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ERIC Number: EJ810955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Family Snapshots: A Descriptive Classroom Exercise in Memory and Insight
Gladding, Samuel T.; Cox, Elizabeth
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v16 n4 p381-383 2008
"Family Snapshots" are 100-words-or-less descriptive memories of times in the lives of families that highlight poignant moments. They complement other exercises within a family counseling course, including the use of genograms. Modeled after the "Washington Post Magazine"'s series "Life Is Short: Autobiography as Haiku," these snapshots give writers awareness and insight because of their focus on telling a story rather than being didactic. Family snapshots have the potential for use in family counseling and in academic courses for family therapists. Examples of family snapshots are given along with interpretations of, reactions to, and limitations of this technique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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