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Speaker: Victoria Harrison, MA, LMFT

Bowen theory defines anxiety as “emotional reactiveness to real or imagined threats”. These reactions are fundamental to adaptation and also play a part in symptom development. This theoretical perspective differs from the framework popularized in DSM diagnostics and other therapy. The conference will include a presentation of examples of anxiety as a resource for adaptation in nature and in the family. Two clinical interviews with families who have had babies during the COVID-19 pandemic will feature their observations about anxious reactions and managing anxiety through working on differentiation of self.

A maximum of 5 CEU/CEs are available.

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About the Clinical Conference Series

The Clinical Conferences are designed to assist professional people in the pursuit of clinical excellence. Using presentations, videotaped interviews with family members, and ample discussion time, the conferences illustrate the interplay of theory and technique for a variety of human issues. The goals of each conference are to illustrate the application of Bowen theory in practice and to enhance people’s understanding of differentiation of self.