Community Genograms: Using Individual, Family, and Cultural Narratives with Clients

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Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio
Teachers College Press, 2005 - Education - 158 pages
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The graphic representation of client experience has long been acknowledged as an invaluable therapeutic tool. In this pragmatic book, the authors have brought the use of the most widely used graphic device "the family genogram" into the wider context of community and culture, to help counsellors and therapists better understand individuals and families-in-context. For clinicians as well as clients, the community genogram is a practical and versatile tool that places emphasis on the positive strengths and resources that can be brought to bear in the therapeutic process.
 

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Contents

How to Construct and Interpret Community
16
Tapping the Liberating Qualities of Culture
42
Exploring Life Span Development with
69
Contextualizing the Self in Counseling
93
Epilogue
137
Index 749
149
About the Authors and Contributor
157
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Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio is a Professor in the School of Family Studies/Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs. She also is a licensed marriage and family therapist and psychologist. Allen E. Ivey is a Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kara P. Kunkler-Peck is a family therapist and special needs educator.Lois T. Grady is an independent consultant.

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