Here is an ecomap created for professional counseling of families to assess their social connections and analyze the quality of their present life. It is commonly used along with genograms to get a detailed overview of what the family members think about their past and present situations and the relationships they share with people in their family and social circles.
The ecomap is divided into support groups, like family, friends, neighbors, church, work, doctors, therapists, etc., for a detailed context of the connections a family shares with others. Symbols, lines, and arrows can be used for explaining the relationships and their impact on the family. The ecomap can be used to develop a support plan after analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of these connections.