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Titelman, Peter, ed. Clinical Applications of Bowen Family Systems Theory. Binghamtom, NY:The Haworth Press, 1998.

______. Emotional Cutoff: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 2003.

______. Triangles: A Bowen Family Systems Perspective. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2007.

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