Training & Courses

Training Programmes

Delayed Webcast Lectures: Conversations with the Faculty 2017-18 (3rd Lecture)
Course Objectives
  • To get in touch with the latest thinking of the Bowen theory, and the sharing of experienced Bowen theorists.
  • To enhance understanding and applications of the Bowen theory.


Course Content

This conversation will consider how Bowen theory can inform organizations as they encounter and manage transition. A case study will examine the impact of Bowen theory on program organization and implementation before, during, and after a functional shift.


Course Code: WCF 03/17-18
Date & Time: Jan. 13, 2018 (Sat)  4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

International Social Service Hong Kong Branch
6/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Targets: Helping professionals, and anyone interested in Bowen theory

Lecture: English (no subtitles)
Debriefing and discussion: English / Cantonese


$1,350 Annual Pass (10 sessions)
$1,200 Annual Pass (ISSFI Circle of Friends)
$600 Full time Students
$200 Individual Session

(Can be used as 10 tickets, e.g. 3 persons can use 3 tickets at one lecture)

Annual Pass 

The series consists of 10 lectures, each conducted by a different speaker. Click here to view the details.

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Lecture 3    Jan. 13, 2018
Managing Anxiety in Daily Life: Possibilities and Pitfalls

This conversation will cover some of the basics of Bowen theory, including awareness of family problems in the management of anxiety. When working at differentiation of self, the presence of anxiety and its impact on the ability to think in triangles is an important challenge. There will be some focus on the functioning position of the family members, as it affects one’s ability to stay focused on goals in the midst of anxiety. There will be practical examples of everyday life situations and audience participation will be encouraged.


Kathleen Cauley, MEd, LMFT

Kathleen Cotter Cauley, MEd, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida, Virginia, and the District of Columbia and has a private practice in Falls Church, VA. Ms. Cauley joined the Bowen Center faculty in 2012. She is chair of the Social Media and Outreach Committees at the Bowen Center.

Ms. Cauley worked with Catholic Charities in Pittsburgh, PA from 1972 until 1985 as an adoption caseworker, therapist, and deputy director of a branch office. She received her master’s degree in Counselor Education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1977. In 1980, while working at Catholic Charities, she sought out a supervisor who had trained at the Bowen Center and later attended the training program at the Western Pennsylvania Family Center.

Ms. Cauley had a private practice in Tampa, FL from 1985 until 2001 and still returns to work in Tampa three weeks each year. She was involved in founding the Florida Family Research Network with other Bowen colleagues and serves on their Advisory Board. In addition to her private practice, she has been on the faculty of the Extraordinary Leadership Seminars since 2003.

She has been a member of the review board dealing with the sex abuse scandals of the Catholic Church for the Dioceses of Saint Petersburg, FL., since 2002. Ms. Cauley was also a member of the Maryland province Jesuit review board from 2006 until 2015. She has volunteered for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. since 1990. Her current dog is an ambassador for the blind and does pet therapy at Capital Caring (Hospice) and public relations for the Paws for Patriots Program. His name is Spirit and, on occasion, he is present at the Bowen Center.