Appearances by Dr. Schwartz

Appearances by Dr. Schwartz

 

Wisdom 2.0 Annual Conference

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Location:

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Schedule:

February 22 - 24th, 2018

Description:

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.

Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.

Our annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference, our flagship event held in February each year in the Bay Area, brings together over 2,500 people from 24 countries.

Fees:

General Tickets: $575.00 

Non-Profit Tickets: $499.00
Group Tickets (3 or more): $499.00 
Supporter Ticket: $2,000

Contact:

To register, click HERE

Intro to Internal Family Systems with Dr Richard Schwartz

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Location:

Wind Horse Hill Farm
6492 Fall Creek Road
Spicewood, TX 78669

Schedule:

March 8th, 2018
10 am - 6 pm

Description:

Join us for a rich day of learning with:

Dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of the transformational therapeutic modality, Internal Family Systems, in this intimate, retreat style introduction to the model.

​Richard Schwartz, PhD developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients' descriptions of experiencing various parts within themselves. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. This non-pathologizing, hopeful framework provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients' symptoms and suffering.

Fees:

$350

Contact:

To register, click HERE.

For questions, please email Sallie Ingle.

IFS & Spirituality: A Three Day Exploration with Richard Schwartz & Flint Sparks

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. and Flint Sparks, Ph.D.

Location:

Wind Horse Hill Farm
6492 Fall Creek Road
Spicewood, TX 78669

Schedule:

March 9th, 10th and 11th, 2018

Description:

Join us for a three-day journey of Self exploration as we investigate the junction of spirituality and the transformational therapeutic modality, Internal Family Systems. 

Our two extraordinarily compassionate, courageous and curious guides—Flint Sparks and Richard Schwartz—will facilitate this experiential, investigative workshop which is open to all: no academic prerequisites or licensure required.

Fees:

$1,350

* Early Bird Special: $1,200 if registering before October 31st, 2017

Contact:

To register and learn more, click HERE.

For questions, please email Sallie Ingle.

2018 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Location:

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Schedule:

March 22nd - 25th, 2018

Description:

Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 


Therapy and the Promise of Transformation; How Do We See Our Role?

WILLIAM DOHERTY, KENNETH HARDY, ESTHER PEREL & RICHARD SCHWARTZ



We therapists are certainly in the business of helping people change, but are we also invested in getting them to experience transformation? Beyond relieving symptoms, is our mission to help clients reconceive their identity and shift into a new way of being in the world? After successful therapy, do your clients’ family and friends say to them, “I’m glad you’re back to your old self,” or instead “What a different person you’ve become!” These questions underlie many debates in our field, creating a sense for some therapists that they may be short-changing clients, and for others that we too often overpromise the benefits of psychotherapy. To launch this year’s Symposium, this session will use a panel of experts with varied viewpoints and a novel process of engaging attendees in a collective conversation to explore this issue. You’ll examine:

How your vision of yourself as a healer, problem solver, coach, or any other therapeutic role shapes your work with clients

The upsides and downsides of being a problem solver vs. a personal paradigm shifter

The changing expectations clients have today of what they want from us and for themselves in therapy


Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 


The Therapist as a Healer; Leading Clients to Self Leadership

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. 


Healing is a word derived from the German hailjan, meaning “to make whole.” To truly heal isn’t easy, since it involves reconnecting with polarized and often volatile subpersonalities, or parts within ourselves, including protectors, managers, and exiles. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, helps clients access an undamaged inner essence called the Self, and from this Self they learn to lovingly relate to and transform their most troubling parts. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to help clients transform their fragmented experience of Self. You’ll explore how to:

Apply strategies used in IFS to contact the core Self

Shift the role of therapist from the primary attachment figure to a container who opens the way for the client’s Self to emerge

Use methods for transparently handling situations in which you get emotionally triggered by your client

Get clients’ polarized, deeply conflicted parts to negotiate with each other


Fees:

All Prices And Deadlines

Online-Only
EARLY BIRD
Ends Midnight
January 8th
ADVANCED I
Ends Midnight
January 31st
ADVANCED II
Ends Midnight
February 20th
After
February 20th

Full Pass

3-Days: •
Thurs-Sat OR Fri-Sun

$459.99$519.99$559.99$629.99

Full Pass Plus

All 4-Days:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

$559.99$619.99$649.99$719.99

Day Rate

$199.99$229.99$239.99$249.99

Contact:

To register, click HERE

The Strategic Use of IFS Techniques by Psychodynamic Psychotherapists to Facilitate Access to the Unconscious

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Location:

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Boston, MA

Schedule:

March 22nd, 2018
8:15 pm - 5:00 pm 

Description:

Both IFS and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy focus on the internal registering within the child’s developing psyche of early-on traumatic experiences.  Both treatment approaches deeply appreciate the dysfunctional impact these inner schemas will then have on how subsequent experiences are organized and interpreted. Both schools contend that individuals who have suffered at the hands of their parents will continue to re-enact their unresolved childhood dramas throughout their lives unless they have an opportunity to process and integrate the unmastered experiences. And both are “depth models” of the mind that offer the opportunity for this belated mastery.

But their “methods” diverge slightly. Whereas Psychodynamic Psychotherapy focuses on the gradual and spontaneous emergence of insight into the unconscious conflicts that have been interfering with actualization of the patient’s potential, IFS accesses the hidden conflicts by way of a “technical modification” specifically designed to decrease the patient’s repression so that unconscious material (including “exiled” parts of the Self) can be expeditiously brought to the fore. Ultimately, IFS aims to promote development of a more harmonious relationship between these dissociated and conflictual “parts” of the Self – the ultimate goal being the promotion of integration, healing, and empowerment. When Psychodynamic Psychotherapists become acquainted with, and develop some expertise with, the more directive and focused techniques advocated by IFS Practitioners, they will be surprised to discover how quickly the patient’s inner resistances can be disarmed and immediate access gained to the patient’s unconscious.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this Pre-Conference institute, participants will be able to:

  • Explain some of the similarities between IFS and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy;
  • Describe some of the differences between IFS and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy;
  • Speak to the way in which IFS facilitates access to the patient’s internal psychodynamics; and
  • Elaborate upon how IFS promotes transformation and psychic health.

Fees:

Pre Conference Only (March 22)
Regular Registration $225 
Early Bird through 1/31 $195

NOTE: Students, interns and fellows may register at the following discounted rates:

Pre-Conference only: $125

Contact:

To register, click HERE

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Location:

Hosted by Therapy Training Boston 

Newton at the Walker Center
144 Hancock Street 
Auburndale, MA 

Schedule:

April 10th and 11th, 2018

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Description:

This workshop is designed for therapists with little exposure to IFS as well as those who know the approach well and would like to be immersed in deepening their knowledge. Dr. Schwartz will begin with an overview of IFS and then move on to the exploration of issues that arise during treatment. The workshop will be a balance of lectures, large group question and answer, live demonstrations, videotaped interviews as well as experiential exercises. 

The Internal Family Systems Model is a method of therapy which fosters transformation gently, quickly, and effectively. It views multiplicity of mind as our natural state and our “parts” as sub personalities that may be healed and transformed. This happens when the Self takes its rightful role as leader of the internal system. Self, a core of valuable leadership qualities, is our true nature - compassionate and loving. Although IFS has been most widely used as a treatment for trauma, it is a flexible model that provides abundant opportunities for application.

IFS advances treatment in several areas: 

  • First, by showing respect and appreciation for the client’s protective parts, it reduces resistance and backlash.
  • Second, it helps clients fully unburden extreme beliefs and emotions they accrued from their traumas. 
  • Third, affect is regulated in a simple and effective way so that clients are not overwhelmed during sessions.
  • Fourth, because it is the client’s Self that is leading the healing, transference is reduced and clients do much of the work on their own, between ssessions.
  • Fifth, IFS gives therapists practical ways to understand and work with countertransference so they can remain in the open-hearted state of Self leadership with clients.
  • Sixth, it frees therapists from the role of trying to police clients’ challenging symptoms like suicidal ideation, eating disorders, addictions, and self-mutilation.
  • Seventh, therapists are free to be themselves, without having to be clever or controlling, and come to enjoy partnering in the fascinating and sacred process that naturally unfolds as clients heal themselves.

Outline of the Workshop

DAY 1
9 am to 10:30 am  
Introduction to and overview of the process of  IFS therapy:  
  • Describe the basic assumptions of IFS in regard to non-pathological multiplicity of mind and the concept of “SELF”. 
  • Identify the goals of IFS Therapy.  
  • Identify the dynamics of the three group system:  manager parts, firefighter parts and exhile parts.  
  • Identify the qualities of SELF: curiosity, compassion, confidence, courage, clarity, creativity, connectedness, calmness   
10:30 to 10:45  
Break
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
Watch videotape and discuss the basics of the IFS model in relationship to the clinical work shown
1:15 to 2:45 pm  
Live demonstration of the model. Debrief the demo with an emphasis on reviewing the steps of unburdening from witnessing through integration.
2:45 to 3:00 pm  
Break
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm  
Lead the group in a contemplative experiential exercise  that allows participants an experience of various  parts.   Discuss exercise. 
3:45 to 4:30  
Participate in question/answer session to clarify material covered during the day

DAY 2
9 am to 10:30 am    
Review and clarify critical concepts of the IFS model. Explain further means to work with the client’s Self in therapy.    
10:30 to 10:45  
Break
10:45 am to 12:15 pm  
Watch videotape and discuss the concept of unblending Self from parts.  Discuss the therapeutic relationship as it applies to the IFS therapist and working with "resistant" clients and or difficult parts.
1:15 to 2:45 pm  
Live demonstration of the model.  Debrief the demo with an emphasis on reviewing the core clinical benefits of IFS therapy.  
2:45 to 3:00 pm  
Break
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   
Lead the group in a contemplative experiential exercise that provides participants with an experience of self leadership. Discuss exercise. 
3:45 to 4:30   
Participate in question/answer session to clarify material covered during the workshop.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to: 
  
a. Describe the basic assumptions of IFS in regard to non pathological multiplicity of mind, the concept of “SELF”  and its role and effectiveness as a leader in the system.
  
b. Articulate a general knowledge of the 3 categories of sub personalities that most often present in therapy: Manager parts, Firefighter parts, exiled parts. 
    
c.  Articulate the basic premises of the therapeutic relationship as it applies to the IFS therapist. 

Fees:

Individual Registration: $370


For more information on specific pricing, click HERE.  

Contact:

To learn more and register, click HERE.  

Using the Internal Family Systems Model to Treat Trauma and Couples

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Location:

Downtown Toronto YWCA 
87 Elm Street Toronto,
Nancy Auditorium

Schedule:

June 9th, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Description:

The Internal Family Systems model offers a new, empowering paradigm both for healing trauma and for helping couples. Often one cannot be done without the other—i.e. couples cannot connect lastingly unless they each heal their inner wounds and effective work with trauma clients often involves factoring in their partners or considerations of how to engage in relationships.

Many of the impasses couples face are the result of a set of cultural beliefs about each other. We have all been taught that our romantic partner should end our misery and make us feel happy and alive. When he or she doesn’t we wonder if they’re the right one or if there’s something wrong with us.
The clients who come to see us are victims of this set of beliefs and feel discouraged because they don’t realize that no partner is capable of keeping our heads above the pools of pain and shame we bring to our intimate relationships caused by the traumas we suffered earlier in life; be they capital “T” traumas or the more common and familiar experiences of shame that may be engendered by unsupported problematic life events. They also don’t realize that they have the power to drain those pools and become the primary caretakers for the young, needy parts of them that are drowning in those pools.

Once this inner shift is achieved, partners can love each other courageously and unconditionally because they don’t need the other to always do the heavy lifting of their spirits. Released from being each others primary emotional caretaker, they can revel in the freedom that comes with being the secondary one, and be relieved from the distress that can result from their partner’s periodic unavailability.

In this workshop we will first focus on the healing of severe trauma and sexual abuse, emphasizing how to help clients trust it is safe to go to the parts of them that carry the traumatic memories and emotions without being overwhelmed and how to safely unload the extreme emotions and beliefs those parts carry. Then we will explore how this healing work can be done in the context of couple’s therapy, and/or how individuals in relationship can learn how to attend to their own parts and communicate their inner reality in a way that engages their partner and breaks the habitual blame/shame dynamics that are characteristic of a personality system led by protective parts.

Fees:

Cost: $225

Early Bird Discount: $200 registered by March 9
($175 for those who participated in the September 9 course)

Contact:

You are registered once payment is received. To register please send an email to: derek@derekscott.co. 

Cancellation:

  • 3 days or more before the workshop date (i.e. up to and including Sept. 5th): Receive a refund, less $40 administration charge.
  • Fewer than 3 days before the workshop date receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for non-attendance.
For additional information on the course, and to submit payment, please click HERE