Overview of the Satir Model of Family Therapy – Parents as Gardeners

The Model: The Satir Model of family therapy, also known as the Human Validation Process Model, is based on the work of Virginia Satir and comes from a systems framework. This model falls into the tradition of experiential psychotherapies and is oriented towards processes that creating lasting change. Satir Model is famous for the composite shift in how people experience themselves and the resulting change in their thoughts, feelings, perceptions an...

Postpartum Depression: The latest information on symptoms, causes, treatment, risks, and resources

Until recently postpartum depression has been controversial in the medical community and poorly understood by the general public. Historically women experiencing this debilitating and dangerous condition were subjected to guilt and shame of being "bad" mothers and not being able to "just snap out of it" shortly after childbirth. Fortunately there has been a lot more publicity and awareness of this illness in the last twenty years partly due to many mor...