[Psychogenealogy and its history]

Soins Psychiatr. 2016 May-Jun:(304):20-1. doi: 10.1016/j.spsy.2016.03.004.
[Article in French]


The collective and transmittable unconscious, invisible loyalty, unconscious debts or family secrets are all concepts developed by thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, Françoise Dolto and Serge Tisseron. The genogram is a tool used by professionals to help families to identify themselves in their family constellations.

Keywords: collective unconscious; famille; family; family secret; genogram; génogramme; inconscient collectif; psychogenealogy; psychogénéalogie; secret de famille; transgenerational; transgénérationnel.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Confidentiality / psychology
  • Family Therapy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intergenerational Relations*
  • Mental Disorders / nursing*
  • Mental Disorders / psychology*
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Pedigree*
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Social Identification
  • Unconscious, Psychology