Family Systems Theory. Beginnings. In the 1950s Dr. Murry Bowen introduced a transformational theory, Family Systems Theory . . Family Systems Theory. Families are SYSTEMS of interconnected and interdependent individuals.
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In the 1950s Dr. Murry Bowen introduced a transformational theory, Family Systems Theory .
A family is greater than the sum of its parts.
The whole family must adapt to these behaviors. They do things such as absorbing the anger, denying the effect of the alcoholics behavior, avoiding him, and even trying to cover up the disease.
Systems are self reflective. As humans we have the capability to examine our own behavior . This self reflectivity allows us to focus on our systems and set goals. We no longer need to accept that what we experience is “just the way things are.”