Steven's family relationships and personality are depicted in this figure.
A genogram is a really useful tool for helping us to understand the key people and relationships in a client's life. A genogram is essentially an enhanced version of the family tree. To start, you map out your family history, going back two or three generations. However, rather than simply recording the historical facts about your family, you also note patterns of behavior and the quality of relationships between different family members. Squares are males, circles are females, triangles are pregnancy-related. A cross through the shape means a death.