Continuing Studies in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy


Dates: Sept 2023-June 2024
Times: Twice a month for 2 hours. We invite participants to attend the monthly 3-hour clinical meetings hosted by the Society.

Supervision: Participants can opt to pay for supervision, and supervision is mandatory if seeing Living Systems Clients.
Location: Online using Zoom
Tuition: $1,250

Program Outline: Click here.

Program Description

The year will follow a theme that relates to the application of one or more aspects of Bowen Family Systems Theory (e.g., The Family as a Unit). Each 2-hour session will allow participants to discuss the assigned readings.

Participants will investigate an aspect of the theory of their choosing in order to understand this area in greater detail.  See the program outline above for more details.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain a better understanding of different applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory (Bowen Theory)
  • To learn about the connections of Bowen Theory with other areas of science
  • To improve one’s ability to articulate Bowen Theory concepts and how they can be applied by participation in the assignment discussions and the submission of written paper

Tuition Payment Option

A deposit of $120 is due three weeks prior to the first day of class and the remaining tuition is $1130 and is payable on the first day of class (or $565 due the first day of class and $565 due Dec. 15). Supervision is not included in this tuition. Residents who have a professional counselling or social work membership are paid $40 per client hour. Residents who are pursuing professional counselling membership are paid $25 per client hour (both rates include responsibility for completing necessary file notes).

“The theory postulates that far more human activity is governed by man’s (sic) emotional system than he has been willing to admit, and there is far more similarity than dissimilarity between the “dance of life” in lower forms and the “dance of life” in human forms.”

Murray Bowen, M.D. from Family Therapy in Clinical Practice.


Pamela Richmond
Dave Galloway 

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Application Form

We will accept applications from June 1st to August 1st. We will complete interviews in early September.

Use either a fillable PDF or a Word document.

Admissions Requirements

Trainees must satisfactorily complete two years of the clinical internship training program or the equivalent at another network program and receive approval from the trainee’s supervisor and Executive Director to enroll in the continuing studies program. See Program Outline for other admission requirements.

Contact information

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