Bowenian Family Therapy Paper

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The Bowenian family therapy helps me understand my family and myself better. Two of the main terms in Bowenian family therapy are differentiation and fusion. Understanding these to terms is important to know how an individual relates with his or her family. Based on an individual’s differentiation or fusion they will interact in the family differently and can become entangled in triangular relationships that can lead to anxiety. In reading this week’s chapter on Bowenian Family Therapy, I started to consider how I interacted with my family and where I might fall on the self-differentiation scale. I find that I related differently depending on who I am with. According to Bowen’s theory :Children caught up in enmeshed, emotionally fused

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