Focus and Scope

The Satir International Journal offers research and applications for the mental health of individual, and promotes the healthy development of families, groups and organizations in society. Our goals encompass therapeutic communication, equality, spirituality, ethical decision-making and global diversity.

Our sponsor is the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. We appreciate the generosity to be located on the Coast Salish territory, where Virginia Satir offered graduate workshops at the “Haven,” on nearby Gabriola Island.

The Satir International Journal ceased publication since April 2018.


Publication Frequency

SATIR International Journal is committed to disseminating scholarly work as quickly as possible while maintaining high publication standards. The journal will be adopting a continous publication model (one volume per year) and maintaning quick turnaround times.

SATIR International Journal ceased publication on April 2018.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

The Satir International Journal was first organized in January 2013 with Dr. Steve Bentheim as its editor and was titled the Satir Family Therapy and Counselling Journal; in January 2014 the journal assumed its present name and broadened its scope to include issues and topics beyond counselling anf family therapy.

The Satir International Journal ceased publication in April 2018.