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Daisy Chan

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of SOWK0116

VIRGINIA SATIR Application History of Virginia Satir “Mother of Family Therapy”
-dealing with family pain

The Satir Model
-powerful framework for examining the self
- effect of self esteem

Communication theories
- emphasizes the impact of communication

The Satir Change Process Model
-improve their lives by transforming the way they see and express themselves. Virginia Satir (1916 - 1988) Wanted to be the children's detective on parents
-focus on the family
Being a teacher
-Students having difficulties and low self-esteem
-Family problem was the main cause

Mother's habit of fixing wrong things
-internal potential of self help

Deafness (2 years)
-Importance of communication
-Focus on non-verbal communication Experience Inspiration People are basically good

The “problem” is not the problem; how people cope with their problem is the problem

People all have the internal resources they need in order to cope with problems

Raising self-esteem

Becoming congruent in communication Satir's Values Family Therapy Family history and its influence on people’s lives
- Both of her grandmothers came from a privileged
socioeconomic class and married working-class men

Her dad was a farmer and had very little formal education
-Conceptualize the framework of “low self-esteem”, i.e.
concerned more with what others think of them and less
concerned less with how they feel about themselves

1st husband was a soldier
- Did not have much communication since the husband
left for wars for 8 years Satir’s Family History Great deal of emphasis on family-of-origin work

Resolving the negative impact of one’s internal experience in the family of origin

Reclaiming the resources one has received from one’s family of origin Family Of Origin Self-worth/ self esteem


Family rules

Family’s link to the society 4 Aspects of Family Family pain manifests itself in the symptoms of one family member but extends itself to all family members

Pained marital relationship is likely to result in dysfunctional parenting patterns

Married couples who possess high self-esteem:
- Better able to trust each other
- Feel confident in their abilities to give to each other
- Appreciation of individuality, or different-ness, and the ability to
use this different-ness as an opportunity for growth. Significances of Family Reenacts some chosen part of his or her childhood
- Reconstructing perceptions from new information
- Results in different perceptions and ideas about oneself

A way of seeing ourselves and our parents with new eyes
- Seeing the present and the future in a new perspective

Turns bad to good Family Reconstruction SOWK0116 Self Reflective Journey The Personal Iceberg Metaphor experiential / humanistic tradition of therapy

a powerful framework for examining your self, your situation and your choices SATIR TRANSFORMATIONAL SYSTEMIC THERAPY Assist people in achieving maximum human development

Encouraging their spiritual center to express itself more positively

Sense of awareness

Find their true self
- Identify their own belief structures, coping mechanisms,
judgments, emotions, and expectations

Iceberg Metaphor TRANSFORMATIONAL SYSTEMIC THERAPY Hobday, A. & Ollier, K. (1998). Creative Therapy: Activities With Children And Adolescents. The British Psychology Society
Hart, T. (2007). A Review of Conjoint Family Therapy and the Theories of Virginia Satir.
Hong Kong Satir Center. http://hksatir.org/
Satir, V. (1983). Conjoint family therapy (3rd ed.). Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books, Inc.
Satir, V. (1988). The new peoplemaking.— California: Science and Behavior Books. Inc., Montain View.
Taylor, G. (2002). Family reconstruction. Contemporary Family Therapy
The Virginia Satir Global Network. http://satirglobal.org/ References Q&A Chan Lok Yi (3035013006)
Koo Sau Lai (2010008517)
Ngai Wai Yin (2010179536)
Poon Jia Jun Jasper (2010522898) Founded the Mental Health Research Institute
-Offered family therapy training programs

The idea of networking
-Founded the International Human Learning Resources and the Avanta (Virginia Satir Global Network) Virginia’s Legacy
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