Genograms: Assessment and Intervention

3rd edition (W.W. Norton, 2008), updated and expanded with a 32 page color insert

Now in its 3rd edition, Genograms: Assessment and Intervention explores the richness of family dynamics as illustrated by genograms of famous families such as the Kennedys, the Freuds, the Fondas, the Roosevelts, Frieda Kahlo, Bill Clinton, Princess Dianna and many others. It provides the most complete and readable guide to the symbols, structure, and interpretation of genograms, illustrated. This text has become a classic in psychology, mental health, counseling , and other human services.“Continues to be the definitive work in the field. . . comprehensive, and beautifully written and illustrated . . . a must-read for all clinicians working with families.” –Robert C Like, MD, MS, Professor & Director, Center for Healthy Families & Cultural Diversity, UMDNJ, RWJ Medical School.

“With searching insight and compassion, Master clinician McGoldrick and her colleagues have done it again. By providing a crucial framework for understanding family experience in the context of history, and offering helpful questions to ask family members when constructing genograms. McGoldrick explores the power of stories to promote change. . . A delightfully wise, elegant, helpful & practical clinical book.”
—Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD,  Manager,   Calgary Health Region, Outpatient Mental Health.



Foreign language translations available for various editions of this book (which you can purchase from us):

Polish Edition ($23)

Japanese 2nd Edition ($23)

French 1st Edition ($23)
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German Edition ($23)
Korean Edition ($23)
Portuguese Edition ($23)
Other foreign language translations are available for various editions of this book (which we currently don’t stock):

Spanish 1st Edition

Greek 2nd Edition

Korean Edition



  1. […] “Genograms in Family Assessment”, by Monica McGoldrick & Randy Gerson — very useful in tracing generational patterns […]

  2. […] Monica McGoldrick e un om fenomenal, m-a surprinsa ca i-au dat lacrimile in timp ce tinea conferinta, fiindca o emotiona ce povestea. Si am vazut cum genogramele nu sunt doar niste schite. Sunt povesti emotionale ale trecutului nostru si ale familiei noastre. Familie care ne urmareste Dar mi-a mai placut mult o poveste, care are legatura cu introducerea pe care am facut-o la acest articol. Povestea fratilor Wright, Wilbur si Orville (in total 5 frati) care au inventat avionul, poveste care e si in cartea ei Genograms. […]