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 Sundays:
November 4, 2018
December 16, 2018
January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019

March 10, 2019

Tuition includes one personal IFS session and three triad practice sessions in between the modules.  These can be in-person or remote.

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. 

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
This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.
We have applied for 26 CEUs.
CEU Administration Fee: $60

Fees:

$775 if received before October 14
$850 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

Negotiating Relationships with IFS Self-Leadership for Healing

Presenter:

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. and Sarah Stewart, PsyD.

Location:

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Schedule:

March 3 - 8th, 2019

Sunday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday Evening 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 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. By utilizing IFS, therapists and lay people can hold this Self state—allowing you to work with your own experience and thus maintain a center from which to help others 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 IFS

·     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.

 


 



Fees:

$540.00 per person, plus room and meals. 

Contact:

To learn more & register, visit the Kripalu website. 

The Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy:Treating Trauma & Addictions

Presenter:

Derek Scott, RSW, Founder of IFSCA

Location:

The Highland Country Club
(1922 Highland Heights) London, Ontario

Schedule:

April 29th, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Description:

Developed over the past three decades, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is an evidence-based therapy that 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. Developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, IFS is the most comprehensive model now emerging as the dominant therapeutic modality which regards the personality as a system of subpersonalities.

Schwartz’s model states that in addition to the many parts that constitute the system, we also all have a Self. The Self is characterized by the presence of the following qualities: calmness, clarity, curiosity, compassion, confidence, courage, creativity and connectedness and has “emergent compassion, lucidity, and wisdom to get to know and care for these inner personalities”. It is the client’s Self that is responsible for healing their own system; this model does not foster dependency on the therapist.

This training will introduce the basics of the IFS model and its use with attachment and trauma. Unique to the model, IFS does not use grounding techniques, nor does it use traditional methods for working within the “window of tolerance”, and is a model and method endorsed by Bessel Van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Gabor Mate and many others in the trauma and addiction field. 

Similarly, addictive behaviors are approached from a wholly original perspective, recognizing that, from a multiplicity perspective, the parts engaging in extreme behaviors are serving the individual in the way they believe they need to in the absence of viable alternatives. IFS provides the viable alternative in terms of the healing facilitated by the client’s Self. This model is completely non-pathologizing.

Through lecture, video, discussion, experiential exercises, presentation of case studies and a demonstration, participants’ understanding of the model will be greatly enhanced.

Participants will

    1. Become familiar with/deepen their understanding of the IFS model
    2. Be able to discern the role of proactive aspects of the protective system from reactive aspects of the protective system
    3. Be invited to reflect on their own “parts” that engage in the therapeutic process
    4. Develop an understanding of how to develop and facilitate greater self-compassion
    5. Learn and understand the basics of the IFS model including the 3 types of parts we typically encounter in session, and introduce the concept of Self energy
    6. Understand how the model may be applied to specific concerns and populations, especially trauma and addiction
    7. Be able to ask as many questions as they need and know where to go for further information


Fees:

Early Bird Registration (Before April 15th, 2019)
$200 plus hst = $226.00

Group Rate (3-5 people)
$190 plus hst = $214.70 per person

Group Rate (6 or more)
$185 plus hst = $209.05 per person

Regular Rate (After April 15th, 2019)

$215 plus hst = $242.95

For group rates, please contact us for an invoice and total quote.


CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received two weeks or more prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $45 cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the event are not eligible for a refund. However, you may send a colleague in your place.

Contact:

For more information and to register, please 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.