Clinical Internship in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy – Year Two


Clinical Internship Program Year Two Details

Dates: Sept 2024-June 2025
Times: Once a month for 3 hours and monthly 3-hour clinical meetings.
Supervision: Bi-weekly group supervision and between 9-23 individual or paired supervision hours depending on the volume of clients an Intern sees. See the program outline for details.
Location: Online using Zoom.
Tuition: $2,200 (Interns are not paid to see clients).
Program Outline: Click here.

Program Description

The clinical internship program year two continues the components of year one.  It includes theory/dialogue, group and individual supervision, and monthly clinical meetings. Trainees will select an area of study to focus on for the year, along with the general structure of the second year. Each student’s interests and research supplement a core curriculum of reading and supervision.

Learning Objectives

  • deepen the understanding of Bowen Theory, and gain further clarity in defining the concepts of Bowen Theory.
  • gain further understanding of how Bowen theory is supported in current research.
  • advance thinking about the clinical application of Bowen Theory and its application in one’s own family.
  • gain further clinical experience under supervision.

“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.
You can learn more about Bowen Family Systems Theory here and here.


Katie White
Dave Galloway 

Meet the faculty here

Clinical Internship Program Year Two Admissions Requirements

Trainees must satisfactorily complete the first year of the training program and receive approval from the trainee’s individual supervisor and Executive Director to continue into year two of the program. We give priority to students who have completed the first-year internship the year previous with Living Systems. Other spaces may open and be filled by those who have completed an introduction to Bowen Theory training program at Living Systems or another network program.

Clinical Internship Policies and Student Statement of Rights, Harassment Policy and Dispute Resolution Policy is here.

Contact information

To inquire or express interest in enrolling in this program, please email Katie White by August 1st. Please note there is limited space, so inquire early at:

Living Systems Counselling is a registered society, charity# 107784308RR001. We are a leading provider of counselling, training, education, and research-based on Bowen family systems theory. We offer individual, couple, and family counselling for a wide range of relationship and mental health issues in a variety of locations in the Lower Mainland. We thank the BC Gaming Commission, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, City of New Westminster, Individual donors and our members for their support.