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1

According to Bowen, human relationships are driven by two counterbalancing life forces: ____ and ____.

(1) individuality, (2) togetherness

2

Role of the therapist according to Bowen

coach

3

Leading figures of Bowenian therapy

Murray Bowen, Monica McGoldrick, Betty Carter, Thomas Fogarty, Phillip Guerin, Michael Kerr

4

normal family functioning according to Bowen

family members are differentiated, anxiety is low, and partners are in good emotional contact with their own families

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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

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According to Bowen, the underlying factor in the genesis of psychological problems is _____ _____ passed down from one generation to the next.

emotional fusion

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differentiation of self

Bowen's term for psychological separation of intellect and emotions and independence of self from others, opposite of fusion

8

triangles

a three-person system; according to Bowen, the smallest stable unit of human relations

9

triangulation

detouring conflict between two people by involving a third person, stabilizing the relationship between the original pair

10

fusion

a blurring of psychological boundaries between self and others and a contamination of emotional and intellectual functioning; opposite of differentiation

11

emotional cutoff

Bowen's term for flight from an unresolved emotional attachment

12

detriangualtion

the process by which individuals remove themselves from the emotional field of two others

13

genogram

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

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____ ____ are designed to explore what's going on inside people and between them.

Process questions

15

____ ____ are designed to help clients try something different from their usually emotionally driven responses.

Relationship experiments

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countertransference

emotional reactivity on the part of the therapist