Description: Jean McLendon will focus on the clinical application of the Satir Growth Model, a therapeutic model for inner growth that focuses on the congruence of feelings, words and actions. Ms. McLendon will provide an opportunity to refresh and deepen our understanding of the core values of this model, and help us work with clients to increase their coping strategies for relationship and other life difficulties. As an experienced trainer of therapists, Ms. McLendon will model techniques and further illustrate them with video footage of sessions.
Trainer: Jean McLendon, LCSW, AAMFT, is one of the foremost practitioners of Satir family system therapy, having herself been mentored for nearly 20 years by the late Virginia Satir. Ms. McLendon is currently the Director of Satir Systems, a multi-service practice of training, coaching, supervision and therapy in Chapel Hill, NC. She has served on the faculties of numerous institutions, presented nationally and internationally on organizational consulting and psychotherapy, and is currently involved in making a documentary on the life and work of Virginia Satir. Of Ms. McLendon’s work Virginia Satir once wrote: “Jean has that rare capacity to be able to sit in the airport control tower and, at the same time, be aware of all the planes in her vision and be able to help them find out about themselves and their relationship to each other.”
Clinical Lecture Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work