Helping Clients Tap into Their Inner Resources
Over the course of 50 years, the brilliant family therapy pioneer Virginia Satir developed powerful therapeutic techniques to help people externalize unconscious inner processes and experience emotional and spiritual healing. In this workshop, you’ll engage in experiential exercises drawn from the clinical tools Satir created and create visual metaphors that reveal the hidden dynamics of family and community life. Learn new ways to help clients tap into their core issues, gain a sense of confidence in their own ability to change, and resolve problems that have lingered for years. You’ll discover how to:
- Use Satir models like the Self-Esteem Maintenance Kit, Rules for Life, and Family Sculpting to help with problem solving, reframing, mind-body awareness, and enriching internal resources
- Apply techniques that can facilitate self-understanding, enhance communication, and improve coping strategies, such as Stages of Change, Psychological Closet, and Satir Meditations
- Quickly join with clients by helping them understand patterns that can promote emotional growth and enhance their capacity for freer, more authentic relationships
Susan Bregman, PhD, a psychologist in private practice, is past president of AAMFT Mid-Atlantic Division. She’s taught the Satir model for over 25 years, and is the author of 101 Ways to Be Your Own Best Friend.