Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Duane T. Bowers, is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Reiki Master in private practice. His work includes working with individuals and groups. He teaches workshops, seminars, and courses nationally and internationally, and through a variety of media. He is author of “Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief” and “A Child is Missing: Providing Support for Families of Missing Children” Duane Bowers ranks among the very few professionals globally who specialize in working with and providing support for families of missing children and missing adults.

Upcoming Events

Candadian Centre for Child Protection – May 17-19, 2016 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Candadian Centre for Child Protection

Every other year the Family Advocacy Division provides a weekend of training for mental health professionals from around the country on how to support missing and exploited children and their families. I will present portions of this training

International Association of Drug Treatment Courts – June 22, 2016 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

International Association of Drug Treatment Courts

I will be presenting the keynote address TRAUMA; IT’S MORE THAN JUST PTSD and one breakout session IF IT’S TRAUMA, WHAT DO I DO.

Arkansas Missing Children’s Day – July 6 & 7, 2016 – Little Rock Arkansas

Arkansas Missing Children’s Day

As part of this event I will be working with families of missing children around trauma, stress and exploring a variety of coping tools.

George Washington University Summer Institute, “Contemporary Issues in Grief, Loss and Life Transition – July 13-16, 2016 – Washington DC


I am always honored to present at this Summer Institute. This year the topic I will present is First Responder Trauma.

Project Jason – July 29 – 31, 2016 – Kansas City, Kansas


Once again I am honored to be the lead facilitator for the Keys to Healing Retreat.

Crimes Against Children Conference – August 8-11, 2016 – Dallas Texas

Crimes Against Children Conference

As a representative of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, speaking on SELF CARE INFORMATION FOR ICAC STAFF MEMBERS.

Project Harmony Wellness Day – August 18, 2016 – Omaha, NE

Project Harmony

Project Harmony is working toward becoming a trauma informed agency. One step they are taking is providing a wellness day for their staff. I am honored to have been asked to present information about First Responder Trauma to this excellent organization.

Healthy Families Initiative – August 23, 2016 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Healthy Families Initiative

Sponsored by the Ministry of Justice, Corrections and Policing – Healthy Families Unit, this training is being provided to the staff, management and third party organizations involved in the Healthy Families Initiative. I will be presenting on Trauma Informed Care, an Overview of Trauma and Resilience.

Washington Regional Transplant Community – October 22, 2016 – Annandale, VA

Washington Regional Transplant Community

Once again I am honored to be facilitating this bi-annual, day long grief retreat for donor family members.