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Focused Genograms by Larry Hof, Gerald R. Weeks, Rita DeMaria

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CHAPTER

Introduction to the Multifocused Family Genogram

In this chapter, we present the Multifocused Family Genogram (MFG) as a tool for conducting a comprehensive and systemic assessment of a client’s family system. After a review of limitations of genograms as they currently are used in clinical practice, the components and construction of the MFG are described.

Because assessment in family-focused clinical practice requires a comprehensive approach and is a complex process, the genogram provides a systematic method for gathering information about a family system and for identifying themes and patterns that influence personal development and relationships with spouses, children, business associates, friends, and acquaintances. Often perplexing ...

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