Professional Ethics from a Systems Perspective

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, At-door registration begins at 8:30 AM
Location: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Codes of ethics for health, mental health, and social service professionals typically are developed from individual theory. Professionals who practice from individual perspectives often have difficulty when the frame of reference is the system rather than the individual. This day consists of presentations and discussion of ethical issues from the perspective of Bowen family systems theory. Participants should expect to be able to think ethically about programmatic and clinical situations from a systems point of view.



Introduction and Orientation to Ethics and Systems Thinking: Theory and Practicalities

Presenter: Meg Breeden, MEd




DVD: Interview with Anne McKnight, Director, The Bowen Center


Lunch Break


DVD: Interview with Kathleen Cotter Cauley, Faculty, The Bowen Center







The Ethics Seminar will be held at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Building 52, Room 506 (Fifth Floor), Washington, DC 20008.

Driving Directions
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Public Transportation
The closest Metro stop to the UDC Law School is the Van Ness stop on the Red Line. Use the Washington Bus/Metro site’s Metro Trip Planner to determine the best route for you.

UDC Law School Campus Map
The Ethics Seminar will be held in Building 52; circled in yellow on the map below. The building is located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW and Yuma Street:

UDC Law School – Parking Instructions
There is garage parking available on Van Ness St.

  • Drive into the Van Ness Parking Garage from Van Ness St. ONLY and collect a ticket at the entrance
  • Keep ticket in possession after parking your car
  • When you wish to exit the garage, go to a Pay Station at either the Plaza Deck Elevator Lobby on the Breezeway OR the B level garage near the Auditorium
  • Insert ticket into the Pay Station and pay the displayed amount. (Credit/Debit cards and Cash are accepted).

Daily Parking Rate

Duration Daily Rate
0 – 30 Minutes Free
30 Minutes – 1 Hour $5.00
1 – 3 Hours $8.00
3 – 6 Hours $12.00
6 – 24 Hours $20.00
Lost Ticket Rate $20.00
Source: Rates current as of 1/9/17

More Info

For further information, please The Bowen Center.