Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Counseling and Human Services

First Committee Member

Patricia A. Markos

Number of Pages



This study conducts a qualitative analysis of genograms based from a homeless population sample. The purpose of the study is to illustrate a pattern within the homeless population of a generational history of the conditions of traumatic experiences and addictions during childhood and young adulthood, prior to becoming homeless. This study is not intended to show causal relationships between the two conditions of homelessness, rather, a prior pattern of the two conditions; The data was collected by graduate students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, during the student's advanced practicum/internship classes occurring in the final year of the master program; The data reported show a consistent and extensive history of the two conditions of trauma and addictions prior to becoming homeless, which includes the client's previous three generations. The significant condition is addictions, however, the condition of trauma is also extensive, particularly as reported by the female participants.


Addictions; Analysis; Genogram; Homelessness; Qualitative; Trauma

Controlled Subject

Public policy; Social service; Social psychology

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3000.32 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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