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Family Systems Approach to Spiritual Care within Clinical Settings

Presented by Kevin Stephenson, MDiv, MA, LPC-S, BCC


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Program Summary
This workshop will provide a brief overview of Dr. Murray Bowen's family systems theory and its application to spiritual care and counseling. I will discuss the eight concepts of Bowen's family system theory and its spiritual application within the pastoral care setting. There will be a brief discussion on the purpose of a genogram as an spiritual assessment tool for chaplains working with patients, families and staff members.

Program Objectives
As a result of this webinar, participants will learn:
  1. The definition of family systems theory
  2. How to utilize family systems theory as an assessment tool.
  3. How to apply family systems theory to spiritual care within clinical and pastoral settings.

About the Presenter
Kevin Stephenson works full time as a Staff Hospital Chaplain with Saint John Health System/Ascension in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a Board-Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). He is also Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor for the State of Oklahoma. He has provided multiple behavioral health continuing education workshops on addictions and spirituality for mental health professionals and clinical pastoral education students. He has authored a book on Addiction and Spirituality published through Amazon publishers. He is a former Baptist minister who converted to the Roman Catholic faith in 2009. His conversion story was published on the Coming Home Network/EWTN. He is currently in the Deacon Formation program for the Diocese of Tulsa. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Montclair State University and has earned a Masters of Divinity and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University. He has over 13 years of experience working with behavioral health clients in inpatient and outpatient medical settings as both a chaplain and professional behavioral health therapist. He is married to his wife Monica and is a father of six children and nine grandchildren.

NACC Certification Competencies Covered by the Webinar: ITP2, PPS9


January 24 2019 Webinar Fact Sheet (participants) (The Fact Sheet contains call-in instructions and numbers)
Family Systems Theory WorkShop - Bowenian Approach


CEH certificate

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Webinar recordings

January 24, 2019 recording