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Featured Speaker: Dr. Anne S. McKnight
Dr. Anne S. McKnight is currently Director of the Bowen Center and has been a member of the Bowen Center faculty since 1992. Her activities have included directing, teaching, and supervising in the postgraduate training programs, leading the internship program, organizing and presenting at conferences sponsored by the Bowen Center and at meetings nationally and internationally. As a family therapist for 40 years, she developed a special interest in families with addiction from working, teaching, and supervising students in a child and family substance abuse program in Virginia. Among other topics, she has presented on Families with Addiction, The Relationship World of the Young Adult, Death in the Family, Looking Up the Family Tree, Epigenetics and Bowen Theory, and Ethics in Family Therapy.
Presentation and video interviews with ample discussion time:
A presentation will discuss cutoff as one of the eight concepts of Bowen theory that addresses distance or the severing of contact as a reaction to tension in a relationship system. The presentation is followed by two videotaped interviews in which one participant discusses how cutting off from difficult relationships can be experienced as protective while a different participant relates the benefits of bridging cutoff to discover unknown relations and history from his family.
Goals and Objectives:
1. To understand Bowen’s unique concept of cutoff as a mechanism to manage tension between generations in families.
2. To understand how cutoff can manage anxiety and the sense of overwhelm in relationships, but can also lead to isolation of an individual.
3. To have a broader understanding of cutoff as one mechanism in a family emotional process that is related to the level of anxiety and the level of overall maturity in a family.
4.To understand variation in functioning of families as an adaptation to the challenges they face.
The Florida Family Research Network (FFRN) is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education (Provider # BAP-182 Exp. 3/31/2021). Albizu University is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education. FFRN and CAU maintain responsibility for the programs.