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|22 pages

Foundations of the Focused Genogram Applications of Attachment Theory

chapter 1|9 pages

Attachment-Based Focused Genograms

The Intersystem Approach and Applications of the Attachment Theory Construct

chapter 2|10 pages

The Clinical Mind Map

A Visual Perspective

part II|26 pages

Foundations of Therapeutic Posture

chapter 3|11 pages

Therapeutic Posture

Developing the Collaborative Therapeutic Alliance

chapter 4|13 pages

My Mothers, My Fathers, My Self

Self-of-the-Therapist Project

part III|54 pages

Applications in the Four Intersystem Approach Domains

chapter 5|10 pages

The Individual Domain

Childhood Attachment Patterns, Internal Models Map, and Identification of Disorganized Attachment Bonds

chapter 6|11 pages

The Couple Domain

The Couple Interaction Map, the Couple Flow, and the Interplay of Attachment Bonds

chapter 7|9 pages

The Intergenerational Domain

The Family Connections Map

chapter 8|5 pages

The Contextual Domain

The Social Bonds Ecomap

chapter 9|17 pages

The Attachment-Based Case Formulation

Exploring the Four Domains, Developing the Four Therapeutic Styles, and Identifying Clinical Goals and Tasks

part IV|38 pages

The Evolving Focused Genograms

chapter 10|20 pages

The Basic Genogram

A Comprehensive Update with Markie L. C. Twist and Rita DeMaria

chapter 11|18 pages

The Addictions Focused Genogram

A Companion for Comprehensive Clinical Assessment with Markie L. C. Twist