October 19, 2015
The Family Reaction to Death
Anne S. McKnight, EdD, LCSW
This presentation discusses Bowen’s views of the family’s reaction to death as distinctly different from the predominant viewpoints in grief work begun by Freud and popularized by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Grief work encourages individuals to focus on their feelings of grief and work it through in five stages. Bowen sees death as a natural part of the life cycle that shifts the family equilibrium and can result in an emotional shock wave of reactivity across several generations. A case example will be given.
Video Length: 1:23:58
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