Family Therapy.pptx - The Essentials of Family Therapy By Alisha Dickerson Professor Cush Ouseley Introduction The intent of this presentation is to

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The Essentials of Family Therapy By: Alisha Dickerson Professor Cush - Ouseley
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Introduction Also highlight how the multigenerational process works through members of the family. Lastly, informing the readers on how effective genograms are when studying family history. The intent of this presentation is to give the audience an overview of the Bowen Theory and the eight concepts he used to build on the human family and individual.
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Bowens Theory The theory is based on the family as the emotional unit, not the individual, though the individual is most important to the theory. It is based on observations rather than on what people think, feel, or say about themselves and others. According to Bowen, human relationships are driven by two counterbalancing life forces: Individuality and Togetherness.
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Eight Concepts Family Projection Process Multigenerational Transmission Process Sibling Position Societal Emotional Process Nuclear Family Emotional System The Differentiation of Self Scale Triangles Cutoff
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Nuclear Family Emotional System In “thinking systems” the focus is on the whole relationship system, how emotions circulate through it and the different processes or patterns that arise automatically in the process. The emotional unit Changes the way one thinks about everything relational, and perhaps the way one thinks about everything period. Leads to a new way of thinking – System Thinking
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The Differentiation of Self Scale This scales is an effort to classify all levels of human functioning, from the lowest possible level on a single dimension.
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