Flashcards in Bowenian Deck (16)
According to Bowen, human relationships are driven by two counterbalancing life forces: ____ and ____.
(1) individuality, (2) togetherness
Role of the therapist according to Bowen
Leading figures of Bowenian therapy
Murray Bowen, Monica McGoldrick, Betty Carter, Thomas Fogarty, Phillip Guerin, Michael Kerr
normal family functioning according to Bowen
family members are differentiated, anxiety is low, and partners are in good emotional contact with their own families
Carter and McGoldrick describe the ____ ____ ____ as the process of expansion, contraction, and realignment of the relationship system to support the entry, exit, and development of family members
family life cycle
According to Bowen, the underlying factor in the genesis of psychological problems is _____ _____ passed down from one generation to the next.
differentiation of self
Bowen's term for psychological separation of intellect and emotions and independence of self from others, opposite of fusion
a three-person system; according to Bowen, the smallest stable unit of human relations
detouring conflict between two people by involving a third person, stabilizing the relationship between the original pair
a blurring of psychological boundaries between self and others and a contamination of emotional and intellectual functioning; opposite of differentiation
Bowen's term for flight from an unresolved emotional attachment
the process by which individuals remove themselves from the emotional field of two others
a schematic diagram of the family system, using squares to represent males, circles to indicate females, horizontal lines for marriages, and vertical line to indicate children
____ ____ are designed to explore what's going on inside people and between them.
____ ____ are designed to help clients try something different from their usually emotionally driven responses.