Dorothy Satten

SATTEN, Dorothy Jan 26, 1932 – Feb 16, 2013 Dorothy Baldwin Satten, Ph.D., T.E.P., was born January 26, 1932, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, daughter of Oa Baldwin and Carolyn (Post) Baldwin, and died Saturday evening, February 16, 2013, in Omaha. During her lifetime, she received certificates in nursing and teaching, a Bachelor’s degree in history, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology. Dorothy founded the Westwood Institute for Psychodrama and Psychotherapy and was an internationally known therapist, psychodrama trainer, and author of Real is Better Than Perfect, Stories and Sayings for Self-Healing. She received the J.L. Moreno Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. Dorothy read extensively in philosophy and history. She loved literature and art, and enjoyed sailing. She was a film and theater enthusiast and an adventurous gastronome. Dorothy traveled throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia for both work and pleasure. Her warmth, humor, generosity, and wisdom inspired the respect and devotion of colleagues, clients, and students. Dorothy was beloved by her family. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Robert, and by both her husbands, Robert William Marshall, M.D., and Mortimer Satten, Ph.D. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Mary (Peter) Gadzinski of Omaha, her son, Frederick (Elizabeth Hallmark) Marshall, M. D., of Rochester, New York, and five grandchildren: Nathaniel, Anna, and Benjamin Gadzinski of Omaha and Pendle and Bolan Marshall-Hallmark of Rochester. The family would like to thank the staff of Brighton Gardens of Omaha who cared compassionately for Dorothy during the last years of her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Xela AID Partnerships for Self-Reliance ( Dorothy will be remembered at a MASS to be celebrated at Christ the King church on Tuesday, March 12, at 12:10PM.

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  • Helen O’Bannon Posted September 26, 2021 12:17 pm

    I met Dorothy one time in a psychodrama workshop that we had at the school. She was amazing and “juicy” as she seemed to love to say. I enjoyed my time with her and loved the way she worked. I only got to meet her that one time but, she was a joy. I am so thankful to have met her and have never forgotten her.

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