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Genograms: Uses in Therapy and Supervision

Program Date & Time:
February 23, 2024 | 9:00am-4:00pm
  • In-person
Registration Fee:
Free to $60.00
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Didactic Hours (AHEC Scholars):
Experiential Hours (AHEC Scholars):
Registration Deadline:
2/23/24 9:00 AM
Cancellation Deadline:
2/23/24 9:00 AM
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Understanding the family background of our clients can help both the client and the practitioner avoid therapeutic pitfalls, thus facilitating a smoother course of treatment. The genogram, or therapeutic family tree, is a quick and effective tool with which to gather this information. The genogram can be used in both individual and family therapy, as well as case presentations and clinical supervision. Not only does the genogram give us a visual representation of a client’s family structure, it can help the therapist and the client discover generational alliances and conflicts that continue to exert considerable influence in the client’s life. Additionally, doing a personal genogram can help the clinician understand the family values and experiences that s/he brings into the therapeutic space, hopefully decreasing counter-transference. issues. Workshop participants will learn standard genogram symbology, how to construct and interpret a genogram, and begin their own personal genograms, ending the day with increased knowledge and tools to enhance therapeutic effectiveness.

Keywords: Genograms


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Produce a genogram using standard symbols.
  • Identify family patterns and learn how to use these to improve therapeutic outcomes.
  • Know how to use a genogram in case presentation/clinical supervision.
  • Identify patterns within one’s own genogram and learn how these might impact one’s work with clients.
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Credits Available
  • Social Workers
    SC Board of Social Work Examiners (Non-SW)
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 6 non-social work hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Counselors/Therapists
    SC Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 6 hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a division of SC AHEC, under its accreditation by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists.
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.6 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
  • AHEC Scholars
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 6 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
Locations/Participation Options
  • Location:
    Florence , SC Details

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
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