Advisory Board

The following people have accepted a three year term (January 2013 - December 2015) on the Advisory Board for the Satir Institute of the Pacific.  The Advisory board supplies feedback and advice on specific topics from time to time.  We thank them for their time.

Professor Khawla Abu-Baker, PhD, LMFT - Akko, Israel
Emek Yezreel College, Board member, IFTA, Co-Editor and Co-Author of 11 books in English, Arabic and Hebrew;  (2013) Visiting Scholar, Boston University School of Medicine and The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP)

Dr. Somrak Choovanichvong, MD - Talat Khwan, Mueng Nonthaburi, Thailand
Psychiatrist; Program Coordinator, Thai Satir Center; Satir therapy trainer

Dr. Nada Feketeova - Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Karen Krestensen, MS, MFT - Santa Rosa, California, USA
Past President of Satir Global Network and member since 1981 (formerly Avanta); trained and mentored by Virginia Satir and John Banmen; faculty of Satir Process Community 1986 to 1988; former graduate school instructor; supervisor, consultant and trainer in Satir Systemic Therapy; 30 years in private practice in Marriage and Family Therapy in San Jose and Santa Cruz, CA, now retired.

Dr. William Nichols - Athens, Georgia, USA
President of the International Family Therapy Association, editor of the journal, Contemporary Family Therapy; Former President of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Sukirno Tarjadi, P.G. Dipl. (Satir) - Jakarta, Indonesia
Founder/Director of Life Enrichment Centre Indonesia, Founder/Advisor of Loving the Nation's Children Foundation (YCAB), corporate Satir trainer, author of 2 books

Dr. Jeffrey Zeig, PhD - Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Director, The Milton H. Erikson Foundation; author of several books; co-owner of Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc. Publishers

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