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Focused Genograms in Practice

In this chapter, the clinical usefulness of Focused Genograms is discussed further, along with an overview of the Focused Genograms presented in this text. Projective techniques that can be included in the MFG process also are outlined, as well as the use of the MFG outside behavioral health settings.

A Focused Genogram is a diagnostic and therapeutic process that is structured through a set of questions to explore a particularly salient aspect of the client’s family system and process. The genogram is often the first step in a family journey that leads to individuation and possible restructuring of family alliances in the present. When clients explore patterns in their family systems they often gain insights ...

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