Clients often come to counseling because they are having difficulty with circumstances and situations, as well as the feelings associated with these events. Many times these events have to do with their families. A genogram is an easy, usually nonthreatening, way to create a visual representation of the family structure of a client.This assignment will help you define family structures and understand how these definitions affect issues causing clients to seek counseling. You will then explore how a genogram can be used to enable a client to discuss family dynamics in a visual and nonthreatening way.In this assignment, complete the following tasks:Develop a genogram representing your place in your family and one representing your place in the community.Describe three insights you gained about yourself as a counselor-in-training as you developed these genograms.Describe three advantages of using these two genogram techniques with future clients.Discuss how you might feel in helping an actual client complete a genogram. Provide an explanation for how you might address the feelings that might come up in this process—both the client’s and your own.Cite appropriate sources, such as the text or other professional resources, and include references at the end of your post.Create a three- to four-paragraph response and submit this to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Name your file SP6104_M6_A1_lastname_firstinitial.doc.Do not attach your completed genogram. Avoid sharing traumatic events and the matters that breach the confidentiality of family members in the Discussion Area, even if you have listed them on your personal, confidential genogram.Through the end of the module, comment on the responses of two of your peers, describing your viewpoint regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using genogram techniques. In your responses, use a diplomatic and thoughtful tone encouraging to your peers. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsCritically analyzed three insights about yourself as a
counselor-in-training while completing the genograms and described how you can apply these insights.8Identified and described three advantages of using the two genogram techniques with future clients.8Determined and described anticipated discomfort of completing a genogram with an actual client and clearly explained the reasons for this discomfort.8Participated in the discussion by describing your viewpoint regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using genogram techniques.8Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:36
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