Book Release: The Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook

January 7, 2020 | Council for Relationships is pleased to announce that our Director & Associate Director of Healthy Relationship and Wellness Programs, Rita DeMaria, PhD, LMFT, CST & Briana Bogue, LMFT, along with Staff Therapist Veronica Haggerty, MA, RN, MFT, published The Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook.

The Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook is a hands-on guide for clinicians looking to integrate attachment research and family systems theory into their practice, with particular attention to intergenerational transmission processes.

The book introduces a range of relationship mapping and timeline tools, grounded in the use of focused genograms and the Intersystem Approach. Examining the importance of the therapeutic bond within a variety of client-systems, the book outlines a new methodology for identifying childhood attachment patterns, adult attachment styles, family scripts and attachment narratives, and contextual social bonds. Exercises are also included throughout to encourage reflective thinking and to consolidate key concepts. This workbook will help therapists at all levels to apply and strengthen systemic considerations for clinical practice and research.

The Attachment-Based Focused Genogram Workbook is available for purchase on Routledge.


Council for Relationships’ Healthy Relationship and Wellness Programs offer relationship education and personal empowerment workshops to help individuals and couples heal, grow, and thrive. Check out the workshops we have scheduled for February 2020:

Single and Dating: Advice and Strategies from a Relationship Expert – Monday, February 10th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Couples Communication Essentials: How to Get Unstuck – Saturday, February 22nd from 9 am – 4 pm.