The Family Diagram and Genogram: Comparisons and Contrasts

  title={The Family Diagram and Genogram: Comparisons and Contrasts},
  author={J. Butler},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  pages={169 - 180}
  • J. Butler
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Family Therapy
The family diagram and its derivative the genogram are widely used in marriage and family therapy, other mental health disciplines, and family medicine. After a brief history of the origins of the family diagram and genogram, several different areas are compared in order to help distinguish differences between family diagrams and genograms. The results of these evaluations illustrate some similarities in format and symbols due to a common history, but distinct differences in purpose… Expand
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