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Self-Harm and Bowen Theory
 
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Erik Thompson, MA
In this report I examine self-harm through the lens of Bowen theory. Observations from clinical interviews suggest that self-harm regularly occurs in response to perceived social separation, but it may be better explained by the level of reactivity to separation, not the intensity of the separation itself. The concept of differentiation of self accounts nicely for a variation in reactivity to separation experiences and its role in self-harm. Family interviews point to a link between the development of self-harm and an environment of energetic protection. The concept of the family projection process is consistent with this finding. Clinical practice guided by these two theoretical concepts is useful in establishing meaningful contact with individuals who engage in self-harm as well as their family members. It can prevent helpers from becoming emotionally entangled within the paradox of those who seek help and refuse it at the same time.

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