IFS Shown to Reduce Pain and Depression, and Improve Physical Function for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

The results from a randomized controlled study, published recently in the Journal of Rheumatology, show that an IFS-based intervention had positive effects on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), reducing pain and depressive symptoms, while improving physical function and self-compassion. The study was the first randomized control trial of its kind conducted to assess the efficacy of IFS on patient outcomes.
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The Foundation for Self Leadership Has Launched!

The Foundation for Self Leadership, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, officially launched in August 2013, with Dr. Frank Anderson being appointed as chair of its founding board.

The Foundation's mission is to help advance IFS research, training and advocacy through funding and strategic counsel.

Please help support the expansion of both the reach and the scope of IFS. Visit the Foundation's site and make your tax-deductible contribution today.


About the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

Click here to read Dr. Schwartz's article "The Larger Self," his inspiring first-hand account of how he developed and uses the IFS Model and the extraordinary, transformative effect it has on him and his clients.


About The Center for Self Leadership

The Center for Self Leadership is dedicated to the healing transformation of lives and cultures and serves as a critical link between therapeutic professionals and the wider community. CSL provides a variety of learning opportunities for mental health and human services practitioners, medical and bodywork professionals, students of the healing arts and sciences, and anyone who seeks a profound personal growth experience by offering:

  • Level 1, 2 and 3 training programs in the Internal Family Systems Model
  • Internal Family Systems conferences and special events
  • Speaking engagements featuring IFS and CSL founder Dr. Richard C. Schwartz
  • An online bookstore and directory of IFS practitioners
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