multigenerational transmission process

multigenerational transmission process

the repetition of relationship patterns, including divorce, suicide, and alcoholism, associated with emotional dysfunction that can be traced through several generations of the same family.
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Differentiation, in conjunction with triangles, the nuclear family emotional system, the family projection process, emotional cutoff, the multigenerational transmission process, sibling position, and societal regression, shapes family functioning (Goldenberg & Goldenberg, 1991).
The multigenerational transmission process refers to family functioning over several generations.
Bowen's concepts of differentiation of self, triangles, and the multigenerational transmission process guided the strategies to improve family functioning and cohesion, redefine the parental dyad, and assist the adolescent in appropriate individuation.