What does it mean to be ‘present and accounted for’ in facing chronic illness or death? How does one define a self in relation to the ill or dying person and other members of the family? The answers to these questions are rooted in Bowen’s original chapter “Family Reaction to Death”. A new book, “Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Family Systems Perspectives”, edited by Peter Titelman and Sydney K. Reed, addresses these issues. This program will draw on parts of four chapters from this book and there will a Q&A following each of them: 1) “Death and Differentiation in the Family”: Peter Titelman; 2) “Mom’s committed suicide: Now What”?; Tony Wilgus; 3) “Alzheimer’s Disease in the Family”; Titelman; 4) “A River of Silence: A Son Defines Himself in Relation to his Dying Father”; Katharine Gratwick Baker.
Following is the morning’s schedule:
9 – Introduction – Jim Smith
9:10 – “Death and Differentiation” – Peter Titelman
9:55 – “Mom’s Committed Suicide” – Tony Wilgus (by Zoom)
10:40 – Break
10: 50 – “Alzheimer’s Disease in the Family” – Peter Titelman
11:35 – “A River of Silence: A Son Defines Himself in Relation to his Dying Father” – Katharine Gratwick Baker (by Zoom)
12:10 – Wrapup
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