Publication Date: February 25, 2005
The graphic representation of client experience has long been acknowledged as an invaluable therapeutic tool. In this pragmatic book, the authors have brought the use of the most widely used graphic device—the family genogram—into the wider context of community and culture, to help counselors and therapists better understand individuals and families-in-context. For clinicians as well as clients, the community genogram is a practical and versatile tool that places emphasis on the positive strengths and resources that can be brought to bear in the therapeutic process.
Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio is a Professor in the School of Family Studies/Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs. She also is a licensed marriage and family therapist and psychologist. Allen E. Ivey is a Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kara P. Kunkler-Peck is a family therapist and special needs educator. Lois T. Grady is an independent consultant.
“This book explains, in a clear and concise way, how to effectively use the community genogram as both an interactive and intervention tool.”
Joe Giordano, Family Therapist and co-author of Ethnicity and Family Therapy
“One of the most innovative therapy books I have read in many years. Few books are as practical and sophisticated at the same time.”
William J. Doherty, Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota
“This wonderful book provides a uniquely innovative approach to counseling that is conceptually inclusive, contextually sensitive, relationship centered, community oriented, empowerment directed, case based, practice focused, family based, historically respectful, and has a positive perspective.”
Paul Pedersen, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Hawaii; Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University