More Family Genogram Templates and Examples

Genogram

Genogram

Genogram Template

Genogram Template

Ecomap Example

Ecomap Example

Descendant Chart

Descendant Chart

Family Ecomap

Family Ecomap

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Guide and Best Practices

Much like a family tree, a genogram visualizes relationships and the quality of those relationships between family members. It helps identify patterns of behavior and connections across generations.

How to make a genogram

  • Determine the type of family information you want to gather from your clients. And then identify the generations you want to represent in your genogram.
  • Based on the kind of information you want to learn, prepare a set of questions to ask from each member in the family.
  • Questions should focus on gathering information on family relationships, the quality of family relationships, medical conditions and important events. You can also find more information on family books, from internet research, medical records, etc.
  • Thoroughly analyze the unions between family members. For example, marriages, divorces, children etc. Try to understand the status of the emotional relationships they have with each other.
  • Using a Creately genogram template, visually represent the information you have gathered. Use squares to represent male family members and circles to represent female ones.
  • Start the genogram with the oldest generation. Using the relevant genogram symbols for family members and relationships, convey the family interactions.
  • Once you have completed the genogram, study it to identify patterns. You will be able to gather information on family history of illnesses, relationship issues, etc.
  • As required, you can invite your client to edit the genogram by sharing it with them. Or you can download it as a PDF, image or SVG to add to presentations and documents, or take print-outs.

More templates and visual ideas for creating genograms

Blank Family Tree Template

Blank Family Tree Template

Rothschild Family Tree

Rothschild Family Tree

Star Wars Family Tree

Star Wars Family Tree

Ecomap

Ecomap

Ecomap Template

Ecomap Template

Vintage Family Tree

Vintage Family Tree