Training & Courses

Training Programmes

Delayed Webcast Lectures: 9th Lecture: Differentiation of Self and Creative Writing
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.


Lecture 9    July 20, 2019

This conversation will explore how individuals can work on differentiation of self and engage their curiosity about family functioning through the practice of writing. It will also present ideas for writing about Bowen theory for a wider audience.


Course Code: WCF 09/18-19
Date & Time: July 20, 2019 (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 Scedule 

Online application allows enrollment in individual lecture only. If you wish to purchase annual pass for all lectures, please click here to download the form (PDF format) or (Word format) and send it back to us.



Kathleen Smith is a licensed professional counselor and writer. A graduate of The George Washington University and Harvard University, she also works as a mental health journalist. Her writing has been featured on popular websites like Salon, Slate, New York Magazine, Lifehacker, Bustle, HelloGiggles, and Thought Catalog. Kathleen is also a frequent contributor to professional psychology publications such as GradPsych, Monitor on Psychology, Psychotherapy Networker, Family Therapy, and Counseling Today.

Kathleen trained in the postgraduate program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family from 2012-2014. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University and runs her own private therapy practice in Washington, DC. Kathleen is interested in exploring how Bowen theory is communicated to young adults and online communities.