(Genogram development (with accompanying essay) should account for at least three generations of the student’s own family of origin. One generation must include the student as the “identified person”, and the second generation must include his/her parents. The third generation may either be the student’s children (if applicable) or his/her grandparents. The inclusion of additional generations such as the student’s own grandchildren (if applicable) or great-grandparents is encouraged but not required. Information regarding Genogram construction can be found in the Course Materials section of Blackboard. Students should also note generational trends and issues or problems (can be both positive and/or negative) and can relate to a number of areas (education, medical or mental health issues, career choices, divorces/remarriages, spiritual heritage, etc.). It is recommended that a color code system and an explanation key be used to provide clarity. Finally, students will submit, along with their Genogram, a 45 page (double-spaced) summary and analysis of their family history.
· Genogram Websites
There is a great deal of info on the web re: genogram development. Here are two sites that appear useful at a quick review: http://www.unm.edu/~dpayment/dow/N351/pages/genogram.html (click on blue links for examples).
Again, you do not need to purchase anything (programs, etc) for this assignment.