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    In the article “Toward the differentiation of self in one’s family of origin”, by Murray Bowen, he speaks of family systems therapy. The goal is to have the members of the family reach a better level of “differentiation of self”. The first method of family therapy of relieving symptoms was ineffective. Then came the triangle method, that put the two parents and the therapist could remain “differentiated” from the two. He then talks of how trainees from the 1967 conference used the concepts discussed in the conference, of the most important triangle in life and teachings of “person to person” relationships. These trainees took them home with their visits to their parents and used them. Coming back and they would report the visit. He found these…

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    Dr. Murray Bowen (1913-1990), developed in the early 50 's theory of natural systems, based on observation of the processes that take place in humans from a natural point of view. This theory could be considered one of the most appropriate when we work with families. Bowen, offers a broad and profound vision of the human being, as is incorporated in the understanding of the functioning, emotional and intellectual aspects of the human-natural system. Bowen pays close attention to the observation…

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    Murray Bowen Theory

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    Theory of Natural Systems Murray Bowen. Dr. Murray Bowen, (1913-1990), developed in the early 50 's The Theory of Natural Systems, based on observation of the processes occurring in humans from a natural point of view. This theory, could be considered one of the most appropriate when facing family work and the understanding. It proposes is a comprehensive and profound vision of human beings, as incorporated into the understanding of their functioning, emotional and intellectual aspects of human…

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    presented as a social worker. The usefulness of each of the two theories in regards to social work practice, concentrating on a micro practice perspective. Keywords: Family Emotional Systems Theory, Structural Family Theory Family Emotional Systems Theory & Structural Family Theory Family Emotional Systems Theory “The family systems theory sometimes known as family emotional systems theory is unique in its attention to multigenerational family processes and also in its prescriptions for…

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    What are the theoretical underpinnings of Bowenian family therapy? The theoretical underpinnings of Bowenian family therapy are Differenation one’s self from origin of family, triangles, sibling position, emotional cut off, and societal environment pressures. Differenation is learning to separate self from family. According to Bowen(1978) “It has long been recognized that emotional attachment between the spouses is identical to the emotional attachment that each spouse had in his or her family…

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    Theoretical Lens

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    orientation based on my own principles, through my theoretical lens, I married my views of society, perceptions, human behavior, environment along with a Marriage, Counseling, and Family theory to which resulted in my theoretical orientation. The theoretical orientation I selected is The Bowen Family Systems Theory. The premise of this theory is it is the nature of the family that its members are emotionally intensely connected guided by systems thinking in exploring the family connections…

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    Family Therapy is a process that many families have to go through at some point in time in life. Normally it’s because the busyness of our daily lives get to us and weigh us down. Which normally leads to many problems within the family. The therapy options are Psychodynamic Approach, Bowen Family Systems Theory, Person Centered Approach, and Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy. Each these theories work best in their own way based on the situation at hand. The first one is Psychodynamic Approach…

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    A pro that I have seen in using the Bowenian Family Therapy is that Bowen focuses on multigenerational issues that a person may have in past present and feels that addressing those issues are crucial in dealing with the current issue. Sometimes we experience things that can be triggers and remind us of things that happened in the past. So it is important to be able to identify those triggers to help us deal with our issues. Bowen therapy is a process of active inquiry and therapist helps family…

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    Bowen and I have been an inseparable duo for twelve years. We are not afraid to point out each other’s flaws, and we accept each other’s criticism with thoughtfulness and grace. I push him to be more tolerant of others, and he reminds me to think before I speak. At the end of the day, we embrace each other for who we are, weird idiosyncrasies and all. Together, we would make strong tutorial partners. In high school, I’ve struggled with a slight speech problem, but Bowen convinced me to join my…

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    The short story Demon Lover written by Elizabeth Bowen, as well as the ballad Demon Lover appear to revolve around the same concept. The short story is about a woman that was once in love and engaged to a soldier, who fought in World War II. When she returned to her former home she was blindsided by a letter she found on her table.No one had known that she would be visiting her home. The letter forced her to recall a promise that she had made to her former lover. Along the lines of the Demon…

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