Walter F. Zahnd has been a student of Virginia Satir since 1982. He traveled with her the last year of her professional life. He has been an active teacher and trainer in the Satir, Human Validation Process, often called The Satir Model. He has presented at professional organizations in Canada, the United States, Eastern Europe, and the Philippines. He is a Professor Emeritus and taught Social Work from 1970 till 2007. He has publications in professional Journals, worked with incarcerated inmates, residential treatment with adolescents, plus founded a social work agency. His professional practice took him to working with street addicts in an African American Community, consulting in residential treatment as well as extensive workshops with men, growth groups and co-founder with Olga Holubova the Satir Institutes in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Recently he has developed the Human Kaleidoscope which has been published in the Satir Journal, he has done training on it and other Satir Processes. He has 56 years of professional practice and teaching.