Our adjunct faculty provides special programs featuring unique ways of integrating the Satir Model in various contexts. Each of our adjunct trainers brings something special to our participants from their unique scope of practice. SIP is proud to include their gifts and talents in our programming.

Robin Beardsley, MD, CCFP

Robin Beardsley, MD CCFP has a focused practice in Psychotherapy and is a Level 3 Certified IFS and Satir Therapist. She recognized very early on that her compassion for others was part of her essence and has always been interested in caregiver well-being. This compassion and empathy felt for others made her the doctor, friend, wife, mother that she is, but also led her to a sense of not being present to herself and losing sight of her own needs. Introducing self-compassion helped to differentiate between compassion and empathy and access a source of strength and ease while remaining open to suffering. She combines her extensive knowledge of Internal Family Systems, Satir Therapy with Mindful Self Compassion and brings her presence, passion, and experience to her teaching.


Stephen Buckbee

Stephen Buckbee a retired from Bay de Noc Community College where he taught Sociology and coordinated a “Human Services” program. He is a licensed in the State of Michigan as a Master’s Social Worker and a Professional Counselor. He met Satir in 1985 and attend her month-long programs in Crested Butte, Colorado. In 1988 he was invited by Satir to be a trainer with AVANTA now known as Virginia Satir Global Network. He has worked as a faculty member of Banmen Satir China Management Centre. He is a member of the International Family Therapy Network and is on the board of The Virginia Satir Global Network. Steven is a member of The Satir Institute of the Pacific. He has been actively teaching and applying the work of Satir around the world with BDD Training Associates and partners, Mike Dupont ,and Dan Doyle.

Lyla Harman - Peye'tunaat

‘Uy’ skweyul si’em ‘nu siiye’yu. Peye’tunaat thunu shwulmuhwalh nu sne’. Lyla Harman thunu hwunitum’alh nu sne’.

Lyla’s traditional name is Peye’tunaat. She has mixed roots of Cowichan, Shuswap, English and Scottish, which all strongly influence her wholistic world view of balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of her personal and professional life. Lyla is a registered social worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and past board member of the Satir Institute of the Pacific. She welcomes her patients/clients at the Cedar Wellness Counselling and Consulting practice in Duncan, British Columbia.



Tim Sitt, MSW, RSW

Practicing clinician in Toronto, Canada Education: Masters of Social Work degree.


Hettie Youhong Tu

Hettie Youhong Tu, MSW is the Founder of Re-See Happiness (Shenzhen) counselling Center, a Certificated Satir Trainer of BSCMC, Certificated Coach of Satir Global and a Counsellor & teacher (part-time) in Shenzhen Polytechnic college.  Since 2008 Hettie has been working with John Banmen as his translator. She also helped Linda Lucas, Jennifer Nagel to translate professional training programs over the last ten years. She graduated from the second batch of TTT trainers and became certificated trainer this April of 2023 and learned Satir coaching and mentoring program from Sharon Loeschen to become certificated coach on June of 2022.

She is dedicated to promoting the Satir model to professionals and the public and is currently working as a part-time counsellor and teacher in Shenzhen Polytechnic and founder of Re-See Happiness counselling center.