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Improving System Functioning Through Thoughtful Application of Principles
Bowen Theory Education Center
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. Our 2020 Symposium is held on September 25, 2020 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. We also offer CEUs for Social Work.
Our Lunch & Learn is an ongoing program that covers each of the eight concepts in a monthly Zoom webinar, from January through August. This year we will be adding a workshop in Creating a Family Diagram, an important tool for understanding the larger system and the patterns inherent to it.
The Bowen Theory Education Center is a not for profit organization established in Chattanooga, TN in 2008. The 2020 symposium was held in September and preceded our eight month training program in Bowen Theory. This tenth annual symposium was 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 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. Our yearly Training Program provides ongoing education in the theory.
Dr. Bowen believed that human behavior is linked to biological functioning; he diligently studied the biological sciences to find application to what he was learning as he developed the theory. His root goal was to identify the facts about emotional functioning, and he consistently sought to bring knowledge from other fields to contribute to his theory.