Original Articles

Life Designing in 21st Century: Using a New, Strengthened Career Genogram

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 20, issue 3, 2010 , pages: 381–384
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2010.10820389
Author(s): Annamaria Di FabioUniversity of Florence, Italy


This work proposes the use of a new, strengthened career genogram in a life designing paradigm for the 21st century. The article shows the importance of the new paradigm for career construction and self-constructing in life designing interventions. From this perspective, it describes a new, strengthened career genogram for life designing, defining its configuration, administration and intervention modalities. It also highlights the function of a career motto of parental lines in the construction of the career project. This new configuration of a career genogram allows the client access to a deeper level of reflection and appears to be a useful tool for professionals who apply life designing in response to the complexity of career construction in the 21st century.

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