Working With Family Therapy And Bowen Intergenerational Therapy

1087 Words Sep 14th, 2015 null Page
Working with the family has become one of my interested groups to work with in the future since the first day of Clinical Skills C class with specified family therapy. One of the vignettes, that we did the role-play in class was Hernandez family. I decided to do the comparison between two theories, Structural Family Therapy and Bowen Intergenerational Therapy, by working with this family.
This family are Hispanic, and their presenting problem is lack of communication, especially with the daughter who is 18-year-old and was diagnosed with anorexia 6 months before the first session. This family included 43-year-old father (AM) who works in IT, 42-year-old mother (AF) who is registered nurse, the son (CM) who is 21-year-old, studying engineering in college and has already left the house, and the daughter (CF) who was 18-year-old, about to start the college and live in the dorm.
Bowen Intergenerational Therapy Based on the Bowen Intergenerational Therapy, the therapist should be aware of the level of differentiation for each individual and especially recognize who has the highest and lowest level of differentiation between generations as the main stimulant to change. Also, Bowenian therapy focuses on how the quality of relationship between family members affects their emotions. Genogram is vital to help the therapist to recognize patterns between the intimate family and extended family members. A number of patterns emerged in the genogram as well. In this case, both parents…

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