You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting with Your Family (Paperback)

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You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting with Your Family (Paperback)

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"Monica McGoldrick's splendid new book is a gift, a rich source of hope, information, and insight that will teach readers to reconnect with our past and invent a new future." —Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.


Those who learn from the past are not condemned to repeat it. In this revelatory book, family therapist Monica McGoldrick explains how the use of genograms (family trees) can bring to light a family's history of estrangement, alliance, divorce, or suicide, revealing intergenerational patterns that prove more than coincidental.



McGoldrick's genograms of famous families, such as the Kennedys, Hepburns, Beethovens, and Brontës, complement discussion of the influence of birth order and sibling rivalry, family myths and secrets, cultural differences, couple relationships, and the pivotal role of loss. At the close of each chapter are questions that train the reader to think as researcher; with McGoldrick's guidance, we learn to mine previously untapped information about our own family patterns.
Monica McGoldrick, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., is co-founder and director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, and adjunct faculty at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her books include Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition, Genograms: Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition, The Expanded Family Life Cycle, Third Edition and The Genogram Journey.

Product Details ISBN: 9780393316506
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 17th, 1997
Pages: 336
Language: English
Nothing captures the poignant struggles, dreams, and themes of family life with such precision as does the genogram, and in You Can Go Home Again Monica McGoldrick explains this method of family history-gathering with remarkable ease, clarity, and compassion.

— Maggie Scarf