This social work emotional genogram employs a set of symbols to assist social workers in comprehending family dynamics. It is a helpful tool for social workers to gather information about a person's family. It can also be a detailed record of a person's family and medical history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree to depict the dynamics of a family across multiple generations. Genograms were first used in the 1960s to "track a presenting problem through generations" (Bowen, 1978). Maria McGoldrick and Randy Gerson's work popularised them in social work practice (1985). Grab a copy of EdrawMax today to draw emotional genograms for your class, work, or therapy.