The Color-Coded Timeline Trauma Genogram

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This article describes how to construct a color-coded timeline trauma genogram (CCTTG)
in order to get a larger picture of a family’s trauma event(s) currently and historically. The
CCTTG serves as a tool to help clients make sense of how trauma events have impacted
their family’s individual interactional and intergenerational structural, functional, and
relational patterns, strengths, and vulnerabilities. It also serves as a valuable tool for the
therapist to use in joining with clients and gathering information, and as a springboard to
guide the process of therapy

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