In this videotape presentation, Dr. Kerr presents the two main variables in Bowen theory: (1) the degree of anxiety and (2) the degree of integration of self. Emotional fusion, biological roots of differentiation and anxiety, unresolved emotional attachment, defining a self, the distinction between acute and chronic anxiety, and the interconnection between anxiety and differentiation are discussed. These ideas are illustrated with examples from family and work systems in a lecture format using visual aids.
2000. 60 min.