Hi I will give you my family history”
In Unit 2, you began to construct a three-generational genogram of your family of origin. As you construct the genogram, include information you feel comfortable sharing with your instructor. If there is information you do not wish to include, that is OK. If you were adopted, you can find out how to complete your genogram by referring to Chapter 3 in the DeMaria, Weeks, and Hof text.
Your assignment is composed of two parts:
- Analysis paper.
Make sure to Include the following in your genogram:
- The delineation of family relationships (close, overly close, conflictual, or cut off).
- Information such as chronic or terminal illnesses, ethnic backgrounds, alcoholism, suicides, mental health issues, diversity and sociocultural factors, occupations, education, and career choices in your family history.
- Information relevant to describe the family system, particularly information that helps the viewer better understand some of the prominent relationship delineations and dynamics in the family.
Complete the following in your analysis paper:
- Analyze your three-generational family genogram for intergenerational themes, relationship patterns, and life-cycle transitions. Ask yourself questions such as:
- What do these patterns mean in my family?
- How have these patterns made me who I am?
- How do the themes or patterns identify my family?
- How have these patterns influenced change in my life?
- Reflect upon the career counseling readings so far in this course. What elements inform the choices made by yourself and your family members about occupations, education, and career choices?
- Discuss strengths you are proud of that have been passed along.
- Discuss patterns that may indicate clinical concerns.
- Comment on how your understanding of yourself from your genogram relates to your work as a family therapist or mental health counselor.
As this is a personal exploration of your family, it is preferred that you write in first person about your perspective and experiences in the family. This personal exploration, however, is still occurring in the context of a genogram instrument that has been designed and refined by others. It is also an academic exercise. For these reasons, your document should adhere to APA (6th edition) style and formatting, with the exception of the noted first-person allowance. As with any proper academic writing, you should establish a premise (cite and reference) for the use of the genogram before launching into your personal exploration. You should also be attempting to connect the various dynamics illustrated and discussed in your genogram and analysis paper to the various life-cycle concepts in the course literature.
- Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
- Number of resources: Minimum of three peer-reviewed journal articles.
- Length of paper: Minimum of three typed, double-spaced pages, excluding the cover page, reference page, and the genogram.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.