Over 80 members of the Ackerman Alumni and guests were in attendance on January 29th, 2016, when Monica McGoldrick, MSW, PhD (h.c.), was the guest speaker at the Alumni’s meeting. Her presentation was on, “Genograms, Time, Loss, Cutoff and Reconnection.” Dr. McGoldrick illustrated the use of a multicontextual family life cycle framework for considering human problems, attending to the context in which dysfunction develops and suggestions for reconnecting. The presentation included video and other visual aids, illustrating the ideas that McGoldrick and her colleagues have been working on for many years.
McGoldrick is the Director of the Multicultural Family Institute and on the Clinical faculty of the Psychiatry at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She has an international reputation as a trainer and author. Her books include Ethnicity and Family Therapy (3rd ed), The Expanded Family Life Cycle (5th ed), Genograms (3rd ed), Living Beyond Loss (2nd ed), Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture and Gender in Clinical Practice (2nd ed), Women in Families, and The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting With Your Family (2nd ed of You Can Go Home Again, 2011). She is at work on a new Genogram Workbook to be published by W.W. Norton in 2016.
The next Alumni Lecture will be held on April 1, 2016. Please save the date on your calendar and plan to join us.