Clinical Certificate in Bowen Family Systems Theory
Basic Program Certificate Description
Bowen Family Systems Theory, for decades a staple in social services, counseling and ministry education and practice, provides a conceptual framework – consistent with 21st century evolutionary thinking and recent findings in the natural and neuro-sciences – for understanding human behavior, families, organizations, and human society as dynamic living multigenerational emotional systems.
Due to its accessible assessment approach, the extraordinary breadth of its application, and congruence with the natural and neuro-sciences, Bowen theory is regarded as an important and substantive social-behavioral theory of the 20th and current centuries with the potential for inclusion in a comprehensive natural science of human behavior.
This certificate basic program is designed for individuals who want to develop a solid understanding of: Bowen theory; its natural science foundations; a systems thinking approach to emotional symptoms, physical symptoms, and human behavior; and how to use this theory to manage self in professional endeavors and personal life. Each of the 10 full-day workshops examines one of the theory’s eight interlocking concepts or one or more of the theory’s underlying hypotheses.
The workshop series, co-facilitated by Charles White, LCSW, LCADC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ellen Rogan, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC.
Certificate Program Format
The Basic Certificate Program runs from September through June. You can choose from two cohorts:
- Friday Cohort: 10 day-long workshops/supervision, (Maximum of eight participants)
- Saturday Cohort: 10 day-long workshops/supervision, (Maximum of eight participants)
To receive the Clinical Certificate in Bowen Family Systems Theory – Basic Program, you must attend all the workshops in your cohort and participate in a small group supervision session held immediately after each day-long workshop. Participants not enrolled in the Basic Certificate Program, can take individual workshops in the series. Those who attend all 10 day-long workshops and supervision components of the Basic Program can enroll in a similarly structured Advanced Program beginning the next academic year.
Learning opportunities include: presentations, theory and practice video segments, case study assessments,and participation in a 90-minute live webcast with a practitioner-scholar who is renown in the worldwide Bowen theory network for his or her research, writing, presenting, and clinical work on the Bowen theory concept being examined in that workshop.
Basic Certificate Program
|When:||10 Fridays or 10 Saturdays, September - June|
|Time:||9:30am – 6:00pm|
|CEUs:||75 clinical CE Hours|
Single Day Workshops
Individual workshops in the series can be taken without enrolling in the full certificate program.
|Cost:||$129 per workshop|
|When:||Monthly, September through June, on a Friday or Saturday|
|Time:||9:30 AM - 4:00 PM|
|CEUs:||5.5 clinical CEUs per workshop|