IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications

IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications digital course
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IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications

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22 Hours 17 Minutes


Oct 21, 2020

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Are you ready to transform your practice with Internal Family Systems?

IFS has been hailed as “the treatment method that all clinicians should know to treat clients effectively” by Bessel van der Kolk, author of the New York Times Best-seller The Body Keeps the Score.

And starting December 17th, you can join this new self-study online course where you will learn how to implement the evidence-based IFS model into your clinical practice.

Whether you’re brand new to IFS or have been practicing the model for years, you will discover how to refine and customize the model to fit your client’s unique needs and improve therapeutic outcomes for trauma, anxiety, shame, kids, couples, addictions, eating disorders, LGBTQIA+, racial trauma, and more…

Join this immersive course, hosted by Dr. Frank Anderson, featuring IFS Developer Richard Schwartz and nine of the best IFS innovators.

Through unusually candid interviews, a recorded Q&A call, detailed instruction, and clinical handouts, you’ll get the tools and strategies you need to bring new life and excitement to your own work.

Don’t wait, lock in your spot today!

Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy – New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Self Leadership, and he receives royalties from Routledge and PESI Publishing. He is a supervisor and lecturer at the Trauma Center and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Frank Anderson is a member of the New England Society Studying Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.Related seminars and products

The Center for Self Leadership

Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he discovered that family therapy alone did not achieve full symptom relief and in asking patients why, he learned that they were plagued by what they called “parts.” These patients became his teachers as they described how their parts formed networks of inner relationship that resembled the families he had been working with. He also found that as they focused on and, thereby, separated from their parts, they would shift into a state characterized by qualities like curiosity, calm, confidence and compassion. He called that inner essence the Self and was amazed to find it even in severely diagnosed and traumatized patients. From these explorations, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was born in the early 1980s.

IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely-used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.

In 2013, Schwartz left the Chicago area and now lives in Brookline, MA where he is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is the Founder and President of the IFS Institute (formerly the Center for Self Leadership). He maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and Northwestern University. Dr. Schwartz is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

Paul Ginter, Ed.D.Related seminars and products

Paul Ginter, Ed.D., is an licensed psychologist and lead senior IFS trainer at the IFS Institute. In his private practice, Paul primarily uses the Internal Family Systems Model in his work with individuals, couples and families He works with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues.

Paul is the co-founder of the Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness. He also served as the Organizational Learning Officer at the Fetzer Institute, a private operating foundation in Kalamazoo. Before living in Kalamazoo, Paul was the Program Director for Wellness House, a not-for-profit organization located in Hinsdale, Illinois providing psychosocial support for cancer patients and their families. Prior to living in the Chicago area, Paul was a psychologist at college counseling centers at the University of Georgia and East Tennessee State University.

Paul received his B.A from Albion College, master’s degrees from the University of Iowa and Western Michigan University and his doctorate from WMU.

Chris H Burris, LPC, LMFTRelated seminars and products

Chris Burris, LPC, LMFT, is a IFS Senior Lead Trainer for the IFS Institute. He has been an IFS Therapist for since 1999 and is trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He utilizes mind/body approaches of therapy in alleviating traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety disorders. He has worked extensively with couples, families, teenagers, and children and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. He is currently in Private Practice in Asheville North Carolina.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Chris Burris maintains a private practice.

Non-financial: Chris Burris is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Cece Sykes, LCSWRelated seminars and products

Cece Sykes, LCSW,  is a senior trainer with the Center for Self Leadership, teaching IFS training programs across the US and internationally. She has been in clinical practice for over 30 years treating individuals, couples and families. Trained initially as a structural-strategic family therapist, Cece worked for decades with trauma survivors and families affected by abuse, chronic trauma and addictions. Cece expanded her clinical focus to include the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy in the late 1990’s. She was drawn to its elegant and compassionate approach to treating trauma, addictive processes and other hard-to-treat clinical issues. She has led workshops and training seminars for many years including at The Institute for Juvenile Research, The Department of Children and Family Services, The Family Institute at Northwestern University and many other mental health agencies. She was adjunct faculty at Governors State University and at the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She co-authored two journal articles on treatment of sexual abuse in the late 1980’s, contributed to the development of the IFS core training texts and recently contributed a chapter on compassionate treatment of addictive process in IFS Elaborations and Innovations (Routledge, 2016).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cece Sykes is in private practice. She receives a speaking fee from Center for Self Leadership. Ms. Sykes receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Cece Sykes is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the Internal Family Systems Association.

Jeanne Catanzaro, Ph.D.Related seminars and products

Jeanne Catanzaro, Ph.D. is a certified IFS therapist and licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years’ experience in treating eating and trauma related issues. She has written articles about IFS and eating disorders and is dedicated to helping people develop Self-led relationships with food and their bodies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jeanne Catanzaro maintains a private practice. She is an author and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jeanne Catanzaro has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Michael Elkin, MA, LMFT, NBCCHRelated seminars and products

Michael Elkin, MA, LMFT, NBCCH, is an IFS Senior Trainer who has been involved with the model since 1995. He has been a popular presenter, conducting scores of trainings and workshops throughout the US and Europe and has taught level one trainings in Boston every year since 2003. He was a pioneer in applying hypnotic and strategic approaches to addiction treatment and has integrated those tools into IFS treatment. He is the author of, “Families Under the Influence” and several articles.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michael Elkin is the director at The Center for Collaborative Solutions.

Non-financial: Michael Elkin is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Toni Herbine-Blank, MSN, RNRelated seminars and products

Toni Herbine-Blank, MSN, RN, IFS Senior Trainer for the IFS Institute and is the developer of Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO).

Toni was trained in Family Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned both her RN and advanced practice degree in Psychiatric Nursing. She began training students in Internal Family Systems Therapy in 2004 and since has been instrumental in designing programs and writing curricula for Levels 1 and 2 IFS training programs. Toni has been in private practice since 1996 specializing in the treatment of couples and individuals. In 2009, after designing a training for IFS therapists to apply the model to couples therapy, Toni offered the first Intimacy from the Inside Out© Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then the program has been received with great enthusiasm across the United States.

Toni’s passion is in guiding therapists to become courageous, clear and confident. She has a reputation for being a creative, lively, and fiercely compassionate trainer. Toni lives in Durango, Colorado with her husband Jordan. They enjoy the magnificent outdoors whenever possible accompanied by their horses and dogs.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Toni Herbine-Blank maintains a private practice. She has an employment relationship with Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Non-financial: Toni Herbine-Blank has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Pamela Krause, LCSWRelated seminars and products

Pamela Krause, LCSW, IFS Senior Trainer with the IFS Institute. She has over 20 years of clinical experience with adults, adolescents, and children. Her expertise in IFS includes a sub-specialty in adapting the IFS model for use in children and adolescents. In addition to leading both Level 1 and 2 IFS trainings, Pam has developed specific trainings addressing the use of IFS with children and adolescents. Pam has developed online training programs including: the IFS Online Circle which she developed with Toni Herbine-Blank; and an IFS Continuity Program addressing the use of IFS with Children and Adolescents. She has contributed a chapter on the use of IFS with children and teens in Internal Family Systems: New Dimensions, and co-authored a chapter discussing the use of IFS and EMDR in EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children. In addition to her teaching, Pam maintains a private practice near Harrisburg, Pa.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pamela Krause maintains a private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Center for Self-Learning.

Non-financial: Pamela Krause has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

James Andralis, LCATRelated seminars and products

Jim Andralis, LCAT, is an Assistant Trainer for the IFS Institute. His is a Manhattan-based psychotherapist in private practice. He has also been trained in EMDR and studied integrated trauma treatment at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Trauma Studies Center. Jim has been involved in every New York Metro area Level 1 IFS training since 2011, and loves being part of the growing network of IFS people here. He and his husband, Larry, live in Manhattan’s East Village.

Deran Young, LCSWRelated seminars and products

Deran Young, LCSW, is the founder of Black Therapists Rock and works with Brené Brown training on the topic of diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Deran Young is the founder of Black Therapists Rock. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Deran Young has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Martha Sweezy, PhDRelated seminars and products

Martha Sweezy, PhD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a program consultant and supervisor at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is coauthor of Internal Family Systems Therapy, The IFS Skills Training Manual; and Intimacy from the Inside Out. She has written numerous books and articles on IFS, including for the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and the American Journal of Psychotherapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Martha Sweezy maintains a private practice. She is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sweezy is an author for PESI Publishing & Media; and Guilford Press and receives royalties.

Non-financial: Martha Sweezy has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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