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

TUMBLR Safety and Security Staff – December 5 & 16, 2017 – NYC New York and Richmond VA

I have the opportunity to provide training and support to the team at Tumblr charged with removing inappropriate material from the web-site. Training is about self-care when dealing with traumatic images.

Justice Clearinghouse – Trauma Informed Work – January 11, 2017

I am excited to be providing a webinar for Justice Clearinghouse on Trauma Informed Work. Follow this link to register.

GREYSTONE BEREAVEMENT CENTRE – January 19-20, 2017 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Regina Palliative Care Inc., Greystone Bereavement Centre

I’m very happy to provide training on Trauma Informed Care, and Families of the Missing for the staff and board of the center that has hosted me so many times over the past few years.

FOXVALLEY COUNSELLING SERVICES – January 31, 2017 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Regina Palliative Care Inc., Greystone Bereavement Centre

I look forward to providing a half day training at their conference, on the topics of Trauma Informed Care and a basic Overview of Trauma.

Provincial Association of Transitional Housing and Services (PATHS) – February 1-2, 2017 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Paths has asked me to return and do a refresher course for existing staff, and initial training for new staff. We will discuss Trauma Informed Care and Self Care for First Responders.


As part of the on-going wellness program for this ICAC unit, I am presenting on First Responder Trauma, discussing the unique impact of secondary trauma for this particular group of law enforcement personnel.

Washington Regional Transplant Community – March 11, 2017 – 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.

PROJECT JASON’S “KEYS TO HEALING” RETREAT – March 19-21, 2017 – Sangor, CA

The theme of this year’s retreat is ‘LIFE’, with topics including The Lifecycle of Our Trauma and Life after the Retreat. I am so privileged to again be the facilitator of this three-day retreat with families of the missing.

ACTIVE VOLUNTEER TRAINING, Team HOPE of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Kansas City, MO – April 21 – 24, 2017

I am happy to once again be providing a number of workshops and support activities to these exceptional volunteers, who provide telephone support to parents of missing children.


At this annual conference I will be presenting information on the impact of repeated exposure to traumatic situations by first responders, victims advocates, and other victim support personnel.