The Bowen Theory

Education Center

Our Ninth Annual Symposium,

  with Andrea Maloney-Schara, 


       was a grand success.

Our speaker expounded on Bowen Theory and entertained with stories from her life with Family Systems Theory and it's application to herself and to her Family. The Audience participation and the Evaluations afterward were proof that Andrea knows and practices Bowen Theory to the benefit of the attendees.

Bowen Theory Education Center wishes to express our
thanks to the Chattanooga Region for once again supporting and engaging in our presentations.

We will host our

Tenth Annual Symposium

September 25, 2020

This continuing education activity has been submitted to the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

6 Contact Hours available*

*CEUs available for an Additional Fee through UTC's continuing education program. 

The Bowen Theory Education Center is a not for profit organization established in Chattanooga, TN in 2008. The Center's principal purpose is to provide education and training for The Bowen Theory of natural systems developed by Murray Bowen, M.D., and its application to the human condition. The 2020 symposium will be held in September and precedes our eight month training program in Bowen Theory.

Both the symposium and the training program are patterned after The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Our professional training program provides a basic introduction and training in Bowen Theory, the study of natural systems, and the family.  Through collaboration with The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Continuing Education Department, credits will be available for both the symposium and for the training program for additional fees.

Reference Sites

For more information contact us at:

Bowen Theory Education Center, Inc.
6419 Laramie Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37421
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation


Parental Relationships


Jealousy in Relationships

    Books (

     All of these books are suggested. 


Family Evaluation
Michael E. Kerr, Murray Bowen (Hardcover - Oct 17, 1988)

Your Mindful Compass
Andrea Maloney-Schara
(Paperback - December 1, 2013)

Growing Yourself Up
Jenny Brown
(Paperback - 2012)

Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions
Roberta M. Gilbert
(Paperback, Ed 2 - Aug 1, 2017)

The Family Emotional System
Robert J. Noone and Daniel V. Papero
(Hardcover - 2015)

Differentiation of Self
Peter Titelman
(Hardcover - 2014)

Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory
Roberta M. Gilbert
(Paperback - 2006)

Family Therapy in Clinical Practice
Murray Bowen
(Paperback - Dec 1, 1993)

Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives
Peter Titelman (Editor) 
(Paperback - Dec 30, 2007)

Bowen Family Systems Theory
Daniel V. Papero
(Paperback - April 12, 1990)