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2020 CPA Conference: Rebuilding the Domestic Church: Applied Bowen Family Systems

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Ms. Rachel Gardner
1.5 Hours
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Learning Objective: 

  • Identify and explore the difference between individual model and systems conceptualizations in regards to family treatment and evaluate initial observations regarding how systems thinking aligns with Catholic anthropology on the human individual and family.
  • Identify and explain the benefits and limitations of a systemic case conceptualization for working with parents and teenagers in family therapy.
  • Learn basic, practical applications of Bowen Family Systems in family sessions, including the encouragement to think for self in regards to clinical work and theory implementation.

This program does not qualify for NBCC credits


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New Life Counseling Center

Greetings! I primarily work with individual adults and with families. I am skilled in resourcing families in tough situations. I coach parents facing diverse challenges ranging anywhere from withdrawn or rebellious teens to anxious children, from parental conflict to just feeling plain stuck as a family.

Having over ten years of cumulative experience in the mental health field, I also provide treatment for grief and intense forms of anxiety and depression. I am EMDR trained and thus able to incorporate healing from moments of crisis or traumatic events.

My counseling approach is Bowen Family Systems, which means that whether you are seeking individual or family treatment, we may explore how family of origin dynamics contribute to the current issue at hand. Bowen Theory has proven itself to be an incredibly efficient “road map” for getting unstuck - I have witnessed countless families discover new options in facing old problems.

Additionally, I work at a counseling center that prioritizes the integration of clinical counseling theory and theology and am privileged to be able to share such an integrated approach with anyone who requests it.