Treating the Whole Family: Applying Bowen’s Family Therapy to Eating Disorder Treatment with Adolescents

Join us for First Wednesdays at OPC! Clementine South Miami Clinical Director Amy Sosa, PsyD will present “Treating the Whole Family: Applying Bowen’s Family Therapy to Eating Disorder Treatment with Adolescents” on Wednesday, May 3rd!

For our May edition of First Wednesdays at OPC, Dr. Sosa will provide an overview of Murray Bowen’s family systems theory, including his eight concepts of family therapy: triangulation, differentiation of self, nuclear family emotional system, family projection process, multigenerational transmission process, emotional cutoff, sibling position and societal emotional process. Interventions to improve overall functioning within the family will also be discussed with a specific emphasis on understanding the underlying processes of triangles in order to detriangulate family members.

Through this presentation, participants will be able to identify and describe Bowen’s eight concepts, identify the flow and pattern of triangulation and provide two strategies to detriangulate family members. Additionally, participants will be able to accurately explain one method to differentiate family members and effectively explain one experimental technique to engage and treat the whole family system.

Registration, lunch and mingling begin at 12 pm and the presentation will be from 12:30-1:30pm. 1 CE hour will be offered for: PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LMHC, LCSW, LPCC, and RD. If you would like to join OPC’s First Wednesdays on May 3rd, please RSVP to Luisa Benda at or RSVP here by Monday, May 1st.

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