A LIVE Interactive Webcast, Friday, May 14

The Bowenian Family Systems approach embraces a view of the family as an emotional unit. Thinking in systems – we evaluate the parts of the system in relation to the whole. When applied to families, it is suggested that behavior is often informed and inseparable from the functioning of one’s own family. This seminar explores Murray Bowen’s family systems theory and its application in practice with individuals, couples, and families. Family Systems offers therapists a powerful and effective lens in which to view their clients and presenting issues through and help normalize human behavior for those in treatment. Participants will learn to assess and treat clients with the use of the 8 interlocking concepts identified by Bowen, create and explore intergenerational thought and behavior through the use of the genogram, and the therapist’s role in session. This program overviews current research findings and knowledge to inform application and practice.


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Who should attend:

LPCCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LEPs, other professionals that work in the mental health field

Educational Goals:

  • Briefly describe the differences between Bowenian Family Systems theory and traditional individual psychological theories.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the application and practice of the concepts in individual, couple, and family work.
  • Apply theory and techniques to inform assessment and treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 8 interlocking concepts of Bowenian Family Systems theory.
  • Describe three roles the therapist has with the client in session.
  • Explain 2 long term goals of Bowenian Family Systems theory.

Cost: $35.00 per person

Our Schedule for May 14:

Our Speaker:

Jed Purses, MA, LMFT is a family systems psychotherapist specializing in supporting individuals and families to heal complex and longstanding wounds and shift unhealthy patterns. Jed has worked with families and individuals before, during and after residential treatment and wilderness therapy placements. In addition to working systemically, Jed employs a behavioral therapy lens to promote change in individuals struggling with suicidality, self-harm and substance abuse. Jed teaches and leads parent groups, teaches adult DBT skills groups, and consults and trains staff at residential treatment centers.


Paradigm Treatment’s course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Paradigm Treatment is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Paradigm Treatment maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CAMFT approved continuing education provider number: 1000082

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Paradigm Treatment offers a full refund for any continuing education course/workshop for any reason if you notify us by email at emily@paradigmtreatment.com one week prior to the event. Cancellation or refund requests given less than a week prior to the event are subject to a 50% refund of the total cost of the event. Refunds will be issued within 5-7 business days.

Accommodations: To request accommodations for special needs, please email Program Administrator at emily@paradigmtreatment.com.


Grievances: To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email Emily Armour at
emily@paradigmtreatment.com.


Certificates: Course completion certificates will be awarded via email at the end of the course after the completed course evaluation has been submitted.

About Paradigm Treatment:

For over 10 years, Paradigm Treatment has been helping teens and young adults with mental illness. Our medical and clinical teams delve deep to address the root causes of the struggles that young people face in today’s always-on yet disconnected world. We work closely with youth and their families treating anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, mood and personality disorders, and co-occurring substance use. Certified teachers address academic issues so that students may resume studies after residential treatment. Experiential approaches like mindfulness, yoga, and meditation empower clients to transform their lives in authentic, sustainable ways. There is hope in the work we do.