Genograms: Assessment and Intervention

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Psychology - 234 pages
Using famous families as case studies, this book explains how to draw, interpret and apply the genogram, a graphic way of organizing information gathered during a family assessment. It explains how the use of genograms can bring to light a family's history of divorse, suicide, or estrangement, revealing inter-generational patterns that are more than coincidental. Widely used in the training of health and mental health professionals, this work is an introduction to the principles of family systems theory. This edition has been updated and expanded to include developments in genogram use.
 

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Family Institute of New Jersey. Provides a standard method of constructing a genogram, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results. Uses genograms of famous people to illustrate patterns ... Read full review

Contents

Mapping Family Systems
1
3 McGoldrick family and network
7
Developing a Genogram to Track Family Patterns
13
Biological and adopted
19
Functioning
25
Repetitive patterns
31
Repeated patterns
32
29 The Windsors after Victoria and Albert
49
13 Adams family
88
Family Relational Patterns and Triangles
101
Assessing Family Roles Functioning Balance Resilience
115
Using Genograms to Track Families through the Life Cycle
125
Clinical Uses of the Genogram
149
Using Genograms for Family Research
176
Appendix
191
Bibliography
199

Interpreting Family Structure from Genograms
62
7 Robeson family
75

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