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Virginia Satir: Founding leader

Write a human-interest article about a founding leader for your regional professional newsletter. The article has to be written from the counseling perspectives of Virginia Satir.

* What is the role of the therapist from this perspective?
* From this perspective, how and why does change occur in therapy?
* Is this a strength-based model or a deficit model? Explain.
* What is the target of intervention from this perspective?
* What are some examples of techniques from this perspective?

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As a leading founder in the field of psychotherapy, Virginia Satir is well-noted for practicing family therapy. Family therapy perspectives shift treatment from the individual to the family as a whole.Virginia Satir is a well-noted psychotherapist that practiced family therapy. Family therapy perspectives shift treatment from the individual to the family as a whole. In the Family Therapy model, the family is viewed as a functioning unit. For example, the family provides the primary context for understanding how individuals function in relationship to others and how they behave.

* What is the role of the therapist from this perspective?

The role of the Family therapist is to create an environment by which all members of the family feel secure in the intervention process. For instance, the therapist may discuss theories about families, and demonstrate how ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a context for understanding how individuals function in a relationship. In addition the article explains how and why change takes place using Satir's intervention and strategies. Other concerns addressed are the therapist's role, and whether this is a strength-based or deficit model?

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