The Relationship World of the Young Adults – November 23, 2013$400
About this course
Dr. Anne S. McKnight, (EdD, LCSW, LICSW) has been the Director of the Bowen Center since January 1, 2011. She has been a member of the Bowen Center faculty since 1992. Dr. McKnight’s activities have included directing, teaching, 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. Dr. Anne McKnight is a family therapist in private practice in Arlington, Virginia and at the Bowen Center.
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2013 Conference on Family and Bowen Theory - November 23, 2013
Separation from the original family is an essential task of the young adult, paving way for achieving means of supporting themselves and building significant relationships. Dr. McKnight describes how the young adults' efforts to achieve emotional separation from their family of origin are influenced by the attachment to their original family, their level of differentiation, the family patterns of handling anxiety, and the stressors on the family. Thinking at this developmental juncture can influence the life path of the adult. This presentation also discusses ways of how to provide an emotional environment which allows the young adults to problem solve and think through options.