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The 2018 Internal Family Systems Annual Conference


Read more about The 2018 IFS Conference

On Thursday, November 8th the 2018 IFS Annual Conference opens with an exciting Pre-conference Institute featuring four day long workshops of different content areas. Not only are the workshops themselves exciting, but we are pleased to share that all of the material will be taught by long time members of the IFS Community who have continued to inspire our learning of the Model. We want to celebrate all of the different ways our community is applying the Model and contributing to the rapid growth in IFS that we are experiencing. We hope that you will join us at this year’s Pre-conference Institute.

  • Self-Leadership in Schools: Exploring the Integration of IFS for the Whole School Community
    Ralph Cohen, PhD; Joanna Curry-Sartori, LMFT; Jody Nelson, LMFT; Timothy Amaral and Anna Tansi

  • Helping Clients and Clinicians Use Expressive Modalities to Be Self-Led
    Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

  • Change the Conversation, Change your Relationship: Moving from Hard, Painful Interactions to Courageous Communication
    Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, Cs-P

  • Shame and Worthlessness: The Drivers of Our Parts’ Extremes
    Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

Highlights from our 2017 Conference

If you’ve been coming to the annual IFS Conference for the past three years, you have participated in our efforts to showcase initiatives that take IFS out of the office and apply it to issues of cultural diversity, diversity within our own community and social activism. We were honored to have outstanding plenaries and workshops inspiring us to take a look within ourselves individually and collectively in an effort to truly create an ALL PARTS WELCOME community. Self-leadership means not just welcoming whoever is drawn to IFS as a demographically similar community, but also actively reaching out to exiled groups, individuals and parts in our culture. It means being open to and curious about those we disagree with.

We want to thank the members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for their presentations two years in a row; Frank Rogers for his moving plenary presentation in 2017. We hope he inspired the “Compassion Warrior” in each of you! And a thank you to Deran Young and members of Black Therapists Rock who gave an unforgettable presentation on how race, culture, oppression and micro aggression impact mental health. All of this content and more is available in the IFS Store!

This year we want to celebrate and explore many of the new areas into which IFS is spreading, both in and out of psychotherapy. We hope you’ll join us!

Information About The 2018 Internal Family Systems Annual Conference

The IFS Conference is open to all -- seasoned IFS practitioners as well as non-therapists -- interested in learning about or expanding their knowledge of IFS. Earn continuing education credits, discover a wide range of learning opportunities and connect with other IFS practioners. Workshop tracks include: Trauma; Addiction; Couples, Family, Parenting & Children; Mind, Body & Spirit, and IFS Beyond Psychotherapy.

The Center for Self Leadership welcomes all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background. You are welcome here, and all of your parts are welcome too. If you are new to the IFS Model or if this is your first time attending the IFS Conference, we welcome you in joining the IFS community.




For more information, please contact:

Ashley Curley, Conference Manager, Tel 401.601.0445


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