The Center for Self Leadership presents:



A Monthly Membership Program with
Dr. Richard Schwartz and Senior IFS Faculty


DICK-SCHWARTZ I’m excited to tell you about our new online monthly membership program, Internal Family Systems Online Circle. The Online Circle Program offers exciting IFS content for current students and graduates of our training programs, as well as people new to IFS. The IFS Online Circle is not designed to replace the IFS level one training, which is a requirement for anyone who wants to practice IFS in clinical or professional settings. It is intended instead to provide up-to-date content to support your IFS journey, whether you are a beginner or are advanced. The IFS Online Circle will be useful to you for 3 primary reasons:

  1. This new online teaching format will give those new to the model a good introductory overview of the principles and techniques.
  2. The monthly teachings and gathering is a powerful way to stay in touch on a regular basis and to be part of  the growing worldwide IFS community and to have your questions answered by me or by lead trainers.
  3. You will receive our latest thinking about a variety of important topics in IFS and watch new video illustrations of those.

Each month myself and two of our senior IFS trainers will present essential aspects of the IFS model. This means that you can continue learning and stay current on the latest evolution of the IFS model from the comfort of your home or office. I am a strong believer in reviewing and grounding the fundamentals. I will also present at times: live demos, advanced IFS topics, new videos, and other content. In addition, each session will feature opportunities for question and answer, and other dialogue. I am very grateful to have you in the IFS community and excited about this opportunity to grow together. I look forward to seeing you as a member of the IFS Online Circle.

In appreciation,
Dr. Richard Schwartz

P.S. This is a membership program is monthly but designed initially be a rich 12-month teaching so we are asking you commit to the full year to get the most benefit.

P.P.S. IFS Online Circle comes with a 30-day, 100% guarantee so you can try the first month risk free.


"In a complex world, systems thinking is the tool of choice. To my knowledge, it has never before been put to such good use as it has in Richard Schwartz's model of the Internal Family Systems.”
--Ron Kurtz, B.A., Developer of the Hakomi Method of Body Centered Psychotherapy

IFS - An Evidence-Based Therapy System

We are pleased to share with the professional therapy community the exciting news that the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is now posted on NREPP as an evidence-based practice.

NREPP is the National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a national repository that is maintained by the U.S. government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Interventions listed in NREPP, now including IFS, have been subject to independent, rigorous scrutiny and are deemed to show significant impact on individual outcomes relating to mental health.


Applications of The Internal Family Systems

"The place in history of Richard Schwartz's IFS model and the Multiplicity of the Mind Theory which it validates, is not unlike that of biology before publication of 'On Origin of Species'."
--John B. Livingstone, M.D., Harvard Medical School,
Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Gaffney and Livingstone

What You'll Receive as a Member of the IFS Online Circle

The 'Online Circle' Includes Core IFS Teachings Every Month

1. IFS Fast Start Video Series

Learn the fundamental IFS principles
In this fast start video series you will learn the: 1) Principles of Self-Leadership, 2) What is Internal Family Systems, 3) IFS: An Evidence Based Research System, 4) Expansion Opportunities for IFS Practitioners, and 5) How IFS Creates a Health Model of Healing

2. Monthly Webinars with Dr. Richard Schwartz

Each month we will be on a LIVE 60-75 minute call with Dr. Richard Schwartz who will be teaching a new topic each month. This will include a question and answer session. All of these webinars will be recorded and will be available afterward for listing or download just in case you are unable to make the call.

3. Monthly Video Teachings from Leading IFS Trainers

Each month you will get teachings from IFS senior trainers' Pamela Krause and Toni Herbine-Blank that will take your through different areas of learning, applications, exercises, and case studies.

4. Downloadable Transcripts, Recordings and Supporting Documents

Each month we will transcribe all of the videos and teachings so that you can review and make your own personal notes on the teachings.

5. Private IFS Online Circle Facebook Group

You will get access to a private membership community on Facebook where you can meet and speak with other IFS practitioners around the world.

""Internal Family Systems Therapy, developed by Richard Schwartz, is one of the most innovative psychotherapeutic approaches to emerge in recent years. Schwartz's model is a unique application of family systems theory to the complex and conflictual interactional system within each person. Psychotherapists working with individuals, couples, or families will find these ideas and methods stimulating and useful, and will value Schwartz's compassion and respect for clients in their painful dilemmas and their change efforts."
--Froma Walsh, Ph.D., Professor & Co-Director, Center for Family Health, University of Chicago, Past President, American Family Therapy Academy

About the IFS Founder and Contributing Lead Trainers

Here are Some of the Planned
Topics for the Next 12 Months

APRIL 2016: Review of Basics of IFS Theory

MAY 2016: Unblending - Accessing Self

JUNE 2016: Direct Access - Therapist talks to Parts

JULY 2016: Working With Protectors

AUGUST 2016:  Common Protector Fears and How to Address Them

SEPTEMBER 2016: Creating a Trusting Relationship with Exile

OCTOBER 2016:  Healing an Exile - Witnessing

NOVEMBER 2016: Retrieval - Getting Exiles Out of the Past

DECEMBER 2016: Unburdening - Releasing Extreme Beliefs and Emotions

JANUARY 2017: Integration - Bringing in the Protectors

FEBRUARY 2017: Maintenance - Client’s During-week Follow-up

MARCH 2017: Parts and Presence of Therapist

Approved for 22 Units of CEs

Jointly sponsored by Commonwealth Educational Seminars, we are very pleased to be offering CE credits for the IFS Inner Circle Program. We are offering 22 credits for each Module which consists of 6 months of on-line course training.

Professions include Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, & Licensed Professional Counselors.  There is a nominal charge of $69.

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  • "Meditations for Self" by Richard C. Schwartz [AUDIO PROGRAM]

    Richard leads eight meditations to help you develop more awareness and love for your parts. His confident, calm manner provides gentle guidance to your inner exploration. These meditations can become the foundation of a daily practice designed to bring more self leadership to your life.

  • IFS and Spirituality: A Buddhist and Christian Perspective [VIDEO]

    The Buddha as an IFS Therapist with Flint Sparks, PhD The Way of Radical Compassion: The Spiritual Paths of Jesus and IFS with Frank Rogers, PhD

  • IFS in Mediation and Education [VIDEO]

    Three presentations: 1. Managing and Connecting Inner and Outer Conflict: Integration of IFS and Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice; Leonard Riskin, JD 2. Mediation, Multiple Minds, and the Negotiation Within; David Hoffman, JD 3. Introducing IFS to an Urban School System; Gail Tomala, MA, MSMFT, PhD

Summary of the Internal Family Systems

Online Circle Membership

  • 1. Internal Family Systems Fast Start Video Series [Value $97]
  • 2. 12 Monthly Teachings and Q&A with IFS Founder Dr. Richard Schwartz [Value $997]
  • 3. 12 Monthly Teachings from IFS Lead Trainers [Value $997]
  • 4. Transcripts, Audio and Video Downloads for all the Monthly Teachings [Value $297]
  • 5. Private Internal Family Systems Facebook Group [Value Priceless]
  • BONUS #1: "Meditations for Self" by Richard C. Schwartz [Audio] [Value Priceless]
  • BONUS #2: IFS and Spirituality: A Buddhist and Christian Perspective [Video]
  • BONUS #3: IFS in Mediation and Education [Video]

Total Membership Value: $2,397+

Regular Price: $997

Special 1-Year Membership Offer: $497


IMPORTANT: The annual program officially began in April so registration is open for a limited time. After you signup you'll be given a immediate access to the private member area.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

We want all of our community members to be as thrilled with the information that we’re providing as we are and we’re confident that you WILL be totally satisfied. But if you’re not, for whatever reason, you can simply email us within 30 days and get your money back…no questions asked. I want to thank you in advance for joining us. Dr. Dick Schwartz

What Others Are Saying

Internal Family Systems is a powerful model and treatment modality!

Diane Fosha, P.h.D., Developer of AEDP

The Internal Family Systems model is designed to bring stability and real leadership to the whole internal family. For doing this, there is no better method.

Ron Kurtz, Creator of the Hakomi Method

For me, discovering Internal Family Systems therapy was a breakthough.

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Medical Doctor