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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Duane T. Bowers is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Trauma and Wellness Educator, 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.

Justice Clearinghouse – Webinar – September 5, 2019

This is my final webinar with JCH this year. MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS AND TRAFFICKING: FUNDAMENTALS FOR JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS TO UNDERSTAND.

This webinar looks at the family’s and the victim’s perspective on the experience of trafficking. The effect of trauma on both family and victim, as well as the concept of ambiguous loss while the victim’s fate is unknown provide the core of the presentation in addition to a discussion of the specific challenges to the reunification and reintegration of the victim back into the family.

WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY, Day Long Grief Retreat – September 28, 2019 – Falls Church, VA

We present these day-long grief retreats bi-annually, and each one is unique and different as are the participants. We spend the day discussing healthy grieving from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.

Baltimore County Department of Health Pre Natal and Early Childhood Division, Wellness and Self-Care Training – September 30, 2019

I am looking forward to working with this diverse team of social workers, nurses and other medical and mental health workers serving this unique population of youth. I will provide training about how this work effects the team, secondary trauma, symptoms to watch for and methods of self-care and creating their individual Wellness Plan.

Google/Technology Coalition Wellness Summit – Redwood City, CA – October 10, 2019

I’ve been asked to represent National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Safeguard program to this Summit. I am looking forward to meeting some of the folks that I have been working with virtually.

Marist College – October 19, 2019 – Washington DC

For several years I have been privileged to meet with the Marist Brothers of the Northeast Region to present and discuss a wide variety of mental health issues. This meeting we will focus on Managing the Four Basic Emotions; Anger, Fear, Guilt and Hope.

Sudden Loss Grief Seminar – Washington Regional Transplant Community – October 20, 2019 – to be held at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD

It has been a number of years since I have presented this seminar for WRTC, and for the donor families. We will discuss how this type of loss affects us in mind, body and spirit, and what we can do to support a healthy grieving process.

Preparing Yourself to Work with Interpersonal Violence – Marymount University – October 22, 2019 – Ballston, VA

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I am very excited to have been invited to guest lecture for the Victims Of Interpersonal Violence class of the Forensic Psychology Department. This is a great opportunity to talk to future professionals about their own self-car and wellness.

Edelman – Washington DC – October 30, 2019

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. I am fortunate to be able to present information on secondary trauma to some of their staff.

Justice Clearinghouse – Causes and Conditions for Childhood Trauma: A practical approach for Justice Professionals – February 6, 2020

This year I am doing webinars in a three-part series about child trauma. This is the first of the series, discussing the etiology of child trauma.

Justice Clearinghouse – Assessing Childhood Trauma: A guide for justice professionals – March 5, 2020

This is the second webinar in a three-part series about child trauma. This webinar focuses on assessing childhood trauma.

Washington Regional Transplant Community – Day Long Grief Retreat for Donor Families – March 14, 2020

We present these day-long grief retreats bi-annually, and each one is unique and different as are the participants. We spend the day discussing healthy grieving from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.

Wellness vs. Self-Care for Judicial Staff – Maryland Courts Judicial Education – April 2, 2020 -Annapolis, MD

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What an amazing opportunity to talk with judges, prosecutors and other judicial staff about the affect their exposure to other people’s trauma  has on them. We will look at how secondary trauma affects the brain and body, and what to do about it. We will also discuss personality types that are drawn to working with exposure to trauma.

US Attorney’s Office, District of Nebraska – Crime Victims’ Rights Conference – May 1, 2020

I am very much looking forward to returning and presenting again to this conference. This conference I will be presenting on Ambiguous Loss and Ambiguous Reintegration.

Justice Clearinghouse – Working with Childhood Trauma: Tools for Justice Professionals – May 5, 2020

This is the final webinar of a three-part series about child trauma. This webinar focuses on effectively working with a child who has experienced trauma, and interventions.

Wellness vs. Self-Care for Judicial Staff – Maryland Courts Judicial Education – October 6, 2020 – Annapolis, MD

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What an amazing opportunity to talk with judges, prosecutors and other judicial staff about the affect their exposure to other people’s trauma  has on them. We will look at how secondary trauma affects the brain and body, and what to do about it. We will also discuss personality types that are drawn to working with exposure to trauma.