This emotional genogram represents family relationships demonstrating quality, proximity, and generational patterns. Genograms can be approached as a "work in progress," developed over time, allowing the young person to tell their story at their own pace. This allows the worker to respond to story elements more sensitively when and if the young person feels safe enough to share. A key to commonly used symbols is provided below. Grab a copy of EdrawMax today to draw emotional genograms for your class, work, or therapy.