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Module D: Group Supervision
Supervision groups can provide a nurturing environment to further our learning of Bowen theory. In the clinical supervision groups, participants will learn to:
  • Define and identify the emotional processes of clients and also
  • Work on one’s differentiating efforts with the client systems or significant systems.

Each supervision group will have no more than 6 members.

In Bowen's theory, supervision is not only about the discussion on clinical strategies and management of self of the counsellor in the counselling session, but it’s also about the applications of Bowen's theory in a person’s life, e.g. in clinical work, work relationships/settings, and family / personal life. So members can discuss their clinical cases and the challenges they face in daily life and work settings. Learning how to manage self in these areas is a significant area of supervision. Helping members to identify self or family-of-origin issues that impact their clinical work or relationships with others is thus essential.


Course Code:  
Date & Time: 4 sessions, each session: 3 hours
Group with 6 members:

HKD 3,000 / person 
HKD 2,850 / person (COF)
(4 sessions, each session: 3 hours)

(Prerequisite requirement: Completion of Module A: Basic Course in Bowen Family Systems Theory or Clinical Application)


Mrs. Peggy Chan studied Bowen theory in the early 1990s in Vancouver. She continues her study of Bowen theory by attending the Postgraduate Program on Bowen Family Systems theory and Its Applications at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington DC, U.S.A. from 2008-2013, and the Bowen Center’s Research Seminar group since 2013. She has been a member of the Bowen Center’s Network Program for the Advancement of the Bowen Theory since Nov. 2014. She collaborates with other Bowen theory training centres worldwide to promote better teaching and learning of Bowen theory. She was a plenary speaker at the First International Conference on Bowen Family Systems Theory, Pittsburg, U.S.A., in August 2015. Besides conducting training programmes on Bowen theory in Hong Kong, she has presented at conferences and workshops in China, Taiwan, and the U.S.A. Working closely with non-governmental organizations, she conducts programmes for parents of school children and substance abusers based on Bowen theory.

Mrs. Peggy Chan was trained as a social worker (B.Soc.Sc., HKU) and counselor (M.Ed., U. of Toronto) before her family systems training. She has over 20 years of experience in counselling individuals and families, conducting clinical supervision, and training professionals. Her areas of specialization include marital and women‘s issues, sexual issues, loss and grief, parent-child relationship difficulties, and cultural adaptation.


Please write to to indicate your interest in this course and form a group.

You will be notified when a group is formed, then you may download the application form below and return it by email or apply online here.  

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