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ERIC Number: EJ844388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Using Genograms Creatively to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
Casado-Kehoe, Montserrat; Kehoe, Michael P.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n4 p19-29 2006-2007
Family therapists have used genograms as an assessment tool for years to examine the interactions and relationships of family members across generations. This article discusses how a therapist can use a genogram creatively to help clients examine the impact of family relationships on healthy and unhealthy lifestyle patterns and how those relationships may be influencing the manner in which clients are currently managing their lives. The integration of a creative genogram can assist clients in recognizing inherited health-disease risks, learned lifestyle patterns, and parental behavior modeling. This technique can assist clients in developing a healthier lifestyle. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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