Satir, Virginia

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Virginia Satir (1916-1988) was best known as an innovator in the field of family therapy, to which she applied a humanistic approach. Satir began her career as a teacher, counselor, and principal in the Illinois public school system, receiving her masters degree in social services administration in 1948. In 1959, she moved her private practice to California and co-founded the Mental Research Institute. Her professional experience includes leading family therapy workshops, seminars and workshops for institutions, and work with the Avanta Network, which she founded in 1977 as an outlet for the training of other professionals.

From the description of Virginia Satir Collection, 1916-1993. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 51279618

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Virginia Satir (1916-1988) was best known as an innovator in the field of family therapy, to which she applied a humanistic approach. Satir began her career as a teacher, counselor, and principal in the Illinois public school system, receiving her masters degree in social services administration in 1948. In 1959 she moved her private practice to California and co-founded the Mental Research Institute. Her professional experience includes leading family therapy workshops, seminars and workshops for institutions, and work with the Avanta Network, which she founded in 1977 as an outlet for the training of other professionals.

From the guide to the Virginia Satir Collection, 1916-1993, (University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections)

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referencedIn Friedan, Betty. Audio collection of Betty Friedan 1963-2007 [sound recording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Virginia Satir Collection, 1916-1993 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Satir, Virginia. Virginia Satir Collection, 1916-1993. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
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Birth 1916-06-26

Death 1988-09-10

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