Conferences and Courses

Upcoming Conferences

Living Systems Counselling hosts an annual conference to bring leading researchers from various disciplines to Vancouver to explore Bowen family systems theory and other fields of study.

May 1st, 2021 – Family Assessment in Clinical Practice.  Video Available!

This half-day webinar features Barbara Laymon presenting her Systems Model for Family Assessment.   The SMFA consolidates Bowen Theory in five dimensions as originally put forth by Dr. Dan Papero. These dimensions can be applied to the family, the work setting, and/or to assess one’s own work as a therapist in clinical practice. The recording includes the theoretical presentations and active question and answer periods.

The recording is available for $50.00
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Past 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

Missed the Conference? Watch it online!
The entire conference is available as six online videos. You may purchase the videos by clicking here.

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Trauma and the Family: Widening the Lens

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

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

April 2015, 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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Upcoming Public 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.

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 counselling for family, couples, addiction, mental health issues. 9 locations in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. We thank the BC Gaming Commission, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, Individual donors and our members for their support.

209-1500 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1T7

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