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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Telling the Story: Use of Genograms in Assessment & Treatment

Start Date: 1/24/2019 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/24/2019 1:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Via WebEx

Organization Name: WVPCA

John Kennedy
Email: john.kennedy@wvpca.org
Phone: 304-346-0032

Understanding how our adolescent patients view their world is critical in having successful outcomes and connecting with these patients can sometimes pose a challenge.  Join the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) to learn how to maximize the collection of information in the initial assessment through the use of storytelling by the patient and constructing a genogram to capture the information.  

John Kennedy, School-Based/Behavioral Health Coordinator for the WVPCA will share his clinical experience in the use of constructing genograms with adolescents as a method of gathering important information not only for assessment purposes, but treatment also.  By creating a portrait of the adolescent's life, it enables the therapist to later explore the many faucets of their life while making connections between the events.

John completed his graduate work from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and continued his training in family therapy through the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.

Following this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify the value of utilizing genograms in counseling adolescents
  • Learn to design a genogram utilzing the appropriate symbols to describe that adolescent's story
  • Discuss how a genogram may provide insight into an adolescent's adverse childhood experiences and its' use in treatment 


  • Community Health CenterBehavioral Health Clinicians

Registration closes on January 23 at 12:00 PM EST.

To Register:
For Community Health Center (CHC) Staff - Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in (user name and password). If you would like to request a log in, please contact Warne Dawkins at the WVPCA at 304.346.0032 or click here for a temporary log in. There is no fee associated with this event for CHC staff.  

If you are a member of the public (not employed by a CHC), please select "Public".  Please note, there is a $50 fee for this event for non-CHC registrants. 

Marketing Release: Classes or events sponsored by the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. Attendance at a WVPCA class or event constitutes the consent of all attendees. The future broadcast, publication, or other us of photographs, videos, or recordings is solely at the discretion of WVPCA.
Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $900,880.  100% of Governmental sources were utilized for this event. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/23/2019 12:00 PM

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The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.