EP17 Workshop 23 - The Satir Approach: Essence and Essentials - Maria Gomori, MSW, PhD
The Satir Model is focused on the whole human being, bringing about transformational change within the individual, family and social systems. The therapeutic process is experiential, systemic, positively directional, and change oriented. We are all part of a universal system: the Life Force that provides energy for growth. A model for growth, focused on potential, and challenging the awareness of human beings on the expression of Self and the crucial need to value self and to feel validated, Self-Esteem is the cornerstone of Satir work. Changing consciousness from competition to empowering, from self-pity to congruence. The process requires the therapist have a high level of therapeutic competence, demonstrate congruence, and provide safety and guidance. I will demonstrate, and we will practice, "The Iceberg," one of Satir’s vehicles for change, a powerful process of internal transformation.