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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:
|About the Editor|
|Ch. 1||Emotional Cutoff in Bowen Family Systems Theory: An Overview||9|
|Ch. 2||Lone Wolves and Rogue Elephants: Emotional Cutoff Among Animals||67|
|Ch. 3||Emotional Cutoff and the Brain||83|
|Ch. 4||Efforts to Bridge Secondary Emotional Cutoff||111|
|Ch. 5||Toward Undoing Cutoff: A Twenty-Five-Year Perspective||139|
|Ch. 6||Bridging Cutoff with Divorced Relationships and with Family||159|
|Ch. 7||Managing Cutoff Through Family Research||173|
|Ch. 8||Toward Understanding and Measuring Emotional Cutoff||199|
|Ch. 9||Marital Functioning and Multigenerational Fusion and Cutoff||219|
|Ch. 10||Reproduction and Emotional Cutoff||245|
|Ch. 11||The Impact of Cutoff in Families Raising Adolescents||273|
|Ch. 12||The Continuum of Emotional Cutoff in Divorce||289|
|Ch. 13||Depression: A Symptom of Cutoff in Relationship Processes||315|
|Ch. 14||Emotional Cutoff and Domestic Violence||337|
|Ch. 15||Emotional Cutoff and Family Stability: Child Abuse in Family Emotional Process||351|
|Ch. 16||Emotional Cutoff and Societal Process: Russia and the Soviet Union As an Example||379|
|Ch. 17||Migration and Emotional Cutoff||401|
|Ch. 18||Emotional Cutoff and Holocaust Survivors: Relationships and Viability||425|
|Ch. 19||Israeli-Palestinian Relations: A Bowen Theory Perspective||443|
|App.: A Key for the Family Diagram Symbols||477|
Posted November 28, 2010
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