Level 1 Trainings

About IFS Training Programs

The Center for Self Leadership offers progressive levels of training in Internal Family Systems, from beginning (Level 1) through advanced (Level 3).  As a participant in these trainings you will learn both IFS theory and technique, thus gaining the knowledge and skills you need to understand and actively use IFS with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

Level 1:  Mastering the Skills of IFS

Level 1 trainings are comprehensive programs in which participants develop an understanding of the conceptual basis of IFS and learn how to apply IFS techniques to various clinical populations.  Participants are also invited to explore their own inner worlds within a training's safe, nurturing context.   A select group of IFS trainers teaches Level 1s using a format that features lectures, experiential exercises, video review, large and small group discussions, and small group supervision and practice sessions.  Please see each training's website brochure for details. 

To apply for a training program and view its brochure, please scroll down and click the training program location that interests you.

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Level 1 Training Programs

Training Program Training Program Schedule
Atlanta, GA Area (339) 2015: March 13-15, May 29-31, July 24-26, Sept. 25-27, Nov. 20-22
2016: January 22-24
Berkeley, CA (276) 2013:  November 8-10, December 13-15
2014:  January 31-February 2, March 14-16, May 30-June 1, July 18-20

Berkeley, CA (308) 2014:  November 7-9
2015: Jan. 30-Feb. 1, March 13-15, May 1-3, July 10-12, October 16-18
Boston, MA (314) 2015:  May 1-3, July 10-12, September 25-27, November 20-22
2016:  January 22-24, March 4-6
Boston, MA Area (241) 2013: October 11-13, December 6-8
2014: January 31 – February 2, April 11-13, June 27-29, September 5-7
Boston, MA area (297) 2014:  May 16-18, July 18-20, Sept. 19-21, Nov. 21-23
2015:  Jan. 23-25, March 20-22
Boston, MA area (298) 2014:  October 24-26, December 5-7
2015:  February 6-8, April 17-19, June 5-7, July 17-19
Boulder, CO (331) 2014:  April 4-6, August 22-24, October 24-26, December 5-7
2015:  January 16-18, March 6-8
Central CT (322) 2013:  November 22-24
2014:  January 17-19, March 14-16, May 16-18, July 11-13, September 19-21
Chicago, IL Area (318) 2014:  May 30-June 1, August 8-10, October 17-19, December 12-14
2015:  January 23-25, March 13-15
New York Metro Area (317) 2014:  September 19-21, December 12-14
2015:  January 23-25, March 13-15, May 1-3, June 19-21
Retreat-Style Level 1: Fort Lauderdale, FL Area & Washington DC Area (311) On-site session 1:  February 16-22, 2014
On-site session 2:  July 19-25, 2014
Teleconference 1:  April 8, 2014
Teleconference 2:  June 17, 2014
Retreat-Style: Austin, TX & Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (312) On-Site Session 1:  October 5-11, 2014
On-Site Session 2:  February 22-28, 2015
Teleconference 1:  December 2, 2014
Teleconference 2:  January 6, 2015
Retreat-Style: Sabbath-Friendly (330) On-Site Session 1:  January 12-15, 2015
On-Site Session 2:  March 16-19, 2015
On-Site Session 3:  June 1-4, 2015
Teleconference 1: February 17, 2015, 7-9 pm Eastern
Teleconference 2: April 28, 2015, 7-9 pm Eastern
Early Bird Application Discount - click on training name for details!
Retreat-Style: San Francisco Bay Area, CA (307) On-Site Session 1:  May 4-10, 2014
On-Site Session 2: August 17-23, 2014  
Teleconference 1: June 17, 2014
Teleconference 2: July 15, 2014
St. Louis, MO (275) 2013:  August 16-18, November 15-17
2014:  January 31-February 2, April 11-13, June 20-22, August 8-10

 

Interest Lists for Level 1 Training Programs

If you are unable to participate in one of the trainings already scheduled, you may add your name to an Interest List for a prospective training in another location (see below). Once a Level 1 Interest List comprises 40 people, CSL will investigate the possibility of scheduling a training in that Interest List’s location. Being on an Interest List does not obligate you to enroll in a training, however, planning for a training can only progress if a sufficient number of people are seriously interested.

Click Here For Level 1 Interest Lists.