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The Bowen Center

The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, located in Washington, DC, is the original center for Bowen family system theory. It was started by Murray Bowen M.D. The Center carries out its mission locally, nationally, and internationally through training programs, conferences, research, clinical services, and publications.
The Bowen Center

Regional sites offering Bowen family systems theory programs:


Programs in Bowen Theory
Laura Havstad, Lona Hardy
Sonoma County, California
[email protected]

Southern California Training in Bowen Theory
Carolyn Jacobs
San Diego, California
[email protected]


Living Systems
Randall Frost
Vancouver, British Columbia
[email protected]


The Center for Family Consultation
Bob Noone
Evanston, Illinois
[email protected]


The New England Seminar on Bowen Theory
Ann V. Nicholson
Dorchester, Massachusetts
[email protected]


The Kansas City Center for Family and Organizational Systems
Margaret Otto
Kansas City, Missouri
[email protected]

New Jersey

Princeton Family Center
Joan McElroy
Princeton, New Jersey
[email protected]


Western Pennsylvania Family Center
Jim Smith
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
[email protected]


Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family
Victoria Harrison
Houston, Texas
[email protected]


Vermont Center for Family Studies
Erik Thompson
Essex Junction, Vermont
[email protected]

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