This piece represents Dr Gilbert's answers to questions during my interview with her for my documentary. Dr Gilbert is the Director of the Center for the Study of Human Systems. Specifically, Dr Gilbert is a proponent of Bowen Theory. Bowen Theory is a new way of thinking about the human phenomenon. In it, the nuclear family, rather than the individual, is seen as the emotional unit. Several concepts grow out of that basic understanding, including, among others, the scale of differentiation of self, emotional cutoff and the importance of the generations to functioning of people in the present.