Virginia Satir’s Family Education and Therapy Model

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Satir’s model (1916-1988) is not theoretical; it is a practical model; she has developed it by applying herself. It does not include stereotyped shapes in human relationships, but dynamic, variable applications. According to Satir, “the form is not the method itself”, the method is motion; this is a dynamic phenomenon. It constantly changes and tries to remove certain bans that have examined itself and prevented it from changing. A person who grows in a constantly restricted, prohibited environment since childhood cannot fully demonstrate his capacity without being aware of his potential. Such a result is manifested only in a limited environment where development is hindered. The change will take place after the problem is recognized. The goal is to increase self-confidence in the family, to nurture or support better choices, to increase responsibility, and to improve compliance within the family or between people.

This study was carried out by using the copy of Satir’s book, which was originally called “The Conjoint Family Therapy” and translated into Turkish by Selim Ali Yeniçeri as “Basic Family Therapy” and published in Istanbul by Beyaz Yayınları in 2016.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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