Southern California Education and Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory

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Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. is a licensed Psychologist (PSY 15774) and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 27264) in California. Dr. Jacobs has a private psychology practice in Chula Vista, CA. specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy. She is the Director of Southern California Education & Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy, which offers education, training and consultation to individuals, groups and organizations interested in increasing their knowledge of Bowen Family Systems Theory. Dr. Jacobs also has fourteen years of experience as a Registered Nurse and is licensed (inactive status) in Maryland, Florida and California.

Education and Licenses

  • 2002 CAMFT Certified Supervisor
  • 2001 AAMFT Approved Supervisor of Supervisors
  • 1998 California Licensed Psychologist (PSY 15774)
  • 1992 Doctor of Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant/United States International University, San Diego
  • 1990 California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 27264)
  • 1988 Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, United States International University San Diego
  • 1980 California Licensed Registered Nurse
  • 1977 Maryland Licensed Registered Nurse
  • 1970 Florida Licensed Registered Nurse

Experience

  • Private psychology practice, specializing in individuals, couples and families. Diagnosis and treatment of DSM IV-R Disorders and V- Codes.
  • Twenty years of experience with managed care; currently on multiple managed care provider panels.
  • Court-approved therapist by TERM Team of San Diego County. Experienced in case management and treatment of court-ordered individuals and families impacted by abuse and neglect, family reunification, and foster care placement.
  • Extensive experience with military families. Champus Standard and Tricare Provider.
  • MediCal/Medicare provider
  • Director of Southern California Education and Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Psychotherapy.
  • Family Systems Training Consultant to individuals, groups and organizations.
  • Educator and Lecturer
  • Registered Nurse (Active licenses 1970-1984; Inactive licenses 1985 to present) – registered nursing background supports psychotherapeutic approach to chronic illness and caregiver support.

Memberships

  • National Registry for Health Care Providers for Psychology
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • California State Psychological Association (CSPA)
  • San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • San Diego Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (SDCAMFT)

Education/Licenses/Certification

  • 2004 to present– Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (Georgetown Family Center) Coordinator of the Network Program for the Advancement of Bowen Theory . The Network Program meets twice a year in Washington D.C.
  • 2002 – CAMFT Certified Supervisor
  • 2001 – AAMFT Approved Supervisor of Supervisors
  • 2001 – National Registry for Health Care Providers in Psychology
  • 2000 to 2003 – Georgetown Family Center Research Seminar Group, Washington, D.C.
  • 1995-2000 – Special Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Family Psychotherapy at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (Georgetown Family Center) in Washington, D.C.
  • 1999 to present– California MCEP Accrediting Agency (Psychology) - Approved Provider (No. JAC008)
  • 1998 to present – California BBS Accrediting Agency for LCSW/MFT – Approved Provider(No. PCE 959)
  • 1999 to present – Founder and Director of Southern CA Education & Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory
  • 1998 to present – CA Licensed Psychologist (PSY 15774)
  • 1998 – Faculty presenter at the San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment
  • 1997 – Participated, by invitation, in the Betty Ford Center Professionals in Residence Family Program (36.5 CE Units)
  • 1990 to present – CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 27264)

Educator/Instructor Experience

  • Present – Consultant to organizations/work systems.
  • 2004 to Present – Sponsor of monthly Bowen Theory Web Cast Conference Series in collaboration with the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (Georgetown Family Center)– Washington, D.C. and Alliant International University - San Diego and Irvine campuses.
  • 1990 to Present - Active private clinical practice as a licensed Psychologist – specializes in individuals, couples and family psychotherapy.
  • 1999 to Present - Facilitator to on-going monthly Bowen theory consultation groups for professionals.
  • 1999 to Present- Course Instructor for yearly Bowen Theory Training Course offered from September to February.
  • 1998 to 2006 – Independent Bowen Theory Training Consultant to staff of the YMCA Family Stress Counseling Services.
  • 1994 to 1999 – Clinical Program Director of Psychotherapy Services at YMCA Family Counseling Services – 791 Third Ave. Chula Vista, CA. Director of Clinical Training for licensed staff, trainees and registered interns.
  • May 15, 1999 – Presented Continuing Education Training Course at Alliant/USIU San Diego entitled “Seminar on Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy: Emotional Reactivity and its Impact on Marital Functioning.” San Diego, CA.
  • January 30, 1998 – Faculty Presenter at San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment, sponsored by Children’s Hospital and San Diego Center for Child Protection. Workshop entitled “Point/Counterpoint: Should Children Be Asked to Testify against Their Parents?” Panel Members: Dr. Carolyn Jacobs and Dr. Thomas Lyons, Associate Professor of Law, University of Southern California. Moderated by Daniel Goldstein – San Diego County District Attorney.
  • May 17, 1997 – Presented Continuing Education Training Course at California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, entitled “Bowen Family Systems Theory: Couples Therapy.” San Diego, CA.

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