Jurkowski has presented papers locally and nationally on efforts to define a self in one’s family, bridging emotional cutoff, substance abuse, triangles, and therapy from the perspective of family systems theory.