Genograms: How to use them and why

Genograms Brochure

About the Presenter: Scott Stephens LISW-S

Scott has been working in child welfare for over 25 years. He has worked with youth in the Big Brothers/Sisters mentoring program, provided individual therapy to children and families, worked with youth in a partial hospitalization program, worked in various capacities in adoption work and is currently the foster care supervisor for The Buckeye Ranch. He brings high energy and enthusiasm to all he does. He is passionate about being a social worker and helping to make a difference in the lives of youth.


About the Workshop:

When reading a family history or a case presentation, it is often difficult to tell who is who in a family.  Family structures are complex and descriptions of families often don't give a clear picture of family dynamics.  A Genogram can help a clinician discover the major people in a client's life.

This simple tool can be utilized to help build relationships with clients while eliciting information that is vital to understanding the client's situation.  The visual nature of the Genogram helps both the clinician and the family see patterns of behavior and dysfunction very easily.


  • Learn how to construct a simple Genogram
  • Learn to use Genograms to visualize family patterns
  • Explore how to use Genograms in assessments
  • Interpreting family structures from Genograms
  • Learn how a visual family representation can provide a quick look at a family

Program Outline:

9:00 Introductions and objectives

9:15 Basic symbols of the Genogram

9:45 Review a typical Narrative case presentation vs.  A Genogram presentation

10:30 Break

10:45 The Genogram Interview                                                                      

11:15 Case Examples of drawing of Genograms                                    

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Discuss computer generated programs              

1:30   Genograms and medical information                 

2:30   Break

2:45   Visualizing Family Structure with Genogram                   

4:00   Evaluations


Event Properties

Event date: 11-07-2014 9:00 am
Event End Date: 11-07-2014 4:15 am
Capacity 55
Registered 1
Available place 54
Cut off date 11-09-2014
Individual Price $45.00
Location The Children's Home of Cincinnati
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