"Alliances, rifts, estrangement--if you're part of a family, chances are you're all too familiar with these complicated relationships. As therapists, our clients' concerns can almost always be traced back to the family. How are these dynamics created? What sustains them, even as generations shift and members come and go? Perhaps most important, how do we begin to change them into something more loving and supportive? Family therapists have worked for decades to answer these questions--and this rich new streaming video, hosted by one of the field's premier experts, offers a critical take on one of family life's most common aspects. In this video, Monica McGoldrick applies her extensive knowledge of systems therapy to explain family triangles, and offers straightforward techniques you can use to help clients heal them. Family genograms, the visual tool innovated on by McGoldrick herself, reveal here how 30-year-old Eliza, the middle of three siblings, leverages emerging insights about her own family triangles in order to ease her new boyfriend's entrance into the group. As she does this, you'll see how her entire family reorients from top to bottom, making space for improved relationships and fresh possibilities. You'll be enamored as McGoldrick reveals the empowering potential of triangle mapping for clients, and the positive impact this can make intergenerationally. This is a resource you'll be glad you added to your virtual shelf. By watching this video, you will: Understand the definition of triangles, its distinction from triads, and its impact on family dynamics. Discover several potent strategies for "detriangling" these dynamics. Learn how to support client goals using triangle mapping interventions." - Supplied by publisher.