Southern California Education and Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory


Annual Bowen Theory Conference

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sponsored by Southern California Education & Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory, Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. (PSY15774), Director

Featuring: Daniel Papero, Ph.D,
Senior Faculty from the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington, D.C.

Topic: “Systems Thinking in a Troubled World”

Our world appears to rocket from crisis to scandal to polarized stalemate in an almost daily cycle. Blame and counter-blame, attack and defend, and proposals to employ simplistic “fixes” to complex dilemmas fill the news and public discussion. Emotionally-driven outbursts capture attention, and the importance of facts, leading to effective thought and action, appear to be ignored. Charismatic figures rule the land. This one-day conference will address the important challenges of the 21st Century and will review the fundamentals of systems thinking and their importance in our troubled world. This conference will define the usefulness of systems thinking and its application to one’s own family, work setting and clinical work.

"We are living in a computer age in which systems thinking influences the world about us, but systems concepts are poorly developed in our thinking about man and his functioning.” (Bowen, 1978, p.320)

"Systems thinking provides no magical answers, but it does provide a different way of conceptualizing human problems. It offers a more realistic evaluation of the difficulty in changing the basic patterns in any human dilemma, and it suggests ways to avoid some of the pitfalls of conventional thinking, and to institute progress toward long-term goals.” (Bowen, 1978, p. 416)

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Brandman University – San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA. 92108

Course approved for 6.5 CE Credits PSY/LMFT/LCSW (#SOU042)

Approved by CPA-OPD & CA BBS to sponsor continuing education.

Registration Cost

Registration Type: Initial Conference Fee
(Register online by Credit Card, PayPal, Check)

  • $200.00 (Licensed and Others) Paid by 02/15/18
  • $225.00 (Licensed and Others) Paid after 02/15/18
  • $125.00 (Students/Interns) Paid by 02/15/18
  • $175.00 (Students/Interns) Paid after 02/15/18

Credit Type: Additional Cost to the Initial Conference Fee

  • $10.00 6.5 CE Credits LMFT/LCSW
  • $15.00 6.5 CE Credits Psychology
  • $0.00 No Credit

Registration fully refundable by February 24, 2018 less $30.00 Cancellation Fee

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What's New?

September 2018 –June 2019
Accepting applications for San Diego Bowen Theory Postgraduate Training Program

For information and application, contact Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D., Director (619) 525-7747

Save the Date!

Winter - November 30, 2018 –December 1, 2018.
San Diego Bowen Theory Teleconference broadcast from Kansas City, MO.

First “live” two-day Bowen Theory Teleconference in cooperation with Southern CA Education & Training in Bowen Theory, Kansas City Center for Family Systems, and the Bowen Theory Academy

Michael Kerr, M.D. and two multi-discipline research scientists are invited as keynote speakers, along with four foremost Bowen theory researchers and clinicians.

This conference is planned in conjunction with the release of Dr. Kerr’s long anticipated second book, “The Hidden Life of Families,” scheduled to be released in 2018 by W.W. Norton.

Conference planning is currently underway. Watch website for more information

Online conference registration will open Summer 2018.!