“The Satir International Journal”
Let’s celebrate the rebirth of the newly entitled publication, “The Satir International Journal.” To familiarize you with the background of this journal, Dr. Stephen Bentheim, Editor of the Satir Journal of Counselling and Family Therapy, launched the first issue of the journal in 2013 through the University of Victoria. While working on the next issue, Steve died, without much warning, of a brain tumor on October 2, 2014.
Continuing the vision of Steven Bentheim, Jesse Carlock accepted the offer from Honore France, University of Victoria, to serve as the new editor of the journal. From that time forward, Jesse Carlock, along with Honore France of the University of Victoria and several other members of the Satir Global Network, began forming a team to create this new version of the journal whose title now more aptly reflects the scope of what we have always intended.
We continue as an ejournal. This form allows us to reach out with free information to anyone who has access to a computer. Amazingly, the journal is free of charge. Virginia would have loved this. She wanted her teachings to be available to everyone. Her dream was to reach the everyday citizen. To be more specific, though, her teachings speak more to a population open to trying on a new way of looking at things. The Satir International Journal holds the possibility of providing educational and training resources as well as personal resources for a wide range of subscribers. Virginia Satir wanted to broadly influence the world. This journal is accessible. The one thing that could limit the journal’s accessibility is if people, like you, do not know about this free resource. That’s where our members and guests come in…..
PLEASE PASS THE WORD that this journal can be a powerful vehicle for people who want to teach what they are learning. Sharing with the world at large is a very powerful act. We hope that the Satir community uses this publication as a tool for education and community building. It is quite a potential resource. But, the journal only becomes an actual resource when people like you read it. Please locate our website, read the journal, and pass on the link to others who might be interested.
The Satir International Journal has room for research articles and theoretical pieces, room for personal accounts, ethical and cross-cultural issues, case studies, interviews, as well as room for more artistic-symbolic pieces like Roger Harmon’s photo essay that will appear in the next issue. The Satir International Journal is continuing the process of becoming rounder, more “whole.” We are open to a diverse range of manuscripts as well as other media. The journal encourages researchers to submit articles that demonstrate the efficacy of the Satir Model. Increasingly, clients are seeking cognitive-behavioral therapy because their physician, who reads CBT studies that appear in the medical literature, has recommended that the patient see a CBT therapist. Research related to the Satir Model needs to be brought together in one place and, eventually, distilled and integrated into teaching curriculums. The Satir International Journal can be forum for high quality papers such as this. Please check us out:
IHLRN 2014 Conference
For our 45th annual conference we shall return to Europe – to the beautiful city of Prague. Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Eva Holubova and Nada Feketeova have been encouraging us to come to their country and have done much research to inform and prepare us for this grand adventure. We are looking forward to meeting with and getting to know some our Satir counterparts from Eastern Europe.
Dates: September 28-October 5, 2014 with opportunities for pre and post tours. We begin with dinner on Sunday evening, September 28, and end after breakfast on Sunday, October 5.