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

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Attachments Genograms

With the structure of the family outlined by the Basic Genogram, the Attachments Genogram examines the psychological bonds within the family system. The Attachments Genogram links family-of-origin experience, marital dynamics, and interactional patterns within the family. Attachment theory, a psychobiological model proposed by Bowlby, provides a model that addresses the intricacies of intrapsychic-interpersonal process and suggests that bonding is essential for psychological comfort and security.

Patterns of touch, holding and bonding, emotional resonance and empathy, attachment patterns, temperament, and the effects of abuse and neglect on attachment scripts are explored in this chapter. The Internal Models Map ...

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