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Jean B. Blackburn MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-CS

Psychiatric - Mental Health Clinical Specialist
Licensed by States of Tennessee and Georgia
Certified by American Nurses Association

Postgraduate Training Bowen Theory and Psychotherapy
Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Master of Science in Nursing
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida

Jean has been a practicing registered nurse for 52 years.  She prepared as an advanced practice nurse in 1972-73.  Enrolled in the postgraduate program at the Georgetown Family Center in 1975.  She began her career as a Bowen Theory therapist in 1975 and opened her private practice, "Family Systems Therapy" in 1978.  She has continued to study Bowen Theory and its application to the human condition since 1975.  She has frequently lectured on the topic of Bowen theory to various community groups, such as Vanderbilt University Graduate Students, Chattanooga Area Pastoral Care students, and centers that provide direct care to persons with psychiatric issues.  She has supervised graduate students in their field placement as they learned Bowen Theory.