Climbing the Family Tree: Working with Genograms

Moshe Lang, Brian Stagoll

Australian Journal of Family Therapy, 1(4) 1980, pp pp 161-170

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.

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