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.
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.