10th Annual Symposium

2020 A Year of Crisis: 

Stress Through the Lens of Bowen Theory

  with Daniel V. Papero, 


September 25, 2020


After graduate training in social work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Papero entered postgraduate training in family systems theory and psychotherapy at the Georgetown University Family Center. In 1982, Dr. Bowen invited him to join the faculty of the Georgetown University Family Center.

He has written numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of family systems theory and family psychotherapy and, in 1990, published a basic introduction to family systems, Bowen Family Systems Theory. He serves on the editorial board of Family Systems and of the Family Business Client.

He currently gives between fifteen and twenty invited presentations yearly to various professional groups across the country on topics related to family systems theory, family psychotherapy, and the functioning of corporations and organizations.

In recent years he has consulted increasingly with organizations in both the private and public sectors about the impact of relationships on functioning and about the emotional process of organizations.

Dr. Papero maintains his consulting practice in Washington, DC.

About the Symposium:

This tenth annual symposium is intended to broaden the community's awareness of Bowen Theory and provide practical knowledge to people working in health care, social work, clergy, business, and community organizations. 

The symposium also launches an eight month training program in Bowen Theory. This postgraduate and professional training program provides an in depth study of Bowen Theory, the study of natural systems, and the family. Through collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Continuing Education Department, credit is offered to attendees for the symposium and the training program for additional fees.


          Friday, September 25, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 


          Zoom Teleconference

    How Much?

        Early Bird: Only $99 until September 13, 2020
        Qualifying students may register for only $65 with valid student ID.

    Participants wishing to acquire UTC CEU Credits may indicate their preference when registering. You must also click the link below to register with UTC and pay their additional $25.00 fee. The deadline to request CEUs and pay UTC their fee is September 25, 2020.

        CEU's are available for MSW's.
        This is supported by NASW for 6 Contact Hours.


    Space for the Symposium is limited so register now!