Ethics Seminar

Bowen Theory, Ethics, and Society


Good health is generally thought to be the result of good genes, good luck, and good habits. Good health is considered necessary for a good quality of life and both are thought to depend on a high standard of living.  While diet, exercise, and a high standard of living undoubtedly contribute to health, research from the social and natural sciences addresses other important factors that contribute to good health and good quality of life.  

Sydney Reed, LCSW will present “Social Responsibility: A Foundation for Public Health”. She will share research that describes the relationship between social cohesion, egalitarianism, and health.  Egalitarian societies with strong social cohesion promote the health and longevity of their members.  Many factors have been identified as contributing to this phenomenon.  However, researchers have no theory to explain the relationship between these various factors.   

Stephanie Ferrera, LCSW will present “Defining a Self in a Regressing Society”.  She will explain how Bowen Family Systems Theory offers a perspective that provides a framework for understanding the ways that individual health and quality of life are shaped by the ways a community is organized.  The community, in turn, is shaped by the ways its members contribute to and benefit from it.  


Dates & Location


Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Central Time (CT)

Online via Zoom




Registration Fees

$75.00 Individual

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

3 CEU hours will be awarded in the category of Ethics. Approved for clergy, social worker, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and professional counselor education credits.

More Info

Registration deadline is October 28, 2021 at 11:30pm CT.

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For further information about the conference, please contact John Bell.