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Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level 1 – Fall 2023

16 September 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3 December 2023 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
September 16, 17, October 14, 15, 15, November 4, 5, 6, and December 2, 3, 2023
10 days of training over 4 months

with Jennifer Nagel, MA, RCC


Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (STST) Level 1 is an accredited program that offers 60 Continuing Education Credits from Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and is also approved by American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

This family therapy program contains 10 days of experiential learning plus participants are expected to complete :

  • An additional 12 hours of triad work outside of classroom time to support skill development
  • A written assignment due after completing the training to demonstrate understanding and to help integrate the concepts that have been taught,(to receive a certificate of completion).

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (TST) Level I training program is for practicing counsellors and therapists, and for other helping professionals who are presently working with clients. The focus of the program is on learning and practicing Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy to bring about deep and lasting change with individuals, couples and families.

This program is very experiential, with lecturettes, small group discussions, structured exercises, demonstrations, and skill practice sessions as part of the training. Participants will be required to work in triads between sessions to practice what they have been learning in the program.

Satir’s Transformational Systemic Therapy Model (STST) is unique in encompassing both the intrapsychic and interactive components of therapy. Much therapy of the past has been focused only on clients’ behaviour, cognition or affect. This model is focused on the whole human being, bringing about transformational change by tapping the internal resources and universal yearnings of individuals within their personal, family, and social systems. The process requires that the therapist has a high level of therapeutic competence and congruence.

STST processes are supported by recent therapeutic and neurobiological research. Evidence-based research supports
therapeutic processes that are experiential, systemic, positively directional and change focused in providing neurological changes in clients. The model’s focus on the congruence of the therapist is supported in research supporting how important it is that therapists provide the conditions for attachment, hope, positive possibilities and safety in order for clients to achieve deep and lasting change.

The experiential processes provided by the training program give participants the opportunity to have both personal and professional growth. The program will provide several therapy demonstrations and skill development opportunities.

This Program Will Help Counsellors and Therapists:
  1. learn to make contact and build rapport with clients to stimulate their healing energy
  2. understand and incorporate the basic therapeutic belief system of the Satir Model
  3. use experiential process throughout their therapy sessions
  4. surface and identify clients’ communication and coping patterns
  5. prepare clients’ family of origin maps (genograms) and surface dysfunctional personal and family
  6. sculpt relationships among family members and bring automatic coping patterns into awareness
  7. transform clients’ problems into positively directional goals
  8. learn the Satir process of therapeutic change through mindful process questions
  9. help clients access, accept, and utilize their internal strengths and resources.
  10. transform family rules that diminish clients’ self-esteem
  11. help clients raise their self-esteem and increase their choice-making possibilities
  12. map the internal processes of clients and help them access and change their behaviours, feelings,
    perceptions and expectations
  13. help clients reduce the impact of past events and negative experiences
  14. help clients integrate and maintain their changes
  15. become more effective counselors / therapists in using the Satir Model
What participants have said…

Professionally, my practice has been both affirmed and at the same time elevated to a whole new level. The approach which has been so elegantly modeled, has a flexibility which has allowed me to easily and effortlessly intertwine my existing modalities in counselling, hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy, EFT and NLP.

Was it intense?  Absolutely.  Was it the best learning experience I’ve ever had? Undoubtedly.

From the core model and it’s use in managing you’re your own state as a therapist, to the breath-taking organic process of the Iceberg (the name of the core model) for clients, it’s been such a multi-dimensional journey. I have deepened my awareness of the pivotal pieces in taking my therapy practice to a whole new level.


Registration will be open soon.  If you are interested and want more information please contact Cindi at 604-546-1539 or admin@satirpacific.org

Early Bird to August 4, 2023 – TBA
After August 4, 2023 – TBA

Full Payment due with application, full refund if not accepted into program. No refunds after August 25, 2023. Refunds minus $100 administration fee before August 25, 2023.


Bursaries are now available for all programs on a limited basis for those with demonstrated need. Please see application below or contact our office with any questions. Application Deadline for the STST Level 1 2023 Fall is June 30, 2023

Bursary Application

For more info or to register by phone contact:
Satir Institute of the Pacific
Cindi Mueller


16 September 2023 @ 9:00 am PDT
3 December 2023 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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