Medical Genogram Template

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What is the theory behind the template?

Using a medical genogram provides you with an easy-to-understand, big-picture visual of your client’s family medical history. This can help you understand genetic predispositions and identify any medical patterns that are occurring. This enhances your case conceptualization

You can customize genograms to your specific needs as a practitioner. This template provides a simple matrix to guide you in creating a basic genogram.

How will the template help?

This template will guide you in creating a basic genogram. This would be helpful if you are not familiar with creating genograms or you need one drawn up quickly. 

Remember that you can add more detail to your genogram structure depending on your specific requirements.

How to use the template.

Use the key provided to complete the empty matrix with your client’s family details. This can be an interesting exercise to do with your client during your clinical interview.

Important to note: This is a template and as such is a general guide, it will need to be tailored to your specific practice.

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