Walter Zahnd, Professor Emeritus

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Walter Zahnd, Professor Emeritus at California State University, Chico, a licensed clinical social worker and clinical member of AAMFT, is known for his work in Eastern and Central Europe. He is the trainer for the Slovakian Ministry of Social Affairs and founder of the Satir Institute of Slovakia and of the Czech Satir Institute. He was awarded the Living Treasure Award in 2007 by the Virginia Satir Global Network for his work in Europe. He began training therapists in the Satir Model in 1990 and has been invited to teach in Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Scotland, and Spain.

He has a long history of training with Virginia Satir and those others she trained, John Banmen, Maria Gomori, and Jane Gerber.