Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

by Peter Titelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789014599

ISBN-13: 9780789014597

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Widen your therapeutic focus and help your family therapy clients learn to bridge generational separation! This book delivers professional insights on one of the least understood but most important of Bowen's concepts-emotional cutoff. The first book on this subject, Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives examines this aspect of Bowen family

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Widen your therapeutic focus and help your family therapy clients learn to bridge generational separation! This book delivers professional insights on one of the least understood but most important of Bowen's concepts-emotional cutoff. The first book on this subject, Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives examines this aspect of Bowen family system theory and shows how emotional cutoff can be understood and addressed in therapy. Emotional Cutoff also provides beneficial case examples, empirically based studies, helpful figures, and family diagrams. This information-packed volume includes a chapter by the developers of Family of Origin Response Survey (FORS)-an instrument that measures the degree to which one is emotionally reactive to their mother or father-that outlines the process and its scoring methodology and demonstrates its reliability. The book also includes chapters on emotional cutoff and societal processes-and even how emotional cutoff manifests in the animal kingdom! From the editor: "In this book, the phenomenon of emotional cutoff is explored from many perspectives. The contributors have illustrated the presence of cutoff in non-human species, in relation to evolutionary theory, brain physiology, reproduction, in the lives of therapists and the individuals and families they work with in clinical practice, and in societal emotional process-in a variety of contexts. In addition, the development of an instrument for measuring emotional cutoff is presented." Emotional Cutoff is a comprehensive examination of this fascinating aspect of Bowen family systems theory, including: a theoretical overview-as well as a look at cutoff in various animal species and an examination of the way the physiology of the human brain is related to the phenomenon of emotional cutoff bridging emotional cutoff in the therapist's own family, as related by three Bowen systems therapists and a genealogist who is trained in B

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789014597
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Haworth Marriage and the Family Series
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Emotional Cutoff in Bowen Family Systems Theory: An Overview9
Ch. 2Lone Wolves and Rogue Elephants: Emotional Cutoff Among Animals67
Ch. 3Emotional Cutoff and the Brain83
Ch. 4Efforts to Bridge Secondary Emotional Cutoff111
Ch. 5Toward Undoing Cutoff: A Twenty-Five-Year Perspective139
Ch. 6Bridging Cutoff with Divorced Relationships and with Family159
Ch. 7Managing Cutoff Through Family Research173
Ch. 8Toward Understanding and Measuring Emotional Cutoff199
Ch. 9Marital Functioning and Multigenerational Fusion and Cutoff219
Ch. 10Reproduction and Emotional Cutoff245
Ch. 11The Impact of Cutoff in Families Raising Adolescents273
Ch. 12The Continuum of Emotional Cutoff in Divorce289
Ch. 13Depression: A Symptom of Cutoff in Relationship Processes315
Ch. 14Emotional Cutoff and Domestic Violence337
Ch. 15Emotional Cutoff and Family Stability: Child Abuse in Family Emotional Process351
Ch. 16Emotional Cutoff and Societal Process: Russia and the Soviet Union As an Example379
Ch. 17Migration and Emotional Cutoff401
Ch. 18Emotional Cutoff and Holocaust Survivors: Relationships and Viability425
Ch. 19Israeli-Palestinian Relations: A Bowen Theory Perspective443
App.: A Key for the Family Diagram Symbols477
Index479

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