Conversation with the Faculty: The Preservative Nature of Cutoff: A Case Presentation
January 27 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST| $65
Speaker: Anne S. McKnight, EdD, LCSW, LICSW
This presentation will discuss Bowen’s concept of cutoff, which addresses the unresolved emotional attachment that resides in an individual when separating from his/her family of origin. Cutoff addresses the emotional dependency on the previous generation in individuals as they move toward adulthood. The dependency can result in never leaving home, rebelling, or maintaining a superficial distance from family, resulting in isolation and symptoms. However, cutoff can also play a preservative role in managing anxiety for an individual and can appear in a process of defining self. These ideas will be explored through a case presentation.
A maximum of 1.5 CEU/CEs are available.
About the Conversations with the Faculty
The Bowen Center offers webcasting to individuals and organizations who are interested in thinking about the challenges they face through the lens of Bowen family systems theory. Individual faculty of the Bowen Center present monthly on a variety of topics derived from their thinking and work with Bowen theory and provide an opportunity for those in the audience to respond. Recordings of the webcast are available with pre-registration.