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Creativity: The Clinical Artistry of Virginia Satir with Steve Andreas

Creativity: NP0051 – Session 5

Understand the powerful techniques that made Virgina Satir a legend in our field.  Join play-by-play analysis from Steve Andreas, a pioneer in brief therapy methods and expert on the work of Satir.

After the session, please let us know what you think. If you ever have any technical questions or issues, please feel free to email

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3 Responses to Creativity: The Clinical Artistry of Virginia Satir with Steve Andreas

  1. Don Firmani says:

    Thanks for having Steve Andreas back as a presenter. It reminds me of how knowledgeable and skillful he is as a teacher and therapist. I saw his presentation in your “Anxiety” seminar a couple of years ago and have been able to use some of his methods in my practice with good results. This intro to Virginia Satir inspires me to look further into her work.

  2. jamesbrillon says:

    I love to see master therapists in action. Thanks for sharing some of the insights about Virginia Satir’s methods and intentions. It helps me conceptualize her approach, though it seems to me she is in a league of her own. Steve, you mentioned that you believe what she did can be taught. Watching her, it seems to me so much of what she did and how she did it was because of something innate about her. What would I as a therapist need to do, to nurture in myself, to bring forth some of her kind of presence, confidence and passion? How does one learn to be like Virginia Satir? Thank you so much for sharing this.

  3. andrewws says:

    Wonderful! More like this please! Extremely helpful … as a jazz musician myself I sometimes crave more of the kind of culture in the therapy profession that exists in the jazz world: studying the masters, poring over their vocabulary and technique, appreciating them for their innovations and contributions … even the concept of practice sounds like a novel one in current therapy culture. With that in mind, I wonder if Steve Andreas might ever consider producing a workbook for skill development, offering practice exercises to develop various skills. (E.g., “create three responses using x technique to the following therapeutic situations: a., b., c., d….”) In any event, I look forward to reading his book about Satir’s patterns and thank you both Steve and Rich Simon for bringing us this excellent material.

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