PDFs: Genograms and Genogram Life Stories

Buy these fascinating stories of famous families and their relationships, in a handy pdf format (PC and Mac)

A genogram is a systemic version of a family tree. The handy symbols and organization of genograms enable one to identify and understand patterns and family history. Family therapist Monica McGoldrick and her colleagues have pioneered the development of this diagnostic tool as a method of helping to view family patterns past and present.

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Culture Conference 2013: Daniel Beaty & Others

Daniel Beaty: Pain to Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk_CmqkleSM Discussants of Daniel Beaty Performance Pain to Power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrpcVsXlx7c&feature=youtu.be Dr. Sam Cruz Common Ground-Common Hope: African American/Latin@...

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An additional way of using genograms developed with Eliana Gil over the past decade involves using miniature play items as the family members. This expansion of genograms provides rich possibilities for helping family members explore their relationships...

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The Multicultural Family Institute Remembers Betty Carter

The Multicultural Family Institute Remembers Betty Carter

Betty Carter May 13, 1929-September 11, 2012 by Monica McGoldrick Betty Carter was a primary mentor of our Institute, she was the speaker at our Opening, and she was one of 16 founding members of our Culture Conference Faculty from our...

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Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, PhD (h.c.) Director, Multicultural Family Institute Teacher, author and family therapist. Books include: The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting with Your Family (2nd ed, 2011), Re-Visioning Family Therapy (2nd Ed....

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News from the Multicultural Family Institute   New Edition of The Expanded FAmily Life Cycle Edited by Monica McGoldrick, Nydia Garcia Preto and Betty Carter We are almost finished with a 5th edition of the Expanded Family Life Cycle, first...

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About our recent Culture Conference . About Next Year's Conference . About Betty Carter - memorial page . Miniatures ! The Institute is offering a Starter Kit of Miniatures for anyone interested in doing Family Play Genograms. Check it ...

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MFI Post Graduate Certificate Training Program One of the foremost post-graduate family therapy training programs in the country. The Certificate Training Program incorporates intensive supervision for those interested in family therapy using live...

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Genograms A genogram is a systemic version of a family tree. The handy symbols and organization of genograms enable one to identify and understand family history. [more ...] Books Institute faculty have published many of the classic...
Genograms

Genograms

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...
Genogram Journey

Genogram Journey

Monica McGoldrick from The Genogram Journey: “Families are, except in rare circumstances, the most important emotional system most of us ever belong to. They shape the course and outcome of our lives, which makes them potentially our greatest r...
Family Life Cycle

Family Life Cycle

The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family & Social Perspectives 4th Edition, Pearson, 2011 This book bridges the traditionally separate spheres of individual development and the family life cycle incorporating cultural and social...
PDFs: Genograms and Genogram Life Stories

PDFs: Genograms and Genogram Life Stories

Buy these fascinating stories of famous families and their relationships, in a handy pdf format (PC and Mac) A genogram is a systemic version of a family tree. The handy symbols and organization of genograms enable one to identify and understand patterns...

Miniatures

 Starter Kit The Institute offers for sale a starter kit for those interested in using miniatures for creating family play genograms with families. Items in each kit will vary, but will include no fewer than 26 items. To create a family play genogram ...

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DVD: HARNESSING THE POWER OF GENOGRAMS   BRAND NEW MCGOLDRICK INTERVIEW VIDEO AVAILABLE: This is a rare opportunity to watch the therapist who developed and popularized genograms demonstrate how to actually create and utilize them in a...

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Barbara Petkov LMFT, Coordinator, 732-565-9010 ext. 234 Our faculty has developed a national reputation for consultation and training to mental health clinics, schools, businesses, social service agencies and other institutions. We will custom...

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Steve Jobs: A Genogram Story

Steve Jobs: A Genogram Story

The Genogram Story of Steve Jobs by Monica McGoldrick We know Steve Jobs as one of the pioneers of the computer revolution, the creator of Apple Computers. His biographer, Walter Isaacson speaks of his “roller-coaster life and searingly intense p...

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23rd Annual Culture Conference Transforming Life Narratives: Weaving Stories of healing The Multicultural Family Institute held its 23rd Annual Culture Conference on April 11-12 with our special guest,  Dr. Rockey Robbins of the University ...

About Genograms

Genograms: Assessment & Intervention (by McGoldrick, Gerson & Petry, W.W.Norton, 3rd editon, 2008) explains how to draw and understand genograms.

The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting with Your Family (by McGoldrick, W.W.Norton, 2nd edition, 2010), explores changing your role in your family genogram through understanding your family’s patterns. Families discussed in the book include Presidents Obama, Clinton, Roosevelt, Adams, Bush, the Kennedys, and other famous families such as Freud, Beethoven, Frida Kahlo and the Fondas. These families illustrate couple patterns, intergenerational relationships, siblings, secrets, and loss.Genograms have become widely used in medicine, counseling, psychology, social work, and the other health fields. The symbols and format are evolving as genogram software develops.  The original genogram standardization was developed by the North American Primary Care Research Group (Jack Froom, et al.) in collaboration with leading family physicians (Dr. Jack Medalie and colleagues) and family therapists (especially Dr. Murray Bowen and his followers). Our most exciting hope is for the development of research using genogram information as a database.

An additional way of using genograms developed with Eliana Gil over the past decade involves using miniature play items as the family members. This expansion of genograms provides rich possibilities for helping family members explore their relationships and consider in a creative, metaphorical way, who they belong to (often including friends, pets, and at times multiple items to illustrate the best and the most difficult aspects of their relationships.