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:

September 20, 2019
October 11, 2019
November 1, 2019
November 22, 2019
December 13, 2019

December 20, 2019 (Make-up session in case of cancellation.)

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 course.  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 https://selfleadership.org/level-1-trainings.html

In addition to the three triad practice sessions included in this program, you are welcome to increase your mastery by booking additional sessions with us.

Continuing Education
We will provide a Certificate of Completion for 25 hours

Fees:

$875 if received before September 10th
$950 after
Additional practice sessions can be booked at $120 per hour in triads ($40 per participant) or dyads ($60 per participant).

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 Therapy: Embodying the Healing Wisdom

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

1440 Multiversity 

800 Bethany Drive
Scottsdale, CA 95066

Schedule:

October 18th - 21st, 2019


Description:

Are you ready to help your patients/clients create emotional and spiritual change? Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) provides a groundbreaking model for mental health professionals to learn about transformation, taking an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of their patients/clients that are stuck in reactive patterns and holding them back from living their best life.

Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD, this workshop will introduce the basic principles and techniques of IFS and illustrate with experiential exercises and video illustrations. Clinicians will:

  • Review the history and development of the Internal Family Systems model of therapy
  • Explain the basic assumptions of IFS in regard to non-pathological multiplicity of mind and the concept of “SELF”
  • List the goals of IFS Therapy
  • Describe the concept of releasing uncomfortable feelings and beliefs which allows harmony and balance in the inner system
  • Name the three categories of sub-personalities that most often present in therapy: Manager parts, Firefighter parts, Exiled parts
  • Identify the dynamics of the three-group system
  • Tell the IFS concept of SELF and its role and effectiveness as a leader in the system
  • Interpret the qualities of SELF: curiosity, compassion, confidence, courage, clarity, creativity, connectedness, calmness
  • Summarize the power of working with the client¹s Self in therapy
  • Describe the benefits of IFS therapy
  • Discuss the therapeutic relationship as it applies to the IFS therapist
  • Review and clarify material covered during the workshop.

This application of family systems principles and techniques is now widely used internationally in the treatment of trauma and severe diagnoses. 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 patient’s/client’s Self.

 

Fees:

All-inclusive program package to include:

  • Tuition
  • Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Signature classes and wellness offerings

Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.


To learn more about program fees, please visit the 1440 website.  

Contact:

To register and learn more, visit 1440

Intimacy from the Inside Out: An IFS Application to Couples Therapy

Presenter:

Ann E. Drouilhet, LICSW, LMFT with Liz Brenner, LICSW

Location:

Sponsored by Therapy Training Boston at 
First Parish Church Waltham
50 Church St.
Waltham, MA 02452

Schedule:

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Description:

This workshop will offer a thorough review of the assumptions, theory and methods of the IFS application to Couples Therapy known as Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO).  Developed by Toni Herbine-Blank, this model of couple therapy offers an efficient use of many of the basic Internal Family Systems skills to working with couples.  We will begin with a review by Liz Brenner of the basic assumptions and practices of the Internal Family Systems Model. Then our time will be spent with Ann Drouilhet's in-depth presentation of the IFIO model, showing and discussing video of Toni’s work, leading relevant internal exploration to help practitioners learn the model from the inside out as well as demonstrating IFIO protocols.
 
Ann will teach participants how to track sequences of interaction between couples which include how parts of them interact with each other in repetitive, problematic patterns. She will illustrate a skillful way to invite each couple member to be willing to work on what they bring to the relational impasse. Participants will learn how to help individual clients bring their best Selves to their relationships. This is accomplished by helping each individual be the primary caretaker for their own emotional needs. Participants will learn how to help individual clients to unblend from protective parts that defend them and bring Self Leadership to the relationship (i.e. bring their best Selves to their relationships). Strategies to help them be the primary caretaker for their own vulnerabilities allow them to also show up in healthy ways for and with their partners. Protocols for doing individual parts work in the context of couple therapy will be taught. A model for helping clients speak for rather than from their parts (i.e. speaking about reactive thoughts and feelings rather than acting them out in the session) in a way that creates the possibility of generative conversations that enhance intimacy will be shown.
 

Ann brings a deep knowledge of family systems, Internal Family Systems and IFIO thinking and practices to her teaching of this model of couple therapy. This workshop is open to helping professionals who have a range of experience with IFS and IFIO. It will be a thorough introduction to those who are new to the model and an intensive review and deepening of practice for those who have been exposed to the work. Before or after the workshop, participants will be glad to read Toni Herbine-Blank’s book Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Intimate Relationships. A basic review of the IFS model, The Larger Self, written by Richard Schwartz will be shared with participants prior the workshop to help everyone be oriented to the content of the training.

Learning Objectives
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Participants will be able to:
  •     List a few essential assumptions of the IFIO model that differentiate it from other models of couple therapy
  •     Explain the theory and describe the methods of each of the four core protocols of the IFIO model
  •     Identify and “unblend” from parts of the therapist that may interfere with the effective application of the IFIO model in couple therapy

6 CEs available

Fees:

Individual Registration: $140, $130 early registration, received by 9/6/19.
​Group Registration: $130 per person for groups of two or more, $125 per person early registration for groups of two or more, received by 9/6/19. Groups must register and pay together to receive the discount.
Members of Clinicians United, Black Therapists Rock, NEAFAST and people working in Caring Together programs may access a discounted rate of $120.

Contact:

For more information and to register, please click here.

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

Introduction to Internal Family Systems

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Hosted by: California Institute of Integral Studies
InterContinental San Francisco

888 Howard 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.  



Understanding Loneliness Through the Lens of IFS

Presenter:

Nancy Wonder, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Location:

Dallas, TX

Schedule:

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Description:

This workshop will address loneliness in our culture and how it shows up in our clients. We will use the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model to map out typical parts that are activated around loneliness and explore how IFS therapy can be used to help clients heal. We will also discuss the IFS understanding of counter-transference and ways to work through the issues that arise when clients present with feelings of loneliness.

Some prior experience of IFS is required for this workshop. If you have not attended an Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy Workshop, please consider signing up for the PESI workshop Nancy will be facilitating January 31, 2020 at the same location as our workshop. 

Fees:

$175 (includes 6 CEU’s)

Contact:

For more information and registration, go to www.katiewinikates.com

Self-Compassion in Inner and Outer Relationships

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Esalen Institute

55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Schedule:

February 2 - 7, 2020


Sunday 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 12:45 pm 
Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Description:

This five-day retreat is open to anyone — currently in a relationship or not — who wants to explore the idea that it is possible and optimal to bring one's full heart to any important relationship. In a safe and supportive environment, this experience will offer ways to work with the parts of ourselves that stand in the way of giving and receiving love fully.

With the beauty of the Pacific coast to support and nurture your process, you will have the opportunity to explore many aspects of self-compassion in the following ways:

  • Learn about the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy and gain skills that make self-exploration engaging and deeply satisfying
  • Address the question, "Who am I in a relationship?"
  • Use tools to understand the nature of relational burdens and let go of old ways of relating
  • Engage in deep personal work that can lead to the development of new beliefs about yourself
  • Support and be supported by others on a similar journey
  • Increase courage to take new risks in connecting

Prepare to open yourself to the possibility of building truly connected relationships.

CE credit for nurses.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

Fees:

To view pricing information, click HERE

Contact:

To learn more and register, click HERE

The I in the Storm: Bringing Self Leadership to Everyday Life

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Esalen Institute 

55000 Highway 1 
Big Sur, CA 93920

Schedule:

February 9 - 14, 2020


Sunday 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 12:45 pm 
Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

This workshop introduces the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, and teaches healing professionals and all who are interested how to apply it to their own countertransference. Richard Schwartz developed IFS as he learned to set aside his trained assumptions and truly listen to his clients. IFS is a highly effective way of guiding people to a state of inner clarity and compassion (called the Self) from which they know how to heal themselves. From the Self, one can calm and transform troubling inner voices, compulsive distractions, and feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy and overwhelm. These parts of the psyche are surprisingly responsive and resilient when addressed with respect and patience.

A therapist’s ability to remain steady, centered and openhearted in the face of clients’ extreme emotions or predicaments is central to his or her effectiveness. By utilizing IFS, therapists and laypeople can hold this Self state of loving kindness that allows others to heal themselves.

Participants will gain the tools to understand the role of the Self, discuss the role of mindfulness in self-awareness and recognize the essential features of the IFS model. This workshop is for everyone.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

CE credit for nurses.

Fees:

To learn more about pricing, click HERE

Contact:

To register and learn more, click HERE

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): 2-Day Experiential Workshop

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES OAKLAND
77 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Schedule:

February 27th and 28th, 2020

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

As a young therapist, I often struggled to get results. I avoided my client’s internal emotions and instead tried to control the difficult symptoms I was seeing – which led to heated arguments and frustration rather than progress. 

When I started listening closely to my clients, I finally discovered the answer to healing and transformation … 

As clients would talk about their different parts (and how the parts felt pain and emotions), I realized that was the key – we have to free each part from the trauma, abuse, attachment injuries and suffering that they feel. 

Since I began developing Internal Family Systems (IFS) 30 years ago, it has been scientifically tested to be effective at helping a wide variety of mental health conditions – such as trauma, addiction, anxiety and depression – which is why it is one of the fastest growing approaches in therapy. 

Hailed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, IFS will transform your clients’ lives as they learn to heal themselves. No more therapist directives or insights, rather IFS will provide a connection with your client that creates lasting healing. 

Please join me for this rare 2-day training – I want to give you the skills you need to use IFS, so you can improve what you’re doing in the therapy room – and see transformation in your clients’ lives. 

Fees:

$499 Single Registration 

$439 Single Registration: (Advance Price End 2/7/2020)
$439 2+ Group Rate: per person 

Contact:

To register and learn more, 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

A Retreat Integrating Internal Family Systems with Practices from Tibetan Buddhism

Presenter:

Lama John Makransky and Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Location:

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

253 Philbrick Hill Road

Springfield, NH 03748

Schedule:

May 1st - 3rd, 2020

May 1st at 3:00 pm - May 3rd at noon

Description:

Have you noticed that, even after years of dedicated and sincere spiritual practice, whole areas of our personalities and lives can remain untouched by the compassion and wisdom described in the spiritual teachings? There is a paradigm shift taking place in both psychology and spiritual practice. It hinges on recognizing that we have not just one personality, but many inner sub-personalities, or parts, whose burdens obscure our access to the qualities and energy of our fuller awareness–our true Self. When we notice these parts of ourselves and how our minds have identified with them, we can learn how to welcome and integrate them into our spiritual life.

In this weekend retreat, Richard Schwartz, developer of the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS), and Lama John Makransky, developer of the Innate Compassion Training Model (ICT, adapted from Tibetan Buddhism), explore how principles and practices of IFS and ICT can help us uncover our true Self, which can hold all parts of ourselves and others in the healing and liberating powers of unconditional compassion and wisdom.

Fees:

For information on fees and registration, contact: 

retreats@wonderwellrefuge.org

Contact:

For information on fees and registration, contact: 

retreats@wonderwellrefuge.org