Family Subsystem Genograms Paper

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Buckman Family Subsystem Genogram Gil, Karen, Kevin, Taylor and Justin Buckman analysis The family chose is Gil, Karen, and their children Kevin, Taylor, and Justin they are a pretty normal down to earth family, with minor issues. The main issue is Gil and his neuroticism; he seems to have obsessive compulsive disorder, because what is happening is that it is affecting their oldest child Kevin the most, the other two are affected but not to the extent that Kevin is being affected. Karen is the more go with the flow parent; she is more laid back and takes one day at a time with her children. She and Gil see their son Kevin is having issues and want to help him but they do not know how to. Gil tries…show more content…
When it comes to Frank's children, these three traits are displayed. Two of the three characteristics have not been passed down thru the generations. Gil married a woman that is typically like his mother, and that his father frank probably married a woman that was like his mother. Karen and Marilyn are a lot a like they are both more quiet and reserved compared to Gil’s sisters. Gil’s father was or seems to have had at one point an addiction to gambling and possibly drinking when his children were younger. He was not nice to his wife he spoke to her as if she was lower than him, like in the old days when the men were in charge and the women use to stay at home and just raise the children and be a homemaker. There was a lot of distance between Frank and his children; he was not always there for his children when they were younger. Part of the reason Frank was this way with his children was because when he was about fifteen his father threw him out of the house and Frank’s father was a bad influence on him growing up so Frank did not really know how to be a father to his own children. This in turn caused his children to have patterns of anxiety. You can see anxiety in the four children; they all worry about everything and anything especially their children and how they are raising them. According to McGoldrick, et al. (2008) families repeat themselves when looking at behavioral patterns that can often be passed down from one
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