Bowen Family Systems Theory
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
BFST views the family as a single emotional unit. BFST uses systems thinking to understand the dynamic interactions of family members. Family members affect their loved one's thoughts, feelings and actions so intensely that they often become enmeshed and interdependent. Helping a client gain knowledge of how the emotional system operates in his or her own family, work, and social systems can help one develop more effective solutions for solving dilemmas. BFST can be used in individual therapy, marriage counseling and in family sessions.