Virginia Satir: An Integrated, Humanistic Approach
- Russell Haber
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This article traces professional and personal influences that helped Virginia Satir to shape her worldview. She was an integrative humanist who included body, mind, emotional, and spiritual processes to transform systems ranging from the molecular to the cosmic. Her theories and techniques offered a wellspring of hope and possibility to individuals as well as large assemblies. The presentation of a case with young, abused children demonstrates her use of self (through physical touch) by sensitively reframing the cycle of violence as an opportunity for safe, cooperative contact.
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- Virginia Satir: An Integrated, Humanistic Approach
Contemporary Family Therapy
Volume 24, Issue 1 , pp 23-34
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- Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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- Virginia Satir
- family therapy
- individual therapy
- systems transformation
- Russell Haber (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Counseling and Human Development Center, University of South Carolina, 900 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC, 29208