Eugene O'Niell Genogram.

Eugene O'Niell Genogram

Source: Reprinted with permission from McGoldrick 1995.

Rarely will an IP and/or family enter treatment with the detailed knowledge of their family over generations as revealed in the above diagram of Eugene O’Neill’s family. At the first interview an attempt is made to fill in as much genogram information as possible about the extended family, particularly the family of origin and if present, the family of procreation. Family members are given assignments to interview other family members to fill in the gaps, often an insightful experience as more and more of the family’s history is uncovered and understood.

From: Chapter 3 Approaches to Therapy

Cover of Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy.
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

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