The Virginia Satir Series

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5 episodes in this series

Episode 1 The Essence of Change
Virginia Satir is considered one of the early innovators of family therapy, but her pioneering techniques and heart-centered approach continue to influence new generations of practitioners. Watch Satir conduct an…
Episode 2 Of Rocks and Flowers
Family therapy can be challenging to navigate for a host of clinical reasons, and therapists can quickly find themselves feeling ungrounded and at a loss for effective interventions--especially when child…
Episode 3 A Step Along the Way
Conducting family therapy can feel like an impossible juggling act, where complicated dynamics can make effective interventions elusive to the best of us. Successful clinicians must make sense of a…
Episode 4 A Family at the Point of Growth
If you're working with a family recovering from abuse, assessing their progress and identifying next steps can be confounding. You might look at any number of signposts--but how do you…
Episode 5 Blended Family with a Troubled Boy
Family therapy is not for the faint of heart, and if you're working with a "blended" family, its challenges can be even more mystifying. The unique and complex dynamics of…

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