Couples and families deriving from the mobile genogram for couples (GMC). An explorative and therapeutic model

Author/s Maurizio Coletti, Fabiana Alberti, Enrico Bellucci, Chiara Patruno, Angela Viscosi
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/2
Language Italian Pages 20 P. 111-130 File size 207 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2015-002006
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The authors describe a technique to be used in the process of treatment with couples. The instrument Mobile Genogram for Couples (MGC), comes from an idea of one of the authors and from his clinical experience working with couples, both in public services as well as in private practice. The MGC is inspired by the classic genogram and aims to investigate how families of origin influence the relational dynamics of the couple. The authors describe accurately the instrument and provides guidelines for its application, together with a clinical exemplification of the use of the instrument. MGC consists of a wooden table and is complemented by the use of small figures representing the family members of the narrator. The real innovation introduced by the MGC is as defined by authors "the fourth dimension", literally the chance to "put hands into" the story of family relationships, introducing a manual and progressive level to the narrative one, already present in the classic genogram.

Keywords: Couple Therapy; Genogram; Family Relationships; Family of Origin; Therapeutic Process; Mobile Genogram for Couples; MGC.

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Maurizio Coletti, Fabiana Alberti, Enrico Bellucci, Chiara Patruno, Angela Viscosi, Coppie e famiglie di origine genogramma mobile per coppie (GMC). Un metodo esplorativo e terapeutico in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2015, pp 111-130, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2015-002006