The following people have accepted a three year term (January 2020 – December 2022) on the Advisory Board for the Satir Institute of the Pacific.  The Advisory board supplies feedback and advice on specific topics from time to time.  We thank them for their time.


MA, Ph.D. - Canada

Debbie has been learning about the Satir model since she participated in one of Virginia’s Family Cluster Groups at the age of 9. She learned from and had a consulting business with her mom, Lois Campbell, who was a registered clinical counsellor. Debbie and Lois used Satir principles in their workshops ranging from teambuilding to mother-daughter retreats. Debbie has earned her MA in Counselling Psychology and PhD in Educational Psychology, and had a private practice for 12 years working with clients in community and school settings using Satir as one of her main theoretical orientations. For the past 11 years Debbie has been teaching in Adler University’s Counselling Psychology programs, and introducing students to the Satir model as one of three theories covered in the Couple and Family Therapy course.


LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor - Turkey

Sibel Erenel (Usluer) is a California licensed marriage & family therapist, and AAMFT approved supervisor. She is the founding director and trainer of Satir Insan Gelisimi ve Aile Terapisi Enstitusu (Satir Human Growth & Family Therapy Institute) in Istanbul, Turkey. She is also clinical supervisor at 2 university Couple’s & Family Therapy Master’s programs.

Sibel Erenel is also a founding board member of Turkish Association of Couple’s and Family Therapy (CATED) and has served as an executive board member of International Family Therapy Association-IFTA. Sibel is the president of YÖRET Foundation which aims to work on child rights and ending violence against children; promoting psychological wellness and resilience in children, youth, parents, mental health specialists, also promoting peaceful environments in schools and in the community.

Sibel was a student of Kaye Bishop LMFT-a first generation Satir trainer, for 5 years where she learned the Satir Model. She has worked with children with developmental disabilities and their families; at-risk youth, victims of violence, high conflict families and couples.

In 2006 Sibel Erenel developed a 3-year Satir model-based family therapy program providing training to counselors and therapists in Istanbul. She collaborated with the Satir İnstitute of the Pacific to enhance the training program as subsequently approved by Satir İnstitute of the Pacific (SIP) Director of Training John Banmen. In 2011 she received the “Satir Model Satir Transformational Systemic Family Therapy Leadership Award” which was awarded to 14 people in the world. She received the “Unsung Hero Award” in 2013 for her training program and being a pioneer of the Satir Model in Turkey, by SIP.

Sibel currently works with individuals, couples and families in her practice. In all her professional and volunteer work, she works to create “peace within” individuals, “peace between” couples, peers, and “peace among” family members, children and among community members to create peace.




Hao Zongyuan has a master’s degree in applied psychology, she is a registered psychologist and a member of the Chinese Psychological Society. She is also a certified Satir Model Counsellor, supervisor and trainer. She is a Senior Faculty of the Banmen Satir China Management Center.    Currently she is running workshops in the following areas: Programs for psychological counsellors in the education system (universities, secondary and primary schools), personal development self care programs for professional helpers such as classroom teachers, physicians, nurses, teachers, police officers and counsellors.  She has also developed and runs an “Empowering Women “ program nationally and she  does the BSCMC Level I & Level II counsellor training program for the various Satir Centers  across China.    She has intensive training with Dr. John Banmen and Maria Gomori and other foreign trainers since 2006. She has been working at the BSCMC since 2009 and is now its vice-president. She has published a book of poems inspired by the Satir Model and has contributed artistic drawings to three Satir Model books. She also had her own meditation CD produced. In her teaching and training she brings hope to the participants helping them to connect with their deeper level of life and to become more responsible for their own well being.


Associate Professor in Psychiatry -Thailand

Pichai Ittasakul is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok. Thailand.

Dr. Ittasakul has extensive training in the Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy. He is the professional trainer, supervisor and therapist in Satir Model. He has directed training for a variety of groups and initiatives in Thailand, including those for therapists, teachers, community groups, non-profit organizations, and corporate groups.

Dr. Ittasakul has served as the Vice President of the Satir Association for Human Development and Psychotherapy since January 2022. He has strongly intention to implement Satir model to Thai people to create the peace within, peace between and peace among Thai community. Additionally, he has is eager to promote Satir model to Medical Professionals in Thailand particularly who work in the field of Psychiatry. He strongly believes that Satir model is not only useful for the patients but medical professionals can use this model to take care of themselves.

Dr. Ittasakul and colleagues hosted Thai Satir community group meetings via Zoom to support Thai society in 2020, during Covid-19-pandemic situation.


Hong Kong


Registered Psychologist - Canada

Dr. Rick Miners is a Registered Psychologist who works in private practice, where he has extensive experience with ABLE Developmental Clinic in assessing and treating children, youth and adults with developmental, learning, emotional and behaviour challenges. Across multiple settings, he also provides family therapy, consultation to schools, executive coaching, supervision (of early career psychologists) and/or team leadership. Previously, he conducted research on mindfulness, led mindfulness-based stress reduction programs and has served as university lecturer, organizational health facilitator, sub-investigator and research therapist (MAPS’ international multi-site MDMA-PTSD treatment study) and structural engineer. Rick works from an integrative perspective, drawing primarily from Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioural and Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy for Complex Trauma approaches. He has experience with Indigenous healing rites, formal training in psychedelic psychotherapy and has been a therapist for over 20 years.