Family Diagram allows you to create family diagrams for use in family or individual psychotherapy, organizational coaching, and case presentations. Different than a genogram, a family diagram is centered around Bowen’s concept of differentiation of self. Coaches who are interested in applying Bowen theory can use Family Diagram in real-time with their clients to quickly gain a larger perspective on an emotional system.

Family Diagram makes it easy to add new members while maintaining a clean layout, collect arbitrary dimensions of functioning, and allow for hand-written annotations using the Apple Pencil. It runs on iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Windows.

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“With Family Diagram, one can input events, shifting relationship patterns, and changes in family member’s functioning over time. Family Diagram is a big step forward in our ability to track family emotional process and its role in illness and health.”

Laura Havstad, PhD, Clinical & Family Psychologist, Director, Programs in Bowen Theory

Family Diagram enables tracking family emotional process possible in a way that paper diagrams cannot and it is easy to keep the diagram up-to-date. The timeline feature illuminates family patterns that are more difficult to see in a less dynamic modality.

Katherine Kott, Ph.D.

App Features

  • Designed for the application of Bowen Theory and differentiation of self.
  • Uses standard symbols described in Micheal Kerr’s Family Evaluation.
  • Allows tracking emotional process over time, not just a snapshot of the basic pattern.
  • Represents a comprehensive family data set of family functioning.
  • Maintaining personal and family histories.
  • Support custom family research variables in timeline.
  • Visualization tools to help find correlations in time.
  • Tag-based, scalable data management.

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Support & Coaching

Click the button below to find instructions for submitting technical support requests, and more advanced involvement such as personalized coaching and group seminars.

Family Diagram Support & Coaching