Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives
Routledge – 2007 – 576 pages
Move through emotional triangles toward a natural systems view of the individual in the context of the family and society Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives presents clear applications of Murray Bowen’s concept of the emotional triangle in the family, the organization, and society. This comprehensive book discusses in detail the theory, the theory’s application to the therapist’s own family, clinical applications, organizational applications, and societal applications. This unique resource examines the value of the triangle concept for understanding the emotional process of the family, the organization, and society. Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives provides a theoretical context for understanding the triangle concept and its application, then progresses to exploring and applying the concept of the triangle and interlocking triangles to self, family, and other contexts. This book is devoted to explicating Bowen’s seminal concept of the triangle, and providing a clear description of the process of detriangling in clinical practice. The text includes several case studies and vignettes to illustrate concepts. Topics in Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives include:
About the Editor. Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Triangles in Bowen Theory and Natural Systems. Part II: Triangles and Detriangling in the Therapist's Own Family. Part III: Triangles in Clinical Practice. Part IV: Triangles in Organizations. Part V: Triangles and Emotional Process in Society.