Using Bowen Family Systems
Theory in Ministry

ONLINE COURSE – March 2023!

Six  2 hour online sessions
Featuring Sharon Salomons RCC, Anglican Priest
Sponsored by Living Systems Counselling

Course Details

This course will introduce clergy and faith leaders to the concepts of Bowen Family Systems Theory, to begin thinking about their own role and function
within their family as well as their role within their faith communities. Participants interested in a package of 3 individual coaching sessions in addition to this course can contact Sharon directly.

Dates: Six classes: Mar 9, 23, Apr 13, 27, May 11, 25.
Time:12:30-2:30pm PST
Facilitator:  Sharon Salomons, RCC & Anglican Priest
Location: Online, via Zoom
Fee: $300.00

Who should attend?

This course is designed for clergy and lay leaders of churches, synagogues, temples, mosques or other faith communities.  Other mental health professionals and graduate students who are interested in the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory to faith communities are most welcome.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide an introduction to Bowen Family Systems Theory.
  • To introduce participants to the benefits of working on differentiation of self within their families and in a leadership role within a faith community.
  • To demonstrate how systems thinking can apply to the organizational life of faith communities.


Sharon Salomons is an Anglican priest and a Registered Clinical Counsellor.  She has been studying and applying Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy to her own life for more than 20 years and in her clinical work and in congregational ministry for about 18 years. She has received training through the Clinical Internship Program at Living Systems Counselling and the Post-Graduate Program at the Bowen Center in Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Topic Covering in this Program

Differentiation of Self, Managing Self in Triangles, Patterns of Emotional Process, Conflict and Cut-off, and Leadership in Anxious Times.

Readings will be provided for each session.

The book “Creating a Healthier Church” by Ron Richardson is recommended.

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