The Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook


Expanding the Realms of Attachment Theory

The Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook is a hands-on guide for clinicians looking to integrate attachment research and family systems theory into their practice, with particular attention to intergenerational transmission processes.

The book introduces a range of relationship mapping and timeline tools, grounded in the use of focused genograms and the Intersystem Approach. Examining the importance of the therapeutic bond within a variety of client-systems, the book outlines a new methodology for identifying childhood attachment patterns, adult attachment styles, family scripts and attachment narratives, and contextual social bonds. Exercises are also included throughout to encourage reflective thinking and to consolidate key concepts.

Utilizing genograms as an essential tool in systemically focused family practice, this workbook will help therapists at all levels to apply and strengthen systemic considerations for clinical practice and research. The text also complements the revised edition of Focused Genograms, which uniquely applies attachment research for individuals, couples, and families in contextual clinical settings.


Part I Foundations of the Focused Genogram Applications of Attachment Theory

 1. Attachment-Based Focused Genograms: The Intersystem Approach and Applications of the Attachment Theory Construct

2. The Clinical Mind Map: A Visual Perspective

Part II Foundations of Therapeutic Posture 

3. Therapeutic Posture: Developing the Collaborative Therapeutic Alliance

4. My Mothers, My Fathers, My Self: Self-of-the-Therapist Project

Part III Applications in the Four Intersystem Approach Domains  

5. The Individual Domain: Childhood Attachment Patterns, the Internal Models Map, and Identification of Disorganized Attachment Bonds

6. The Couple Domain: The Couple Interaction Map, Couple Flow, and the Interplay of Attachment Bonds

7. The Intergenerational Domain: The Family Connections Map

8. The Contextual Domain: The Social Bonds Ecomap

9. The Attachment-Based Case Formulation: Exploring the Four Domains, Developing the Four Therapeutic Styles, and Identifying Clinical Goals and Tasks

Part IV The Evolving Focused Genograms  

10. The Basic Genogram: A Comprehensive Update with Markie L. C. Twist and Rita DeMaria

11. The Addictions Focused Genogram: A Companion for Comprehensive Clinical Assessment with Markie L. C. Twist

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