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Multiculturalism and Social Work | San Francisco State University

The spiritual genogram in family therapy

Author: Frame, M.W.
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Date 4/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Marital-and-Family-Therapy
Volume/Pages 26(2): 211-216
Subject Matter Spirituality; Genograms; Family therapy; Religion
Abstract Spiritual and religious issues often surface during marital and family therapy. This article describes a spiritual genogram that is a multigenerational map of family members' religious and spiritual affiliations, events, and conflicts. Used as a tool in family therapy, the spiritual genogram enables clients to make sense of their families' religious/spiritual heritage and to explore the ways in which their experiences impact present couple or family issues. (Journal abstract.)