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Widely used to train health and mental health professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing information gathered during a family assessment and identifying patterns in the family system. This popular text -- updated and expanded to highlight new developments in genogram use -- thoroughly explains how to draw, interpret, and apply the genogram. Using genograms of famous families as examples -- including those of Sigmund Freud, the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few -- the authors examine the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing. Clinical applications of genograms in both family therapy and family medicine are described, and new frontiers of research are explored, particularly the use of computer-generated genograms. Entertaining and instructive, Genograms is the ideal guide for introducing all those involved in family treatment -- family therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trainees in these fields -- to this essential assessment and intervention tool.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2008
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393705099

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The interpersonal relationships that make up family life are a complex web between many individuals spanning several generations at one time. This web is further complicated by the influence of other factors such as culture and gender. It can be a daunting task for a therapist to unravel this tangle and understand the specific dynamics and individual development within the family. The Multifocused Family Genogram (MFG) is a powerful tool that allows the therapist to record and structure these different elements that make up the family system. By combining the Basic Genogram, the Family Map, and several Focused Genograms, the MFG provides a clear picture of dynamic family history that aids in individual and family assessment. Focused Genograms provides a thorough account of the use of MFGs in family therapy and practice. The authors present a clinically useful method for collecting the information in key areas of individual and family functioning needed to create Focused Genograms. In addition, the authors carefully explain the diagnostic use and therapeutic applications of this tool. The book is supplemented by extensive examples of Focused Genograms, Family Maps, and Time Lines used in MFG construction. Suggested readings listed at the close of each chapter provide links between techniques fully described in the book and other therapeutic techniques beyond the scope of this work. A thorough presentation of innovative methods for using Focused Genograms makes this an important text for students of marriage and family therapy, as well as an indispensible resource for professionals.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Rita DeMaria
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-06-17
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135062330

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The latest edition of this definitive book in the field of family therapy—the first update in ten years. Widely used by family therapists— and by health care professionals in general—the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment. This visual representation allows the practitioner to find patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Now in its fourth edition, Genograms has been fully updated by renowned therapist Monica McGoldrick. Expanded with four-color images throughout, additional material explaining the use of genograms with siblings and couples, and a thorough updating to essential concepts, this edition provides a fascinating view into the richness of family dynamics. Informative, comprehensive, and beautifully written and illustrated, this book helps bring to life principles of family system theory and systemic interviewing, as well as walk readers through the basics of constructing a genogram, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2020-04-07
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393714050

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Argues that health, relationship and career patterns, as well as physical characteristics are inherited, and shows how to gather information about one's family history

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Genre: Science
Author: Emily Marlin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Release: 1989
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015074064901

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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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Genre: Education
Author: Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release: 2005-02-25
File: 158 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807745537

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Widely used by both family therapists and family physicians, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system. Both entertaining and instructive, this book is the ideal way to introduce all those involved in family treatment to this essential assessment tool.

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Genre: Analyse comportementale - Tableaux, graphiques, etc
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 1985
File: 174 Pages
ISBN-13: 039370002X

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Exploring and Developing the Use of Art-Based Genograms in Family of Origin Therapy was written to share the almost magical understandings that literally become visible when we use symbols, metaphors and imagery in the genogram process. The traditional genogram process is invaluable in helping people understand family history and who was present in generations of family life. An astonishing movement into depth of meaning happens when people are asked to create a visual image or symbol for their family members and ancestors. Suddenly, through metaphor, we can see the emotional impact and the qualities of relationships that these images and therefore family members hold. Unspoken or hidden family beliefs, patterns and rules suddenly surface from the depths of the art, freeing one from following along unconsciously and opening up the possibilities for choice as one moves into the future. The foundation of the art-based genogram provides abundant information about the family generational theme that is revealing and insightful for the art maker. It allows support for a creative depiction of the art maker's ancestral pains, sufferings, joys, celebrations, and life's viewpoints. This creative endeavor reveals therapeutic information that art makers can integrate into their current, present-day lives. Major topics include: (1) the historical use of the genogram; (2) the family of origin and unspoken or hidden family beliefs; (3) how to create art-based genograms; (4) therapeutic uses in individual therapy; (5) therapeutic uses in couples and family work; (6) how to welcome children to the process; (7) the intergenerational flow of special issues; and (8) a wide variety of uses for art-based genograms. Case examples are used to illustrate specific points throughout the book. This unique text will be a valuable resource for art therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

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Genre: Art
Author: Deborah Schroder
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Release: 2015-06-30
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780398090722

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Starting with the Foreword by Daniel Siegel, MD, the Handbook demonstrates in superb detail how you can combine EMDR’s information processing approach with family systems perspectives and therapy techniques. An impressive and needed piece of work, Handbook of EMDR and Family Therapy Processes provides a clear and comprehensive bridge between individual and family therapies.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Francine Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-01-31
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 1118046102

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Widely used by both family therapists and family physicians, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system. This popular text, now updated and expanded, provides a standard method for constructing a genogram, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results. Both entertaining and instructive, Genograms is an ideal way to introduce all those involved in family treatment - family therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, pastoral counselors, and trainees in these fields - to this essential assessment and intervention tool.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 1999
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393702839

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A long-awaited workbook companion to Monica McGoldrick’s highly successful textbook Genograms. This clinical companion to the bestselling Genograms: Assessment & Intervention uses case examples to articulate the most effective ways to use genograms in clinical practice. Widely utilized by family therapists and health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. For a client with cutoff relationships or a history of trauma, it can be hard to talk to a therapist about past and present relationships. Genograms are a non-intrusive and non-confrontational way to learn about a client's history and chart crucial, complex information for effective assessment and therapy. The Genogram Casebook deploys richly detailed case examples to address resistance to genograms, overcoming dysfunctional relationship patterns, working with couples, navigating issues of divorce and remarriage, using genograms in family sessions with children, repairing conflict and cutoff with family members, looking at the therapist's own family, and much more. It's a vibrantly practical, decisively essential guide to the use of genograms in mental health practice.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2016-08-16
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393709421

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