This paper attempted to analyze the effectiveness of the family therapy of the dysfunctional families using genogram containing informations of family members and their relationships through three generations. Three families used the family counselling center in a local city were analyzed by the case methods.
The therapy intended to improve the ego differentiation of the dysfunctioal family members which expected to contribute the satisfactory role performances and then the growth of personality. The families had met 90 minutes per a week, through 35, 20, and 20 sessions each according to the severeness of their problems. In the process of the family therapy, they investigated their original family through the genogram to find Bowen's perspectives providing deep understandings that their dysfunctional behavior patterns and their problems formed through the context of family experiences had much influenced the causes of problems they had in their nuclear family at the present.
With these awareness, they achieved the separation from their original family with adequate differentiation, and the emotional independence between husband and wife, and parents and children, that leaded them improved marital adjustment. These results were expected to provide the basic consideration of using the genogram in the family therapy.