Genograms: Assessment and Intervention

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Psychology - 234 pages
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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
Critical Life Changes Transitions and Traumas
38
Relational Patterns and Triangles
101
4 Reich family
106
15 Mead family
112
Assessing Family Roles Functioning Balance Resilience
115
Overand underfunctioning
118
Using Genograms to Track Families through the Life Cycle
125
2 Freud family 1859
131
Family at launching
137

Complex Genograms
45
29 The Windsors after Victoria and Albert
49
Discrepancies
52
Interpreting Family Structure from Genograms
62
Different Roles for Brothers and Sisters
69
7 Robeson family
75
Middle Children
76
Sibling Position and Parenting
84
13 Adams family
88
Foster Care
93
Clinical Illustration
99
7 Freud family 1939
143
Clinical Uses of the Genogram
149
Genogram 72 Caruso family
155
3 Muslim family
160
8 Mr Rogoskis family
174
Using Genograms for Family Research
176
Appendix
191
Bibliography
199
Index
227
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