Here's Kamaria Brown's Family Genogram for Dr. Moon's SOWK 5373 ADV GROUP. A genogram resembles a family tree in structure, yet it serves a totally different purpose. A genogram contains information about family ties and interactions, whereas a family tree merely shows lineage. Consider a genogram to be a family tree with a lot more information about how family members interact. When a genogram incorporates information from several generations, it becomes even more significant. Patterns that are normally difficult to discern appear to pop out once they've been drawn out on paper. Perhaps you've already detected a pattern of marital strife in a family's past, but a genogram can reveal the pattern of aloofness and hostility that is at the heart of those issues.