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Genogram Casebook : A Clinical Companion to Genograms: Assessment and Intervention (Paperback) (Monica

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McGoldrick offers this guidebook on the use of genograms in individual and family therapy, starting from the premise that the reader is already familiar with their basic structure and symbol use. The first chapter reviews reasons for using them to get a perspective on the client's familial and cultural context. Then the book discusses how to bring them up in a safe way and connect them to the presenting problem, addressing common sources of resistance to delving into family and relationship histories. The use of genograms is demonstrated to help elucidate and work through patterns of fusion and cutoff, relational triangles, loss and grief, family restructuring during marriage and divorce, child behavior in relation to parental dynamics, and adult sibling relationships. Case studies and example dialogues are used throughout the book to illustrate the approaches. The final chapter discusses the use of genograms to illustrate the therapist's own family and thereby identify insights and clear up blind spots that can be brought to bear on therapeutic work. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Psychotherapy / Couples + Family
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2016
TCIN: 50338336
UPC: 9780393709070
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8746
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