Genogram and Essay

Genogram and Essay

Review the “Gathering a Family History” section in Chapter 2 of Family of Origin Therapy and Diversity.

Create a genogram based on your family by following the basic genogram guidelines listed in Chapter 2. Remember, it is equally important to include what you do not know about your family in addition to what you do know.

Be sure to identify the following in your genogram:

  1. You
  2. Your parents
  3. Your grandparents
  4. Nuclear family
  5. Extended family
  6. Family secrets
  7. Family themes
  8. Emotional shockwaves

Write a 750-1,000-word essay describing your observations of what was noticed from the genogram process. Be sure to address each of the eight elements s listed above in your genogram and essay.

Include a minimum of three scholarly resources to support your essay.

Submit your genogram and essay to your instructor for review.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:

5.F.2.b. Structures of marriages, couples, and families.

5.F.2.c. Family assessments, including diagnostic interviews, genograms, family mapping, mental diagnostic status examinations, symptom inventories, and psychoeducational and personality assessments.


28-African American Female(Adrianna Nelson)

parents Patrick Falker and Pearl Nelson

two siblings(male and female)…




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A genogram is a complex family tree that outlines the relationship between different people in a family. A genogram is very important as it gives people the history of the family in several generations. A person in a family can understand who in the family they share personality traits. A genogram helps counsellors and doctors to have good knowledge on how they can handle a person. For instance, if the person suffers from mental disjunction, the doctor or counsellor can use the family genogram to link between the patient and the other relatives. 

I gathered information on the family, and I was able to come up with the family genogram. The genogram consists of grandparents, nuclear family, extended family, the family secrets and the character traits. Below is a genogram diagram of my family.

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