SIP has developed a number of different Publications and Resources most of which are available for purchase in our on-line store.

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The Satir Journal

The Satir Journal published from 2006 to 2012 was an international forum for discussion and analysis of Virginia Satir’s legacy of therapeutic work and its development in personal, family and organizational systems. The Satir Journal is available through EBSCO databases at universities and colleges around the world. Single articles, issues and abstracts are available in print and on line.
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Satir Annotated Bibliography

Download this list of writings published in English since 1960 until March 2021 by Virginia Satir and other authors, relating to the Satir Model. Have we missed any papers? Please tell us about any which have been omitted and of new publications as they appear. This bibliography may be reproduced, quoted or otherwise used, in whole or in part, as long as it is accompanied by the following statement: “This bibliography was produced by the Satir Institute of the Pacific (”.

Satir Annotated Biblography


SIP’s store stocks the latest books in English relating to Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy.

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In other countries, some Satir books are also available in other languages.

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These DVD’s feature live therapy sessions taken either in a studio setting or during residential programs and provide discussion and learning opportunities for the application of Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy.

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These are monograms on particular aspects or applications of Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy. Drop us an article to the Director of Training. We reserved the right to edit and publish any articles submitted.

Changing Unmet Expectations in Therapy by John Banmen
A Tentative Philosophical Appreciation of the Satir Model by Stuart Piddocke
Changing the Impact of Family Rules by Kathlyne Maki-Banmen
Peace for the New Millenium by Kathlyne Maki-Banmen


Members of SIP in good standing and residing in BC are eligible for borrowing books and tapes. The Satir Library was first launched in April 2005 and consists of Videos/DVD’s/Books and Journals all relating to Virginia Satir and the Satir Model. For full borrowing instructions and a list of the inventory in the library see the Lending Library Resource list. Members are welcome to make suggestions to the Librarian, regarding this service. The librarian can be reached at

If you have a video/DVD/book/journal you would like to donate and add to the library pool, please contact the librarian.

The Wisdom Box Archives

Our quarterly newsletter “The Wisdom Box” is SIP’s forum to provide our professionals with timely interviews, professional development programs, training news, and special events, along with local and international highlights from our extended community of Satir therapists. It also supports our members by providing advertising and classified news from individuals and organizations offering value and expertise to our membership.