Climbing the Family Tree: Working with Genograms

  title={Climbing the Family Tree: Working with Genograms},
  author={B. Stagoll and M. Lang},
  journal={Australian Journal of Family Therapy},
The genogram is a practical and widely adopted tool for mapping families in therapy. Its use can be easily learnt and is recommended for beginners in family therapy. The genogram promotes thinking In system and transactional terms, and shifts emphasis away from individual problems to relational issues. A family system can be given a visual focus, and this often reveals patterns and connections previously unnoticed. A set of conventions for constructing genograms is suggested, with ways of… Expand

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