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.”
This meeting focuses on cutting edge knowledge about self-regulation and the other systems that regulate us, including family systems.
Laura Havstad, PhD is the founder and director of Programs in Bowen Theory. She is a clinical psychologist with a therapy and consultation practice based on Bowen theory, in Sebastopol, California. Dr. Havstad is active in the Network for the Advancement of Bowen Theory at the Bowen Center in Washington DC, and she is an […]
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.