One of the eight concepts of Bowen theory concerns emotional distance; the concept of cutoff. 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.
The Universities at Shady Grove
9636 Gudelsky Drive, Building III (The Camille Kendall Academic Center)
3rd Floor, Room 3241 (Crockett Theater)
Rockville, MD 20850