Flashcards in Genograms Deck (5)
brings light to significant, but obscure family patterns and processes
-can be a mechanism for the family to talk rationally about both historical facts and the feelings associated with them
-a diagnostic and treatment tool
term: what people reveal varies depending on the circumstance
What are some things that can be gained by the genogram?
the family can focus on the total picture rather than just the symptoms or presenting problem; the therapist can hear in the language of the family; is a tool for the therapist to educate clients about how families work in general and about their families
evaluates the level of differentiation of self from the lowest possible level of undifferentiation to the highest theoretical level--what Bowen assessment?
Differentiation of self scale