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Transgenerational System Model of Family Therapy

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Katie Nolin

on 7 October 2012

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Transcript of Transgenerational System Model of Family Therapy

Transgenerational System Model of
Family Therapy Team B-Andrea, Cody, Juli, and Katie Commonly used concepts
& Terms Application of theory Theoretical View Transgenerational Theory
Mother-Child Symbiosis
Family Systems Theory
Differentiation of Self
Undifferentiated family Ego Mass Goals of Treatment Family Systems Therapy
Management of Anxiety & Relief from Symptoms
Increase in individuation Interventions Used
to Achieve Goals Teaching Differentiation of Self
Balance of feelings and Cognition's/Sense of Self
Freedom from unresolved emotional attachments to family of origin
Reestablishing emotional connectedness with family of origin
Reduce anxiety from emotional cutoff
Detriangulates members
Freedom from crippling entanglements of the past Role of Therapist Use of Unique Assessment Measures Genogram: 3 generations assessing degree of fusion to extended families & one another
Issues in family of origin, nuclear family emotional system, emotional cutoffs & sibling positions
Focus of emotional charged events
Theoretical Differentiation of Self Scale Strengths & Weaknesses
of Approach Weaknesses Research on Effectiveness
of Approach References Lieberman, S. (1979). Transgenerational analysis: The genogram as a technique in family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 1(1), 51-64. Genogram Analysis Eating Disorder Study Hypothesis: Mothers can be encouraged
to change ED behaviors that will likely
be passed onto children
Disturbances of mother/infant attachment
Results-Transgenerational transmission evident in grandmother/mother/daughter triad
What does this study tell us? Strengths
Attention to family of origin
and extended family dynamics
Identification of family myths, rules
& dynamics-clients better able to see role Not realizing treatment
Does not take into account
biological aspects Jordan, K. (2008). The quick theory reference guide: A resource for expert and novice mental health professionals. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Barnett, S., Buckroyd, J., & Windle, K. (2005). Eating disorders from parent to child:
Mother's perceptions of transgenerational effect. Counselling and Psychotherapy Reseach,
5(3), 203-211. Interventions Used
to Achieve Goals Taking an "I"
This is who I am
This is what I will do, but not this
These are my options Contextual Therapy
Improvement for families relatedness
Concern for others besides just individuation Triangle/Interlocking Triangles
Nuclear Family Emotional System
Family Projection Process
Emotional Cutoff
Multigenerational Transmission Process
Sibling Position
Societal Regression o 0---------low--------------50—mid-----------75------high----------------100 Fusion Differentiation of Self Goldenberg, I., Goldenberg, H. (2000). Family Therapy An Overview. Los Angelos, CA: Brooks Cole Publishers.
Family Systems
Differentiation of Self
Nuclear Family Emotional System
Family Projection Process
Emotional Cutoff
Multigenerational Transmission Process
Sibling Position
Societal Regression Eight Interlocking Theoretical Concepts Contextual Therapy
Family Legacy
Family Ledger Controlled and Cerebral

Partners Speak Through Therapist

Calm Questioning Defuses Emotion

Family Therapist as Coach Contextual Therapy
Relational Ethics
Invisible Loyalty
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