Programs in the Network of Bowen Centers
The original center is the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington D.C., founded by Murray Bowen in 1975 as the Georgetown Family Center of Georgetown University. The Bowen Center serves as a hub for the rest of the centers. It has the largest faculty of highly skilled clinician educators, it produces major conferences at least twice a year, provides ongoing clinical training programs, provides clinical services, produces monthly clinical conferences and public lectures, publishes the journal Family Systems, and has a large audio visual library with material available for loan or purchase.
The number of centers that are good resources for those interested in Bowen theory has been increasing in a gradual way over the last 30 years. The list of centers here may be missing a few that should be included and hopefully that will be corrected over time. All the centers listed here are led by individuals who are solid as professionals in their grounding in Bowen theory. The centers differ in what services they provide. Some are centered around providing clinical services, or consulting and coaching, most offer education and training in Bowen family systems theory, some have extensive literature lists that are recommended reading, some publish periodicals, blogs and think pieces about theory.
These programs specialize in Bowen theory education and training and have participated as does Programs in Bowen Theory, in the Bowen Center’s Network Program for the Advancement of Bowen Theory. Some have great resource lists of their own which vary from center to center.