Workshops

Essentials of Internal Family Systems

Presenter:

Ted Riskin, LCSW and Harry Schneider, GPCC

Location:

Fairview Space for Transformation
81 Log Gap Road
Fairview, NC 28730

Schedule:

We will meet on five Fridays:

May 3, 2019
May 31, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 12, 2019
August 9, 2019

In between each of these sessions you will have an opportunity to participate in a triad practice session, with supervision.

Description:

What to Expect

The Center for Self Leadership (CSL) offers “Level One” trainings that can lead to certification as an IFS practitioner or therapist.This “Essentials” course is more streamlined, and is not sponsored by CSL.  It will offer a foundation of IFS theory and opportunities for supervised practice.

As individual learning curves vary, some may feel ready to add the IFS approach to their clinical practice after completing this training.  However, anyone who wishes to refer to themselves as “Certified” will need to complete a Level One Training sponsored by CSL and meet other criteria.  Information on these in-depth training opportunities can be found at www.selfleadership.org.

Additional Practice Sessions
In our experience serving as Program Assistants for the IFS training, we have come to believe that most of the practical learning happens in the triad practice sessions.  In the Level 1 training, each student participates in approximately fifteen practice sessions, in roles of therapist, client, and observer.  However, each person has different needs in this regard and different resources available.  We have designed this program so that you can choose to have as much or as little of the triad practice as you find appropriate, in addition to the three sessions that are included in your tuition.  However, we strongly suggest that you plan on benefitting from a significant number of such sessions, which are necessary to master the protocol.  You are welcome to book these with us for $120 per hour in triads ($40 per participant) or dyads ($60 per participant).

Continuing Education
We will provide a Certificate of Completion for up to 23 hours

Fees:

$875 if received before April 12
$950 after
Plus the cost of optional practice sessions

Contact:


For more information, please contact Jeannine Riskin at 828.808.5467 or email jrvansandt@gmail.com, Harry Schneider at 516.669.0071 or email personalconsulting@ymail.com and/or Ted Riskin at 828.338.5020 or email tedrisk@gmail.com

Internal Family Systems Workshop

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Cape Cod Institute
Cape Learning Network, LLC
PO Box 70
Westport, CT 06881
800-360-7890 (toll-free)
or 508-603-6800 (local)
Fax: 508-603-6801
E-mail: institute@cape.org

Schedule:

Monday
Introduction to IFS and overview of the process of IFS therapy

Tuesday
Working with resistant clients and/or difficult parts

Wednesday
IFS applied to couples

Thursday
IFS applied to groups, families, and larger systems

Friday
How to work with parts of the therapist that interfere with IFS therapy

Description:

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 by bringing the Self into its rightful role as leader of the internal system. The 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 the 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 in the healing, transference is reduced and clients do much of the work on their own, between sessions. Fifth, IFS gives therapists practical ways to understand and work with their 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' symptoms like suicide, 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.

This workshop is designed for therapists with little exposure to IFS as well as those who know the basics of IFS, but have trouble when clients resist, have particularly difficult parts, or when it comes to using the model with couples or larger systems. We will begin with an overview of IFS and then move on to the deeper exploration of issues that arise during treatment. This course will also provide the opportunity to participants to identify and work with the parts of themselves that interfere in their relationships with clients. The workshop will be a balance of lectures, demonstration, and experiential exercises.

Fees:

$625 Prior to March 1st, after $675

Contact:

To learn more and register, please visit the The Cape Cod Institute 

Internal Family Systems Workshop

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Cape Cod Institute 

Nauset Regional High School 100 Cable Road Eastham, MA 02642

Schedule:

July 15 - 19, 2019 

Description:

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 by bringing the Self into its rightful role as leader of the internal system. The 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 the 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 in the healing, transference is reduced and clients do much of the work on their own, between sessions. Fifth, IFS gives therapists practical ways to understand and work with their 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' symptoms like suicide, 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.

This workshop is designed for therapists with little exposure to IFS as well as those who know the basics of IFS, but have trouble when clients resist, have particularly difficult parts, or when it comes to using the model with couples or larger systems. We will begin with an overview of IFS and then move on to the deeper exploration of issues that arise during treatment. This course will also provide the opportunity to participants to identify and work with the parts of themselves that interfere in their relationships with clients. The workshop will be a balance of lectures, demonstration, and experiential exercises.

Fees:

$675.00 for one course

Contact:

To learn more and register, click HERE

Trauma & the IFS Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Hosted by: Therapy Training Boston 

The Walker Center 
171 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

Schedule:

July 30th

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

July 31st
9:00 am - 4:45 pm 

Description:

This presentation will provide a brief review of the basics of the IFS model by Richard Schwartz, PhD, who developed the model, then will focus in detail on its use with attachment and trauma. IFS is a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy now certified as an evidence-based practice by SAMHSA. IFS offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided, and a set of original techniques for creating safety and fostering Self-to-Self connection in individuals, couples and families.

The first day of the workshop will focus on helping clients release personal burdens related to traumatic experiences in their lives. An overview of the clinical applications of IFS in trauma work will be presented. You will learn through didactic teaching, interactive dialogue, demonstration and live interviews. 

During the second day, the focus will be on understanding and releasing legacy burdens. Legacy burdens are powerful organizers of our minds and behaviors. You will be become more aware of the beliefs and emotions we and our clients absorb from family, peers, ethnic groups and cultural contexts regarding ourselves and/or groups with whom we identify, as well as groups we consider “other.”  We will explore the sources of those burdens and the fears of releasing them. This work is critically important to create more peace and less divisiveness in our often fractured world.

New to this workshop, Dr. Schwartz will spend time focusing on how to support Self led activism. Dr. Schwartz will lay the foundation for and demonstrate how to work with personal and legacy burdens that get triggered in the context of political conflict and unrest. We will learn to work with what gets in the way of everyone's innate abilities to be an effective advocate, ally and activist. This will support our work as clinicians and citizens.

Grounded in systems thinking, Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems SM, in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves.  He focused on the systemic relationships patterns among these parts that were similarly organized across clients.  He found that when clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, they would experience spontaneously the qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion that Dr. Schwartz came to call the Self.  He will show us how to support clients in that state of Self, to facilitate their healing of their own parts. 

 

Fees:

Individual Registration: $370 

Group Registration: $350 
For more information on pricing, visit the Therapy Training Boston website. 

Contact:

To register click HERE

Internal Family Systems Therapy Embodying the Healing Wisdom

Presenter:

Dr. Richard Schwartz & Sarah Stewart, PsyD

Location:

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

57 Interlaken Road
Sturbridge, MA 01262

Schedule:

August 4 - 9th, 2019


Sunday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm. 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

For everyone, including therapists, non-therapists, and seasoned IFS practitioners.

The world’s religions teach that there is an untarnished essence within us, a Self from which wisdom, healing, and spiritual energy flow. We rarely experience this Self because it is obscured by self-protective psychological mechanisms, or lost in the fear, pain, and shame of past trauma.

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model helps you access the Self and bring its natural compassion and confidence into daily life. People who have used IFS report profound shifts in previously constraining feelings and beliefs. IFS introduces you to a detailed map of your psyche, including all subpersonalities and their inner conflicts. The Self then forms healing relationships with each of them.

Whether you want to deepen your skills or do personal work, this program offers the opportunity for transformative inner exploration and learning.

Fees:

$540.00 tuition, plus room & meals. 

Contact:

To learn more and register, please visit the Kripalu website.

Couples Retreat: Bringing Courageous Love to Your Intimate Relationship

Presenter:

Richard Schwartz, PhD

Location:

Craigville Retreat Center
Centerville MA

Schedule:

October 10-13, 2019

Description:

This workshop is designed to help you and your partner learn how to achieve courageous love.  Based on the presenter's Internal Family Sys-tems model of psychotherapy, you will learn how to find and heal parts of you that interfere in your intimacy.  In addition, you will discover the ef-fectiveness of communicating with your partner from a place of compas-sion, calm, clarity and confidence called the Self.  When couples have Self-led conversations, their relationships harmonize naturally.  They can discuss even highly charged issues productively and feel safe to reveal their most vulnerable parts to each other.

The workshop is opened to all intimate partners. Workshop is limited to 15 couples.

Fees:

Tuition is $2,500. per couple (including 3 nights lodging and 9 meals)

To pay your deposit of $1,250 please open this link, https://selfleadership.org/ifs-store-couples-retreat-2019.html.

Upon receipt of the deposit, AND completed application form you and your partner’s names will be placed on the registration list for the 2019 Couple’s Retreat.  More details will follow.  CSL will charge the balance of $1,250 on or after August 1, 2019

Cancellation/ Refund Policy:  If you withdraw/cancel after Sept 9, 2019 your tuition is forfeited.  If you withdraw prior to Sept 9 the de-posit /tuition is refundable only if your space can be filled, less a $250 admin fee. If the space is not filled, you forfeit the deposit/tuition.

Contact:

For more information and to receive your application, please contact Karin White at karinwhite@comcast.net.

A Spirit-Led Life: Christian Encounters with IFS

Presenter:

Mary Steege, MDiv, LMFT

Location:

Kanauga Conference Center
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Schedule:

Nov 3 – 8, 2019

Description:

Thru presentation, experiential exercises, contemplative practices and demonstrations, participants will:
     
•    Explore IFS from Christian perspectives.
•    Understand and apply the 8 C’s as a means for spiritual discernment.
•    Learn about spiritualizing, religious and Christ-Like parts.
•    Explore polarizations involving religious parts with burdens of fear/shame.
•    Glean the insights of IFS for incarnational theology.  

Retreats are open to IFS training graduates and others who are IFS informed, as well as non-participating companions. 

31 CEUs available for licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and, in some states, licensed clinical social workers.  31 IFS CEUs also available.

Fees:

$1300 program, meals, housing
$500 deposit due upon registration

Contact:

For more information and an application, contact Mary Steege at marysteege@gmail.com, or 262-995-3161.

2019 NPI Annual Gathering: Working with Different Parts of the Self

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Babson Executive Conference Center

1 Snyder Drive 
Babson Park, MA 02457

Schedule:

December 8 - 13, 2019

Description:

Renowned family therapist and trauma expert, Richard Schwartz, is regarded as a pioneer for developing the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. In this track you will apply the IFS model to yourself to identify and integrate your sub-personalities or parts of yourself and learn to access your larger, wiser “Self.” You will also learn to guide your clients as part of your coaching practice. For a taster, watch Dick’s keynote address on our website, under Next Practice Institute Resources.

Fees:

Program Fee - $8,000

Early Bird Discount before May 31, 2019 (10% discount)

Contact:

To learn more about this conference, go to their website HERE

A Spirit-Led Life: Christian Encounters with IFS - Costa Rica

Presenter:

Mary Steege, MDiv, LMFT

Location:

Costa Rica

Schedule:

January 25 thru February 1, 2020

Description:

Thru presentation, experiential exercises, contemplative practices and demonstrations, participants will:
     
•    Explore IFS from Christian perspectives.
•    Understand and apply the 8 C’s as a means for spiritual discernment.
•    Learn about spiritualizing, religious and Christ-Like parts.
•    Explore polarizations involving religious parts with burdens of fear/shame.
•    Glean the insights of IFS for incarnational theology.  

Retreats are open to IFS training graduates and others who are IFS informed, as well as non-participating companions.

31 CEUs available for licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and, in some states, licensed clinical social workers.  31 IFS CEUs also available.

Fees:

Starting under $2000
Includes program, meals, housing
$550 Deposit due upon registration

Contact:

For more information and an application, contact Mary Steege at marysteege@gmail.com, or 262-995-3161.

Introduction to Internal Family Systems

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Schedule:

January 25th and 26th, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Description:

This workshop meets on Saturday & Sunday, January 25th & 26th, 2020, 10am-5pm.

12 Continuing Education Credits Available for California licensed LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LMFTs. See below for details.

 

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is a highly efficient and effective way to access a state of inner clarity and compassion, or the Self, from which self-healing occurs. From the Self, participants are able to calm and transform their troubling inner voices, the critical and anxious chatter, compulsive distractions, as well as feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy, and being overwhelmed. These parts of the psyche are surprisingly responsive and resilient when addressed with respect and patience. They readily forsake their inner battles,and take on valuable inner roles once they are accepted and witnessed.

The IFS model offers an evidence-based, empowering and non-pathologizing paradigm for understanding and transforming our personal inner worlds. It also brings to therapists a sense of awe and adventure as they accompany clients on their inner journeys. IFS offers therapists and healers a way to make their practice more enjoyable, effective, and less of a struggle.

For clients, the healing and reorienting of their “inner families” in an environment of genuine acceptance translates into concrete behavioral change, as well as improved ability to relate well to people. IFS is a gentle, yet powerful, healing delivery system that releases the therapist from the need to be clever because it trusts and empowers the clients’ Self.

This workshop introduces the basic principles and techniques of IFS and illustrates them with experiential exercises and video illustrations. Participants walk away with new perspectives and methods for themselves and even their most difficult clients.

Continuing Education Credits (available for an additional $30): 12 CEs Available

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT licenses

• For questions about CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact CIIS Public Programs at publicprograms@ciis.edu

• LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Fees:

Registration - $380

Members - $304


Contact:

To register for this event, click HERE.  



Negotiating Relationships with IFS: Self-Leadership for Healing

Presenter:

Richard Schwartz, PhD. & Sarah Stewart, PsyD.

Location:

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 

57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Schedule:

March 8 - 13, 2020

Sunday 7:30–9:30 pm
Monday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Tuesday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm, 7:30–9:30 pm 
Wednesday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Thursday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Friday 9:00–11:00 am

Description:

For everyone, including therapists, non-therapists, and seasoned IFS practitioners.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a highly effective way of guiding people to a sense of Self, a state of inner clarity and compassion from which they can see their reactivity to others as based in their own history. From the Self, one can calm and transform troubling inner voices and feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy, and overwhelm.

By utilizing IFS, therapists and lay people can hold this Self state of loving-kindness—allowing you to work with your own experience and thus maintain a center from which to engage with others and help them heal. Learn how to remain steady, centered, and openhearted in the face of your own and other’s reactivity in this program that offers

  • An introduction to the IFS model of psychotherapy
  • Tools to apply IFS to relationships
  • New ways to work with counter-transference with clients.

For therapists, Self-leadership in the face of a client’s extreme emotions or predicaments is central to therapeutic effectiveness. Return home ready to work with your side of the dynamic and hold space for others to do the same.

Recommended reading/listening/viewing Richard C. Schwartz, You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For (Internal Family Systems); Internal Family Systems Therapy; The Mosaic Mind: Empowering the Tormented Selves of Child Abuse Survivors; and Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model

Note Social Worker CE credits are pending for this program. Contact the CE Coordinator for more information at cec@kripalu.org

Fees:

$540 per person, plus room & meals.  

Contact:

To learn more and register, click HERE