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2011 | 9 | 2 | 107-119
Article title

IN AND OUT OF A RELATIONSHIP: A CASE STUDY OF MR. W. IN TERMS OF MURRAY BOWEN'S FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY

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Abstracts
EN
The article presents possibilities of the practical application of Murray Bowen's family systems theory in the therapy of an individual client. The theory explains emotional processes in a family system as well as the ways in which family members cope with anxiety, closeness and distance in relationships. What is more, by describing symptom formation, the theory shows intergenerational processes of family projection. Following Bowen's approach, this case study depicts a man who reports somatic symptoms and anxieties about establishing a partner relationship and starting a family. The analysis offers both systemic and individual views on the client's problems, and determines the directions of the therapy.
Contributors
  • Marta Kochan-Wojcik, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Pedagogical and Historical Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Dawida 1, 50-527 Wroclaw
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA10896
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.9318033e-0b05-30d5-8331-cb5680f9f368
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