Pam is a 32-year-old woman who lives at home with her parents, Adrian and Judy, and doesn’t have many friends. She clearly has some sort of developmental disability, but Adrian and Judy don’t understand why Pam is so angry and uncommunicative. In fact, Pam says she doesn’t even understand why she behaves the way she does. In this live family therapy session, Dr. Guerin helps this befuddled family gain more understanding and clarity, while shining a light on the underlying anger, fear, and sadness that reside beneath the surface not only in Pam, but in her parents as well.
In this video, Guerin skillfully demonstrates ways to engage a closed family system, while highlighting several key principles of Bowenian therapy, including: establishing therapeutic safety and connection with each family member; lowering anxiety; utilizing process questions; neutralizing dysfunctional triangles in the family system; and offering relationship experiments.
"I found the Guerin DVD to be a lovely piece of work demonstrating individuation and de-triangulation in this complex family system. Guerin demonstrates connectedness, directness and gentle humor as he untangles the knots in this family with a developmentally diabled daughter, while showing us how to respect when a family cannot yet open a taboo subject."
- Evan Imber-Black, PhD, Editor, Family Process; Director, Center for Families and Health
By watching this video, you will:
- Learn the theoretical components of Bowenian Family Therapy.
- Identify specific techniques and interventions characteristic of Bowenian Family Therapy.
- Observe how a clinician employing a Bowenian Therapy approach conducts an initial family therapy session.
Philip J. Guerin, MD is a psychiatrist, family therapist, author, and the founder of the Center for Family Learning in Westchester County, New York. He has written several influential books and articles in the field of family therapy, including The Evaluation and treatment of marital conflict: A four-stage approach and Working with relationship triangles: The one-two-three of psychotherapy.
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