Expired You Can Go Home Again: A Genogram Journey Toward Transforming Life Narratives: Context, Connection and Appreciating Our Legacies

This lecture is part of the Ackerman Distinguished Family Therapy Lecture Series, designed to contribute to conversations on advancements and opportunities in family therapy training. Lectures are free and open to the public. CE contact hours are not offered for this series.

Program Description:

This presentation will discuss an orientation to systemic family history that views our lives in the context of what came before and what lies ahead. Taking account of the cultural and societal context in which all of our lives evolve, we will consider how we can pay attention to the truth that, as Jorge Juis Borges put it: “we ourselves are the embodied continuance of those who did not live into our time and others will be and are our immortality on this earth.” The focus of this presentation will be on the everyday relevance in our clinical work of this systemic understanding of who we are.


Monica McGoldrick, MSW, PhD (h.c.) is the Founder and Director of the Multicultural Family Institute and is on the Clinical Faculty of the Psychiatry Department at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She has an international reputation as a trainer and author. Her books include Genograms (4th ed.), 2020; Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Addressing Diversity in Clinical Practice & Training (3rd ed.), 2019; The Genogram Casebook, 2016; The Expanding Family Life Cycle (5th ed.), 2016; Ethnicity and Family Therapy (3rd ed.), 2005; Living Beyond Loss (2nd ed.), 2004; Women in Families, 1991; You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting with Your Family (3rd ed. of You Can Go Home Again, with coauthor Tracey Laszloffy), 2022. Her widely used clinical teaching videos include: Harnessing the Power of Genograms, Couples Therapy, a Systemic Approach; The Legacy of Unresolved Loss; Triangles in Family Therapy; Using Family Play Genograms; Freeing Ourselves from the Ghosts of Our Past.

  • January 28, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Location:   Online Event


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