Using Family Diagrams for Expanding Context and Informing Diagnosis

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Description
This webinar will show how placing symptoms in their family/ social context informs diagnostic work and treatment directions in various clinical settings. We will describe how to construct a family diagram, a tool for assessing and recording significant contextual information.
 
Webinar Summary:
  • Brief outline of Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) a practice-based framework that moves beyond the cause and effect thinking that pervades the clinical arena at this time.  Highlight specific concepts that support social workers' practice.
  • Describe and reflect on the construction of a family diagram, a skill for exploring a client's social relationships across time.