The genogram: a social work assessment tool *
Workshop Coordinator: Kathrin Franziska Beck, PhD Student, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.
Date and time: Thursday, November 7th, 11:15-13:15
Location: Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, 90 Panduri Street, Sector 5, Bucharest
The genogram is an assessment tool that social workers use in the treatment of individuals and families and displays family information graphically. The use of genograms enables greater insight into historic events, such as births and deaths, and the impact these may be having on current relationships in families. During the workshop, each participant will construct a personal family genogram. After taking this workshop participants will be able to understand the benefits of genograms as well as to draw up and interpret a three-generation genogram using basic symbols.
About the trainer
Kathrin Franziska Beck, PhD Student, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. Kathrin Franziska Beck received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany and is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. She did further training in the area of amok and targeted violence at schools at the Institute Psychology and Threat Management in Darmstadt and has been conducting lectures and workshops for several years at different German universities and international conferences. This workshop is geared for beginner genogram users and provides an opportunity to increase skills and confidence in using genograms and to learn ways of doing genograms. This workshop is interactive, provides the participants with theoretical information about genogram structures and symbols, and encourages the participants to draw their own genograms.
* Social workers participating in the workshop are eligible to receive 2 professional credits from the National College of Social Workers in Romania.