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Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 Training
Friday, September 10, 2021, 8:00 AM to Sunday, December 12, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Category: CE Events: Adult Individuals

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1 TrainingInternal Family Systems is at the forefront of a movement toward a more collaborative therapeutic approach that relies on clients’ intuitive wisdom. IFS offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. This course will review the clinical concepts of IFS therapy, including: 1. psychic multiplicity as the norm; 2. how psychological trauma encourages extreme defenses in protective sub personalities; 3. 2 categories of sub personalities that are most often relevant in therapy: protective sub personalities and exiled sub personalities; 4. the positive intent of key defensive strategies that are used by protective sub personalities; 5. the seat of consciousness called the Self in IFS; 6. the 2 methods of communicating with parts: in-sight and direct access. This course will review the clinical goals of IFS therapy, including: 1. unblending, or the mindful differentiation of sub personalities from the Self as a means to speak for, rather than from, protective sub personalities; 2. witnessing the traumatic experiences of vulnerable sub personalities; 3. unburdening vulnerable sub personalities; 4. helping protective sub personalities to find new rolesThe training includes lecture, discussion, demonstration, videoreview, experiential exercise, and small group practice. This training comprises 4, 3-day sessions (18 hours per session), plus four 2-hour small practice groups on an evening from September through December (8 hours), and 2 evening two-hour large group sessions with Dick Schwartz to discuss videos of some of his recorded interviews (4 hours). In total there will be 84 program hours.

Hosted by Cambridge Health Alliance Psychiatry CME online for 84 CEs. For more info, visit the event webpage.