One Family s Story

Author: Michael E. Kerr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780965854023
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Basic explanation of the eight concepts of Bowen family systems theory, with examples given from the life of one fictional family and analysis by the author

Emotional Cutoff

Author: Peter Titelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317788656
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Widen your therapeutic focus and help your family therapy clients learn to bridge generational separation! This book delivers professional insights on one of the least understood but most important of Bowen's concepts—emotional cutoff. The first book on this subject, Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives examines this aspect of Bowen family system theory and shows how emotional cutoff can be understood and addressed in therapy. Emotional Cutoff also provides beneficial case examples, empirically based studies, helpful figures, and family diagrams. This information-packed volume includes a chapter by the developers of Family of Origin Response Survey (FORS)—an instrument that measures the degree to which one is emotionally reactive to their mother or father—that outlines the process and its scoring methodology and demonstrates its reliability. The book also includes chapters on emotional cutoff and societal processes—and even how emotional cutoff manifests in the animal kingdom! From the editor: “In this book, the phenomenon of emotional cutoff is explored from many perspectives. The contributors have illustrated the presence of cutoff in non-human species, in relation to evolutionary theory, brain physiology, reproduction, in the lives of therapists and the individuals and families they work with in clinical practice, and in societal emotional process—in a variety of contexts. In addition, the development of an instrument for measuring emotional cutoff is presented.” Emotional Cutoff is a comprehensive examination of this fascinating aspect of Bowen family systems theory, including: a theoretical overview—as well as a look at cutoff in various animal species and an examination of the way the physiology of the human brain is related to the phenomenon of emotional cutoff bridging emotional cutoff in the therapist's own family, as related by three Bowen systems therapists and a genealogist who is trained in Bowen theory—essential reading for all therapists! research and clinical applications—including interventions you can put into practice right away with clients who are dealing with divorce, depression, domestic violence, or child abuse societal applications—a look at emotional cutoff and societal process in Russian citizens, in Holocaust survivors, in immigrants, and in Israeli/Palestinian relations Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives provides exciting possibilities for treating emotional cutoff in people trying to manage their unresolved issues. It is an essential resource for family therapists, counselors, pastoral counselors, family-oriented psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses.

Familienkonstellationen

Author: Walter Toman
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406691242
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Ob man das einzige Kind war oder ob man Geschwister hatte, ob ältere er jüngere Geschwister, ob solche vom gleichen Geschlecht od oder vom anderen Geschlecht, oder beides, ob die Eltern aus kleinen oder größeren Familien stammen, ob Personenverluste in den Familien zu beklagen waren, wie gut die Erfahrungen der Ehepartner in ihren jeweiligen Herkunftsfamilien zusammenpassen und wie sich die Kinderfolge, die ihnen das Schicksal beschert, in diese Erfahrungen einfügt, alles das wird hier beschrieben. Die Leser finden in dieser Vielfalt auch Aufschluß über ihre eigene Familienkonstellation, ebenso über jene der Freunde und Bekannten, der Liebes- oder Ehepartner. Die eigenen Eltern und Geschwister können sie ebenfalls besser verstehen lernen, und im täglichen Umgang mit den Kindern, wenn sie welche haben, wird ihnen manches einleuchten, das sie zunächst verwunderte. Wenn sie noch keine Kinder haben, aber welche möchten, können sie hier erfahren, was ihnen an Möglichkeiten bevorsteht. Wenn sie keine Kinder wollen, finden sie vielleicht sogar dafür eine Erklärung. Alles hier Gesagte ist der Wirklichkeit, dem tatsächlichen Verhalten und Handeln der Menschen und den vielen Familienleben nachgezeichnet, die der Autor systematisch beobachtet und an denen er oft auch beraterisch oder therapeutisch Anteil genommen hat.

Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory

Author: Peter Titelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317790367
Format: PDF, ePub
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One look inside Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory, and you’ll see that your most current clinical dilemmas are not as difficult to solve as you think. You’ll find plenty of information to assist you in treating a vast audience of populations--the elderly, college students, troubled couples, remarried families, and children with severe medical problems. You’ll also find that you’re able to apply the Bowen systems theory to nearly every clinical situation--emotional dysfunction in children, alcoholism, incest, divorce, depression, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory is an ideal companion for family therapists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and counselors. You’ll find your working comprehension of Murray Bowen’s work will grow, and you’ll become more adept at applying what you read in real-life clinical situations, especially in these related areas: family systems assessment based on the Bowen Theory marital fusion and differentiation bridging emotional cut-off from a former spouse dealing with a child-focused divorce case studies of alcoholism and family systems Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory is the first book to collect, illustrate, and walk you through a full application of this highly effective treatment method in any number of clinical settings. Both beginning and experienced therapists will find interesting reading in the history of the theory, and the result will be interested clients who begin to create functional, thriving personal histories for themselves.

Familienwissenschaft

Author: Astrid Wonneberger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658170034
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In diesem Grundlagenband zur Familienwissenschaft beschäftigen sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler mit dem Thema Familie aus der Sicht ihrer jeweiligen Disziplin und führen in die zentralen Konzepte und Begriffe der Familienwissenschaft ein. Damit bietet das Buch einen einmaligen interdisziplinären deutschsprachigen Überblick über Erkenntnis- und Forschungsstände, Definitionen und Ansätze zum Themenfeld Familie.

Family Evaluation

Author: Michael E. Kerr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393700569
Format: PDF
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"Comprehensively presents Bowen's principles for assessing families, enabling the family therapist to organize clinical data and make therapy decisions".--James L. Framo, Ph.D.

Systems Theories for Psychotherapists

Author: Michael D. Reiter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042981383X
Format: PDF
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Systems Theories for Psychotherapists explores three key theories that underpin many of the models of psychotherapy: general systems theory, natural systems theory, and language systems theory. The book presents the aesthetics (how to see and understand what is happening) and the pragmatics (what to do in the therapy room) behind each theory. It also explores how therapists can successfully conceptualize the problems that clients bring to therapy, offering a range of contemporary examples to show how each theory can be applied to practice. Starting with an introduction to systems theories, the book then delves into cybernetics, interactional systems, natural systems, constructivist theory, and social construction theory. Each chapter uses a distinctive case example to help clinicians to better understand and apply the theories to their own therapeutic setting. Woven throughout the book are three helpful learning tools: "Applying Your Knowledge," "Key Figure," and "Questions for Reflection," providing the reader with the opportunity to critically engage with each concept, consider how their own world view and preconceptions can inform their work with clients, and challenging them to apply prominent systems theories to their own practice. Systems Theories for Psychotherapists is a clear and valuable text for undergraduate and graduate students in mental health programs, including counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work and clinical psychology, as well as for all practicing clinicians.