Four Construct in Bowen Therapy
Differentiation, Emotional System, Multigenerational Transmission, Emotional Triangle
Bowen says major problem of families:
not to get them closer but enable them to be clearer about where they end and others in their life begin.
Therapeutic goal of Bowen therapy:
encourage self-differentiation of individual members.
Time involved in Bowen therapy
Bowen suggested that it takes four years to help a family so that multigenerational patterns will not automatically continue to the next generation -- an four years is not a guarantee.
Eight interlocking concepts of Bowen Therapy
Triangles, Differentiation of Self, Nuclear Family Emotional System, Family Projection Process, Multigenerational Transmission Process, Emotional Process, Sibling Position, Societal Emotional Process
Contextual therapy four dimensions of relational reality
Facts, Individual psychology, Systemic transactions, Relational ethics.
Contextual therapy - Facts
genetic input, physical health, ethnic-cultural background, socioeconomic status, basic historical facts, events in a person's life cycle,
Contextual therapy - Individual psychology
the domain of most individual psychotherapies
Contextual therapy - Systemic transactions
rules, power, alignments, triangles, feedback