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The Bowen Centre for the Study of the Family

Located in Georgetown, Washington DC, the Centre has a long association with the work of Dr. Bowen. Their website contains a wealth of information including this short biography of Murray Bowen as well this overview of Bowen Theory.

The Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

The Center provides educational programs and information in Bowen theory and the study of family systems.

Also... CSNS&F Border Programs - El Paso,TX/ Juarez, Mexico. This website is available in both English and Spanish.

Family Institute of Westchester

The Family Institute of Westchester (FIW) is a postgraduate family therapy training institute for mental health professionals located in New York. The original faculty was headed by internationally renowned therapist and author Betty Carter.

Living Systems

The mission of the Centre is to contribute to knowledge of human behavior from a natural systems perspective and to offer that knowledge through the provision of counselling, training and education to interested members of the community.

The Western Pennsylvania Family Center

The Center's mission is to enhance the knowledge of those who work with families and other systems by being a resource for education, consultation, and research in basic principles of human functioning as contained primarily in Bowen theory. They have an extensive catalogue of video and printed publications.


Programs in Bowen Theory - Sonoma County, California

The Center for Family Consultation - Evanston, Illinois

The New England Seminar on Bowen Theory - Dorchester, Massachusetts

Princeton Family Center - Princeton, NJ

The Prairie Center - Manhattan, Kansas

Southern California Training in Bowen Theory - San Diego, CA

The Kansas City Center for Family and Organizational Systems

Vermont Center for Family Studies

The Learning Space Priscilla Friesen

Center for the Study of Human Systems Roberta Gilbert, M.D. Falls Church, VA

Australian Sites

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy

The ANZJFT is reputed to be the most-stolen professional journal in Australia! It is read by clinicians as well as by academics, and each issue includes substantial papers reflecting original perspectives on family theory and practice.

New South Wales Family Therapy Association

The aim of the association is to promote the study and effective practice, research and teaching of family therapy in NSW. .


Upcoming Events

26-Aug-2014 Training (Sydney) 2014 Family of Origin Group, Grosvenor Cottage (FSI Office), Neutral Bay
28-Aug-2014 Training (Sydney) 2014 The relationship world of the young adult, Grosvenor Cottage (FSI Office), Neutral Bay
11-Sep-2014 Training (Sydney) 2014 Introduction to Bowen Family Systems Theory., Grosvenor Cottage (FSI Office), Neutral Bay
14-Oct-2014 Training (Sydney) 2014 Questions that Explore the Systems Process, Grosvenor Cottage (FSI Office), Neutral Bay
20-Nov-2014 Systems in Ministry (Workshops) Systems in Ministry Symposium, St Marks Hall, Sydney
24-Nov-2014 Systems in Ministry (Workshops) Melbourne Workshop: Growing Relationship Maturity in Ministry Recognising your Reactivity to Anxiety, RAFT Church, Melbourne