Adoption and the Multigenerational Transmission Process
October 21 - This presentation will include a brief description of Bowen's concept of the multigenerational transmission process. Data from two participant families in the Adoptive Family Study describes predictability of adaptive patterns from one generation to the next. The outcomes for individual family emotional units will be reviewed.
Viable Emotional Contact
November 7 - It appears accurate to describe a continuum of emotional distance among members of the family, ranging from complete cutoff at one end to what Bowen calls “viable emotional contact” at the other. This clinical conference will focus on that continuum, attending particularly to defining what is meant by viable emotional contact and to the efforts people make to regain/maintain it.