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Much has been said and written about the Self in psychology, philosophy and religion.  Virginia Satir also considered the Self as a core concept in her therapeutic practice.

Dr. Stuart Piddocke has had a keen interest in exploring the many views scholars have about the Self.  In this writing he reviews some of the major perceptions and interpretations of the concept of Self.

Dr. Piddocke reviews Virginia Satir’s writing and articulates his cohesive picture of Satir’s concept of Self.  He shows how Satir’s concept parallels some of the general explanations as well as her own unique view of Self.

This publication is an expansion of an article Dr. Piddocke wrote for The Satir Journal: Transformational Systemic Therapy, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2010, pp. 109-154.

It is intended to help the serious learner and practitioners of the Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Model (STST) to consider, at a more academic level, the meaning  of what Virginia Satir concept of Self is and could be.

The Satir Institute published his document in honor of Virginia Satir’s 100th Birthday celebration in 2016.