Satir Coaching and Mentoring Program
The purpose of the program is to train coaches and mentors to apply the concepts and methodology of the world famous social worker and therapist, Virginia Satir, to the field of coaching and mentoring. The training is based on the six phases of her work and the skills within each phase. The phases are: Making Contact, Validating, Facilitating Awareness, Promoting Acceptance, Eliciting Positive Choices and Constructive Change. These are what make this type of coaching and mentoring so UNIQUE, POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE!
The training will be tailored to the experience and needs of the trainee and will involve completing assignments for 20 structured lessons and having sessions with your trainer either online or in person. After finishing the lessons, you will also have on-going mentoring as needed. Due to this customized form of training, the exact number of hours required cannot be given but an estimate would be 60.
Step 1. Complete Module 1: The Training Portion of the Program.
(This will include completing 20 lessons either online or in-person.)
Lesson 1. Introduction to Satir Coaching and Mentoring Training for Individuals
Lesson2. Making Contact with Yourself
Lesson 3. Making Contact with a Mentee
Lesson 4. Validating Yourself by Using Your Inner Resources
Lesson 5. Validating Yourself by Affirming Your Values
Lesson 6. Validating Mentees by Affirming Their Values and Highlighting Their Resources
Lesson 7. Validating Your Self by Acknowledging Your Feelings
Lesson 8. Validating Mentees by Reflecting Their Feelings
Lesson 9. Becoming Aware of Your Defensive Behaviors
Lesson 10. Facilitating Awareness in a Mentee of Their Defensive Behaviors
Lesson 11. Becoming Aware of What Drives Your Defensive Behaviors
Lesson 12. Facilitating Awareness in a Mentee as to What is Driving Their Behavior
Lesson 13. Accepting Your Disliked Parts
Lesson 14. Promoting Acceptance in a Mentee of Their Disliked Parts
Lesson 15. Making Changes for Yourself
Lesson 16. Reinforcing Change for Yourself by Seeking Support
Lesson 17. Eliciting Positive Choices and Changes for Mentees and Reinforcing the Changes
Lesson 18. Eliciting Change by Helping a Mentee Choose to Live by Their Values
Lesson 19. Demonstrating Ability to Integrate All Six Phases in a Helping Interaction
Lesson 20. Reviewing Your Growth and Assessing Readiness for Certification
Step 2. Complete Module 2: The Credentialing Part of the Program.
This will include practice working with individual mentees and/or working with groups of mentees under the supervision of a trainer. The trainee will provide the trainer with written evaluations from those they have trained. The extent of the practice needed will be determined by the trainer.
Step 3. Receive a Recommendation for Certification. Once a trainee has successfully completed Modules 1 and 2 and is deemed ready for certification by their trainer, the trainer will make a formal recommendation to that affect to the Satir Global Network.
Step 4. Receive an official certificate from the Virginia Satir Global Network certifying the trainee as a Satir Coaching and Mentoring Specialist. (If after being certified, you wish to become a trainer, contact the Satir Global office at firstname.lastname@example.org and a trainer will discuss the requirements with you.)
Click on the button below and fill out the form. After your information is received, you will be contacted by a trainer who will go over your application and answer any questions you may have, as well as determine your readiness for the program. If ready, the fee for the training will be established with your trainer. You will then receive two contracts to sign, one agreeing to the training fee and the second releasing the Virginia Satir Global Network of liability. Once those are signed and returned, your training will begin!