Genograms Assessment and Intervention

ISBN-10: 0393705099

ISBN-13: 9780393705096

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: Monica McGoldrick, Randy Gerson, Sueli Petry

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An updated, expanded edition of Norton's best-selling professional book on genograms. Over 140,000 copies sold. Widely used to train health and mental health professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing information gathered during a family assessment and identifying patterns in the family system. This popular textupdated and expanded to highlight new developments in genogram usethoroughly explains how to draw, interpret, and apply the genogram. Using genograms of famous families as examplesincluding those of Sigmund Freud, the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a fewthe authors examine the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing. Clinical applications of genograms in both family therapy and family medicine are described, and new frontiers of research are explored, particularly the use of computer-generated genograms. Entertaining and instructive,Genogramsis the ideal guide for introducing all those involved in family treatmentfamily therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trainees in these fieldsto this essential assessment and intervention tool.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Randy Gerson, Ph.D., was Director of Atlanta College for Systemic Thinking until his death in 1995.

Sueli Petry, Ph.D., is an Associate Faculty Member of the Multicultural Family Institute and is in private practice.

List of Illustrations
Genograms: Mapping Family Systems
Creating Genograms
The Genogram Interview
Tracking Family Patterns Through Time and Space
Interpreting Family Structure
Assessing Family Patterns and Functioning
Relational Patterns and Triangles
Tracking Individuals and Families Through the Life Cycle
Clinical Uses of the Genogram
Family Play Genograms
Using Genograms for Family Research
Bibliography by Topic
Biographical References
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