Murray Bowen Quotes
“There is a tendency in all of us to want to see schizophrenia...as somehow separate from ourselves. There is a certain comfort...in building a barrier that says 'schizophrenia' on one side and 'normal' on the other. The 'normals' often benevolently minister to the 'schizophrenic' ones and, in this effort to be helpful, often firm up the barrier, further isolating the schizophrenic person and family. This barrier is of our own making, not nature's act.”
- Date of birth: January 31, 1913
- Died: October 09, 1990
- Born: in Waverly, Tennessee, The United States.
- Description: Murray Bowen was an American psychiatrist and a professor in psychiatry at the Georgetown University.Bowen was among the pioneers of family therapy and founders of systemic therapy. Beginning in the 1950s, he developed a systems theory of the family.