genogram


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genogram

 [je´no-gram]
a family assessment tool consisting of a family tree diagram depicting family dispersals, losses, roles, and organizational patterns over three or more generations.
A family genogram of disease patterns. (A&W = alive and well) From Betz et al., 1994.

genogram

(jĕn′ō-grăm′, jē′nō-)
n.
A genealogical diagram that indicates the medical histories of the members of a given individual's family, usually over several generations.

genogram

[jē′nōgram]
a diagram that depicts family relationships over at least three generations. It is useful as a tool for studying the process of a family system or hereditary disease over time.

genogram

Genetics
A chart intended to display in graphic form the complex psychological interactions that occur in a multigenerational family; genograms use some of the geneologic symbols used in creating pedigrees of patients with genetic diseases, and adds those that are germane to the cohort being studied.

Genogram

A family tree diagram that represents the names, birth order, sex, and relationships of the members of a family. Therapists use genograms to detect recurrent patterns in the family history and to help the members understand their problem(s).
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Based on Family Systems Theory (Bowen, 1978) and Bertalanffy's General Systems Theory (Puskar & Nerone, 1996), a genogram explains the multiple forces that tailor the way a family system functions.
El eco-mapa y el genogram familiar fueron usados en el primer contacto para "entrar en calor" con la familia.
The first interview began with a genogram to gain an understanding of the parolee's family background and current situation.
Using the cultural genogram format, Kim proceeds to gather information, learning more about John, his family, and his culture.
Doing a genogram with somatizing patients is the key to identifying a possible history of sexual abuse and helping them cope with it, Dr.
SPIN uses some of the tools and processes associated with their Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Model, such as the genogram and an interviewing process that incorporates circular questioning.
The genogram and ecomap are two tools that assist the school nurse in clarifying family structure.
Based on a ninety-minute evaluation session, which included a genogram breakdown, your prognosis is not encouraging.
A genogram is a psychological family tree of the patterns and problems that have been handed down from one generation to another.
A family genogram indicating relationships and life roles of family members, to look for themes and career role models that may reflect Tom's personal values and career interests (Fritz & Beekman, 2007).
Another example of this kind of combined assessment--treatment intervention is the genogram.