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Journal Article:
The Family Chess Board and Projective Genogramming:
Two Tools for Exploring Family Systems
By Sandra E. S. Neil
Journal of Family Psychotherapy (ISSN: 0897-5353)
Volume: 15 Issue: 1/2 2004 Published by Haworth Press Inc.
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The Family Chess Board is a vehicle for creating differentiation, integration, and change in families. It was formulated by Sandra Neil and Robert Silverberg as a way of adapting Virginia Satir's notion of sculpting families to environments where movement of family members is impractical or undesirable. Family members are symbolically represented in complex three-dimensional "chessboard and pieces" interactions. Family rules are explicated. Family bonds and triangulations, boundaries, affectional and power roles, gender issues, and occupational issues are identified and transformed. The relationship to Florence...