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HPR 162 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Murray Bowen, Homeostasis, Nurse Practitioner


Department
Health Professions (HPR) (*Formerly HPFS*)
Course Code
HPR 162
Professor
Bryn Catapano
Lecture
6

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System Theory
What is it?
Everything is seeking homeostasis
Family Systems Theory
Devised by Murray Bowen
a. Allows each family member to work together and solve individual problems.
b. Members are prompted to discuss to the roles in which they play in the context of the
family.
c. Create boundaries (rules)
d. Therapist needs to enforce the boundaries
e. Therapist is an ally for every member in the family
i. Can’t favor any one member over another
*If something bad or drastic happens it effects the whole family.
Different Types of Mental Health Professionals
Father
Alcoholic
Mother
Goes along
with
husband’s
Child
Family
Mascot
Child
Overachiev
er
Child
Scapegoat (blamed
for everything)
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