Family Systems in Couples Therapy Group

This is a clinical case consultation group focused on couples therapists who specialize in Family Systems, Bowenian, Attachment Styles, or related theories and how it impacts the couple’s unit. Case consultation will focus on couples topics such as:

  • Building self-awareness to reduce reactivity during conflict
  • Differentiating from our families
  • Navigation tools & boundaries with in-laws
  • Countertransference towards our children (i.e., self of the parent)

Member sign ups are open to any state, however Pacific Time may be preferred for easier scheduling. Graduate students and associates/interns welcome, as long as you have experience with couples and can bring cases for everyone to learn from each other.


Facilitator: Bernard Chen
Max Members: 8
Meets: Once Per Month
Session Duration: 60 Minutes
$35 Per Session

Please note that applying to a group does not automatically grant membership to the group. All applications are reviewed and final member selections are made by group leaders and Belongly. Once accepted into a group, your first session is free to ensure the group is the right fit for you, then payments will be processed in 1-month increments, for the duration of your involvement and beginning just prior to the second group meeting.

Consultation Groups and Peer Support Groups are not therapy or supervision.

About The Group Leader


Bernard Chen, LMFT

Bernard Chen LMFT is licensed in California and has a joint private practice with his wife Priscilla, where they specialize in combined couples therapy sessions (the therapists are themselves a married couple). Bernard spent his pre-licensed years working in addiction inpatient and residential programs, where he connected the dots between substance use, codependency, and family dynamics. Now, he is focused on building his practice promoting combined therapy and premarital counseling.

Applications for this group are now closed.