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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

Regina Palliative Care Inc. – November 3-5, 2017 – Caring Hearts Retreat – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Regina Palliative Care Inc., Greystone Bereavement Centre

I will continue from the conference to be the principal facilitator for this retreat. This unique and dedicated retreat will provide 40 professional individuals with the opportunity to further develop their coping skills and build upon their own self-care plans.


This training will be for First Nations homecare nurses and will include topics such as trauma, ambiguous loss and intergenerational trauma.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Counseling Dept. – November 13, 2017 – Washington D.C.

I am always happy to be asked to guest lecture for the Diagnosis and Treatment Planning class at GWU. I of course focus on trauma.

ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, Investigations Section – December 6, 2017 – Alexandria, VA

A first time opportunity for me to present secondary trauma information to the lab staff and investigators who work on child exploitation cases in Alexandria.

NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASKATCHEWAN – A variety of agencies providing direct services to families have requested a two day training – December 12-13, 2017.

This training will focus on trauma and ambiguous loss.

The Marist Community – January 12, 2018 – Washington D.C.

I am very honored to again present information to this community. This presentation is about building resilience both individually, and as a community.

Montgomery County Child Welfare Services – January 22, 2018 – Rockville, MD

This is my second opportunity to provide information for this agency on how trauma impacts their clients and themselves.

MARYLAND STATE POLICE, Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce – February 7, 2018 – Columbia, MD

This is my third annual presentation of secondary trauma information I’ve presented to this incredible taskforce. This presentation supports their on-going wellness program.

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – February 15, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

This presentation will be about ambiguous loss and grief as it applies to missing and murdered indigenous woman. The presentation will be to the Indian Residential School – Resolution Health Support Workers.

Onion Lake Cree Nation – February 19 & 20, 2018 – Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

This is my first visit to the Onion Lake Cree Nation. The first day of training will be for professional support personnel in the community on trauma and ambiguous loss. The second day will be working with families who have a missing family member.

WASHINGTON REGIONAL TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY, Day Long Grief Retreat – March 3, 2018 – Falls Church, VA

I have been doing these bi-annual day grief retreats for at least 8 years, and each one is unique and different as are the participants. It is truly an honor to spend the day with these folks, learning to process their grief.

Justice Clearinghouse – March 6, 2018 – Webinar

Providing Wellness Support For Online Child Exploitation Personnel: From Website To Arrest – I’m excited to return to this venue to provide this webinar.

National Native Alcohol and Drug Program – March 20 & 21, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

During this two-day training I will be presenting information to drug and alcohol rehabilitation workers about trauma, trauma informed care, and intergenerational trauma.

Prince Albert YWCA – March 22 & 23, 2018 – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada

I will be presenting information about trauma, trauma informed care, and self-care for first responders.

Justice Clearinghouse – April 5, 2018 – Webinar

AMBIGUOUS LOSS: THE IMPACT OF MISSING PERSONS ON VICTIMS, ADVOCATES AND JUDICIAL SYSTEM PERSONNEL – I’m excited to return to this venue to provide this one hour webinar.

Team HOPE of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – June 1-4, 2018 – Alexandria, VA.

For 15 years I have been very fortunate to provide training to parents of missing and exploited children on how to provide telephone support to other parents of missing and exploited children. This work is so very rewarding.