From couples to the family of origin: Mobile Genogram for Couples (Genogramma Mobile per Coppie GMC ©). An exploratory and therapeutic method

The authors describe a technique for use in couple therapy. The Mobile Genogram for Couples (GMC) started as an idea of a tool in addition to the clinical experience acquired in the field of treating couples by Maurizio Coletti, one of the authors of this article. The GMC © is inspired by the classic genogram and aims at a deep understanding of how families of origin influence the dynamics of the relationship of the couple.

Group Psychotherapy with parents of patients with psychosis

This paper presents a systemic approach to group work with parents of patients with mental illness. Close relatives, especially mothers, act as the major carers for patients with psychosis. Patients’ families feel overwhelmed, most of them are isolated, and need support from mental health services. The parents group is an effective therapeutic intervention that helps families to cope with problems, improves the quality of relationships and can facilitate the return of a person with mental illness to recovery.