Expired Transforming Life Narratives: Genograms, Context, Connection, Legacies and Having a Sense of Home

This workshop will be about the key dimensions for assessing human problems and evolving healing solutions. Genograms are the core mapping tool of this work and a map of who you belong to. Dr. McGoldrick will focus on viewing each person in the context of their cultural background, social class, gender and sexual orientation, family history, life cycle trajectory, and multiple identities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use a genogram for assessing and intervening in family problems
  • Consider the impact of their own cultural background on their values, ideas, and therapeutic approach
  • Use systemic concepts to assess and bypass family cutoffs at multiple levels of the system–cultural, generational, interactional


Monica McGoldrick, MSW, PhD (h.c.), is the Director of the Multicultural Family Institute and on the Clinical Faculty of the Psychiatry Department of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her books include Ethnicity and Family Therapy (3rd ed), The Expanding Family Life Cycle (5th ed. 2017), Genograms (3rd ed), Living Beyond Loss (2nd ed), Women in Families, and The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting with your Family (2nd edition of You Can Go Home Again). Her newest book the Genogram Casebook was published by W.W. Norton in 2016. A new edition of her book Re-visioning Family Therapy will be out in 2019.

  • September 14, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monica McGoldrick, MSW, PhD (h.c.)

5 CE Contact Hours

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