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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.

Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center – Sexual Abuse Treatment Program – January 13, 2020

I have a third opportunity to present information on Wellness and Self-care to the incredible staff of this CAC.

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 21, 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.

George Washington University – Art Therapy Department – April 1, 2020

This is at least my ninth year having the opportunity to address the Trauma II graduate class. We discuss how to approach treating trauma survivors in the field, where the trauma happens. I look forward to presenting to this year’s class.

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.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Family Advocacy Division – Family Advocacy Outreach Network Training – June 25-27, 2020

Every other year the Family Advocacy Division invites approximately 20 therapists from around the country, and provides training on how best to support families of missing and/or exploited children. I present on the body/brain/behavior impact of trauma and practical interventions when working with these families.

Team HOPE – New Volunteer Training- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – August 14-20, 2020

For the 16 th year I have the good fortune of being part of the training for this amazing group of volunteers. I present information on topics including Trauma, Ambiguous Grief, and Communication Skills.

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.