Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (STST) training programs are for practicing counsellors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, clergy, instructors of family studies and family therapy, child care workers and graduate students in the above fields who are presently working with clients. The focus of the programs is on facilitating transformational change through Virginia Satir’s Growth Model. The approach is applicable to working with individuals, couples and families.

For program information and general inquiries contact Cindi Mueller at our Langley, BC office.

A unique model

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (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 emotions. This model is focused on bringing about change at the level of Being, as well as changes in doing, feeling and perceiving. The process taps the universal yearnings of individuals within their personal family and social systems and helps them work towards a sense of responsible wholeness and peace.

Recent research in neurobiology, attachment, mindfulness and trauma support this model’s emphasis on experiential, systemic, positively directional process. The technology of transformational change is highly effective in helping clients achieve permanent and lasting changes in all aspects of their lives.

The process requires that the therapist has a high level of therapeutic competence and congruence. The program will provide hands-on skill development opportunities and participants will be required to work in triads between sessions practicing some aspects of the program. Participants will also work with their own three generational family maps to increase personal learning opportunities in applying a systemic therapy model.

The course leaders will utilize lecturettes, small group discussions, structured exercises, demonstrations, experiential learning and skill practice sessions as part of the program.