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Monica McGoldrick, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., is co-founder and director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, and adjunct faculty at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her clinical videos: Legacies of Loss and Harnessing the Power of Genograms are available at www.psychotherapy.net. Her books include Genograms: Assessment and Intervention, a book that explains the use of genogram mapping with famous examples from Sigmund Freud to the Fondas and Kennedys; The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting with Your Family, a book that discusses the importance of family connections for the general reader, using examples from Beethoven to Barack Obama; Ethnicity and Family Therapy, a book that discusses the patterns of 51 different cultural groups; The Expanded Family Life Cycle, a book that explores in readable fashion human evolution through the life cycle; Living Beyond Loss, a book about grief and unresolved mourning; and Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture and Gender in Clinical Practice, a book that outlines the important socio-cultural factors influencing families in our society. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up there and in Solebury Pennsylvania. Her ancestors (on the McGoldrick side came from Donegal, Ireland, and her mother's Cahalane ancestors came from West Cork. She majored in Russian Studies at Brown University, and received a masters degree in Russian Studies at Yale University, before switching to social work and family therapy, receiving her MSW and later an honorary PhD from Smith College School for Social Work.