Virginia Satir

1916 - 1988

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Virginia Satir (June 26, 1916 – September 10, 1988) was an American author, clinical social worker and psychotherapist, recognized for her approach to family therapy. Her pioneering work in the field of family reconstruction therapy honored her with the title "Mother of Family Therapy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virginia Satir has received more than 544,064 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Virginia Satir is the 950th most popular writer (down from 794th in 2019), the 1,069th most popular biography from United States (down from 922nd in 2019) and the 106th most popular American Writer.

Virginia Woolf was a British author and essayist. Her most famous work, "A Room of One's Own," is a feminist essay about the need for women to have a place to call their own.

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Notable Works

Your many faces
En Contacto Intimo
Conjoint family therapy
Family psychotherapy
The new peoplemaking
Self esteem
Conjoint family therapy
Family psychotherapy
Satir step by step
Psicoterapía familiar, Family psychotherapy, Psicoterapia familiar
The Use of self in therapy
Self, Ego, Psychotherapy
Conjoint family therapy
Family psychotherapy, Psychotherapy, Gezinstherapie
The new peoplemaking
Interpersonal relations, Family, Parent and child
This book is about powerful communications between family members. By communications you can create nurturing environment for all members to flourish. To reduce misunderstanding. It teaches you the love yourself and ways to first concentrate on yourself to be healthy then helping others. The basic message has been and is that a strong link exists between life in the family and the kind of adults that family's children become. Since individuals make up society, it seems very important that we develop the strongest and most congruent people possible. It has metaphors to make the complex concepts understandable. It has steps for figuring things out. Like first step is to detect and change recognize what is happening. Talks about the characteristic of the nurturing family and how to get there. It also identifies trouble families and how to avoid to become one. 1) Recognize family sometimes trouble family 2) You need to forgive yourself for past mistakes. Give yourself permission to change, know that things can be different. 3) Make decisions and change things 4) Take action to start the process of change. It has detail steps to achieve the nurturing family and being self-actualized. Virginia Satir is one of the most power healers and her work and psychotherapy practices has helped thousands of family to become nurturing families. Her passion and love shines through every word and every page. It warms your heart, as healer that really cares about you giving you advice in the very simple language.
Helping families to change
Family Therapy, Family psychotherapy, Group psychotherapy


Among writers, Virginia Satir ranks 950 out of 7,302Before her are Rubén Darío, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Hans Sachs, L. Frank Baum, Alexandra David-Néel, and Vātsyāyana. After her are Andrew of Crete, Johannes Tauler, Patrick White, Sin Saimdang, Alfred Kubin, and George Steiner.

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Among people born in 1916, Virginia Satir ranks 45Before her are Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Jean Dausset, Marcel Cerdan, Peter Finch, P. W. Botha, and Masaki Kobayashi. After her are Emil Gilels, Robert F. Furchgott, C. Wright Mills, Raf Vallone, Jacque Fresco, and Dino Risi. Among people deceased in 1988, Virginia Satir ranks 25Before her are Raymond Carver, John Holmes, Kim Philby, Tibor Sekelj, Felix Wankel, and Clifford D. Simak. After her are Richard S. Castellano, Hiroaki Sato, Gert Fröbe, Luis Barragán, Valerie Solanas, and Christina Onassis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Virginia Satir ranks 1,069 out of 20,380Before her are Julian Schwinger (1918), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), L. Frank Baum (1856), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Philip Zimbardo (1933), and Jack Kemp (1935). After her are Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Joel Schumacher (1939), Dred Scott (1795), Hilary Putnam (1926), Michelle Phillips (1944), and Steve Carell (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Virginia Satir ranks 106Before her are Clifford D. Simak (1904), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Nellie Bly (1864), James Jones (1921), and L. Frank Baum (1856). After her are Stephen Covey (1932), Donna Leon (1942), Will Durant (1885), Richard Matheson (1926), William Styron (1925), and Jean Webster (1876).