The Bowen Center offers a broad range of training opportunities from the introductory level to advanced seminars. Programs are listed below.
About the Training Programs
Progress toward a science of human behavior is an underlying goal of all of the Center’s training programs. Bowen theory, grounded in years of research about human emotional functioning, postulates that to understand individual behavior it is necessary to understand the individual’s functioning in the relationship systems of which he or she is a part. The theory further postulates that members of human relationship systems mutually, subtly and automatically influence the behavior of members with whom they are in contact.
Emphasis in all programs is on self-learning, but the separate roles of teacher and learner are not mutually exclusive. Progress toward a science of human behavior is a journey of discovery on the part of both teacher and learner to master the known and identify and explore the unknown about human emotional functioning. Significant learning takes place in a relationship process in which the interactions between teacher and learner drive the pursuit of knowledge and the communication of ideas. Responsibility for learning rests upon each and the insights from Bowen theory guide the process of learning.