All events are held in the WPFC CONFERENCE CENTER and begin at 9:00AM, with registration at 8:30. This will be a half-day event, ending at 1PM. The fee for the half day is $75. The full series (all Series events, half day and full day) is $250. The per-event fee for students is $35. The full series for students is $150. Social Work CEUs fee: $20; Psychology CEs; $35.
What does mature clinical practice look like when grounded in Bowen theory? As a practitioner with over 30 years of experience, Ms. Depner reflects on the process of growth for clinicians in general and for those who use Bowen theory in particular. A body of research on the growth of clinicians poses a series of developmental stages, each with tasks that must be completed before entering the next stage. Do Bowen coaches follow a similar pattern, or is there some other discernible pattern having to do with efforts at differentiation and integration over time? Ms. Depner outlines her own efforts to integrate Bowen theory into a way of living and working with clients, and she shares the thinking of colleagues interviewed. Though focused on growth as a clinician, anyone involved in a long term effort to define self in family and work relationships will find this presentation relevant.
A licensed clinical social worker, Ann is a clinician and spiritual director in private practice. She also serves on the faculty of the Western PA Family Center and teaches a course in Bowen theory for the Catholic Diocese and Hope Lutheran Church. For much of her career, Ann worked as Director of Family Services for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and completed the two-year seminar in Bowen theory at the Western PA Family Center in 1987. Since retiring from Catholic Charities, Ann completed the Pneuma Spiritual Direction and Leadership Program of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, earning certificates in spiritual direction and direction of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in 2013.
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors: “This program is offered for 4 hours of continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Piitsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call 412-624-3711.” Fee is $20.
Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists: 6 CEs, Fee is $30.”The information presented in this CE offering reflects the opinion of the presenter. Open to all, it is especially intended for those newer to Bowen theory. As with all science, there may be multiple explanations for the data and multiple reasonable conclusions. Program content has obtained credibility, as demonstrated by the involvement of the broader psychological practice, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices, or theoretical concepts. The goal is that participants will be able to describe the process of growth for clinicians in general and for those who use Bowen theory in particular.
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