In this interview, Laura Havstad discusses the chapter she contributed to a recent book, Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Systems Family Theory Perspectives. The chapter is related to a Programs in Bowen Theory conference on Family Reaction to Death that was held in 2015. Both have strong ties to Murray Bowen’s ideas about family reaction to death, which he called “the emotional shock wave.”
Part two of an interview with Dr. Laura Havstad by Katherine Kott that explores the concept of emotional cutoff in Bowen theory.
Part one of an interview with Dr. Laura Havstad by Katherine Kott that explores the concept of emotional cutoff in Bowen theory.
Dr. Papero reviews the original research observations of the family as an emotional unit which led to development of family systems theory and family psychotherapy.
Kathy Wiseman presented a day of her thinking about how she uses Bowen family systems theory in her work as a family business consultant. The goal was to stimulate thinking about the field of family business consulting as seen through the lens of emotional process.