|Scientific Coordinator:||Kyriaki - Protopsalti Polychroni, M.A., C.G.P., E.A.P.|
|Supervisors-Consultants||Kyriaki Polychroni, Sophia Athanasiadou Both registered mental health professionals with ECP certification.|
|Duration:||- 3 years, monthly group sessions,
- 2 hours per session with in depth individual work on personal
- 3 generational family genogramic processes in between the sessions.
This activity is an essential part of the trainees’ personal therapy: training in the development of the self of the therapist.
During each monthly group session: in-depth individual and group exercises/tasks on inner processes as related to family of origin and personal genogram.
In between sessions: individual exploration of personal genogram through:
- interviewing extended family and ingroup members
- collecting stories that reflect intergenerational patterns of relating
- searching for the patterns that connect 3 generations of family relations
Final year: presentation of personal genogram to the group of trainees.
- To become familiar with the Genogram methodology that offers an in-depth analysis of how individuals relate to each other and emotionally bond.
- To develop an understanding of Genogram data in applying the 3-Generational Genogram approach to self development and therapy.
- To study and record relationship patterns between family members and the individual dynamics that maintain them.
- To provide the setting for trainees to explore their personal family relationships of 3 generations and to identify repetitive intergenerational patterns of relating that influence their own behaviors today.
Participants will develop skills in:
- Collecting genogram data
- Recording and studying relational patterns between family members so as to conceptualize problems/symptoms in terms of intergenerationally transmitted patterns of relating.
- Participants will be able to reconnect with their family of origin with refined functional skills of relating.
To whom it is addressed:
Professionals in the mental health field (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses) and other social scientists who work with individuals, group/families (educators, sociologists, anthropologists).
Completion of a minimum of 3 years group therapy (self-development).