Conferences and Courses


Living Systems’ annual conference brings leading researchers from various disciplines to Vancouver to explore Bowen Theory and other fields of study.

Each conference provides a unique opportunity for individuals to gain a further understanding of the theory and its application in specific areas of human behavior. Conference hours can usually be applied to continuing education credit requirements.

Upcoming Conferences

“Chronic Illness and the Family”

This conference will explore how emotional process in the family can interact with the expression of certain genes in members of the family that affect our behaviour and our health. In addition, the conference will examine the possibility that modifying patterns of family interaction may alter the expression of genes linked to health and illness

For more information and the conference brochure click here.

Past Conferences

“Trauma and the Family: Widening the Lens”

This conference reviewed some of the current ways in which Tramua therapy is approached while broadening the lens to consider how the relationship process contributues to the overall outcome.

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“The Child’s Development of Self in the Family – A Systems Perspective”

April 10th – 11th, 2015,  SFU Harbour Centre with Dr. Dan Papero and Dr. Mark Flinn

This conference explored aspects of child development from a systems perspective.

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“The Miracle of Systems Thinking”

This recent conference described such a paradigm shift with a series of lectures and illustrated its clinical applications with case presentations.

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Public Courses

Living Systems Counselling offers a variety of public education programs across the lower mainland. If you are interested in a program for your organization please email us with your ideas and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Upcoming Courses

Family Matters Video Series

The Bowen Center in Georgetown, Washington DC produces a regular series of interviews on different aspects of Bowen Family Systems Theory and its application to human behaviour.  These programs are a great way to enrich one’s understanding of Bowen Theory and its practical application to everyday life.

To see all episodes click here.

The episode below, “Bowen Theory in Everyday Life”, is one of the most viewed episodes in the series.

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