"Sex Therapy and Satir: Exploring through the Lens of Choice"
Looking at sex therapy using the Satir model through the lens of choice by cultivating tools that encourage and support choice. The presentation will include revisiting Satir's coping stances by thinking through them as a way to seek balance between the self, the other and the context so the individual, the other and the context can move beyond surviving to thriving. Additionally, we will be looking at specific and easy-to-use tools to help clients more-easily access their Soul/Life Energy with freedom and choice (thriving energy) as opposed to through expectations and obligations (survival energy).
Maggie Gitu holds an MA in Marriage & Family Therapy (MAMFT) from Pan African Christian (PAC) University, Nairobi-Kenya, and has received additional training in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, also at PAC-University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Murray State University, KY and a Master of Music from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), both in vocal performance. Maggie currently lives in Nairobi Kenya from where she runs her private practice as a Marriage, Family and Sex Therapist. Recently, she wrote a sex column for two and a half years in The Standard, one of Kenya’s national newspapers, in addition to appearing on multiple TV, radio and podcast interviews as an expert on sexual, marital and mental health. Maggie's entire ethos is based on the belief that Kenyan individuals and couples can have the marriages and sex lives that they hope for, and seeks to use Virginia Satir's model and ideas to "have a positive impact on a micro and macro scale", anchored in professional, empathic, compassionate care.