In Intro to Bowen Theory: Your Questions Answered FSI faculty members Lily Mailler and Jenny Brown engage with questions posed at a live seminar overviewing Bowen’s theory. Many engaging questions were asked by the audience after listening to a lecture from Dr. Bowen where he discussed his 8 concepts: triangles, differentiation of self, nuclear family emotional process, family projection process, multigenerational transmission process, emotional cutoff, sibling position, and societal emotional process. The lecture is available to purchase from The Bowen Center.
In these podcasts, questions are raised and responded to in a conversational mode. Answers are spontaneous rather than prepared.
Episode 4: Questions about work on self and the therapy process. Questions include: How does one move to a higher level of differentiation of self?; If the extended family is all involved in the therapy together (3 generations) that allow each member to acknowledge the impact on each other and have an opportunity to reconcile the relationship, will this be effective to resolve current issues?; Is this also relevant to introduce to teenagers in therapy to support them to start to differentiating themselves from their troubled parents?