Center for Self Leadership, IFS Therapy Training (Official Site)

Welcome to The Center for Self Leadership!

The Center for Self Leadership welcomes all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background into the Internal Family Systems community. You are welcome here, and all of your parts are welcome too. Learn more about our Individual and Organizational IFS Training Scholarship opportunities which support our quest to expand diversity and inclusivity in our community.

CSL 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. Click here to learn about IFS trainings.

IFS, an Evidence-Based Practice

A Joint Statement by The Center for Self Leadership & Foundation for Self Leadership

We are pleased to share with the community of IFS therapists and practitioners the exciting news that the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is now posted on NREPP as an evidence-based practice.

As a clinical treatment, IFS has been rated effective for improving general functioning and well-being. In addition, it has been rated promising for each of: improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms.

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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.

CSL is a proud Level 1 Training Partner with The Lotus Collaborative

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.