Friday, November 3, 2017
The Immature Parent
Daniel V. Papero, PhD, LCSW-C, LICSW
In this talk I will attempt to explore the roots of the parental focus and discuss how a parent might start or restart his or her own developmental effort to increase personal maturity and thus reduce vulnerability to the parental focus.
Emotional Cut-Off and Family Projection in an Adopted Family
Laura R. Brooks, LCSW-C
The Adoption Family Study, now going on for twelve years, describes within-family variability in families with adopted children. This presentation describes emotional cutoff and family projection process in a research family that includes a single parent with a birth child and an adopted child.
The Difference Bowen Theory Makes for Research and Clinical Practice
Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT
When studying reactions to adversity, Bowen theory includes the impact of relationships between generations of the family and during childhood over biology and behavior of family members. Examples from the Observations of Change research project will illustrate factors that influence symptom development and variation in changes in anxious physiology and functioning associated with decreasing symptoms and improving functioning for the family.
What Happens When the Hitting Stops? Understanding Symptom Development in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence through the Lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory
Amie Post, MA, LCMFT
Family experiences of domestic violence are often viewed as traumatic to the children who are exposed to domestic violence. Bowen family systems theory offers a different lens to view symptom development in children who have experienced violence in their families.