THE SOLUTION-ORIENTED GENOGRAM: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

Authors

  • Bruce P. Kuehl

    1. Bruce P. Kuehl, PhD, is Associate Professor of Family Therapy, Department of Human Development, Family Living and Community Educational Services, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751.
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Abstract

Developed primarily by Bowenian intergenerational therapists, genograms have evolved into largely atheoretical tools used by many therapists. Given that constructivist-based therapies have become the most popular genre of contemporary family therapies (Sprenkle & Piercy, 1992), the author examines how genograms can be used to augment a solution-oriented approach. Specific interventions, case examples, and potential problems associated with such an approach are discussed, along with potential implications for family-of-origin work.

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