The Center for Self Leadership presents:



A 12-Month Private Online Program with
Dr. Richard Schwartz and Senior IFS Trainers
Toni Herbine-Blank and Pamela Krause


Welcome to the IFS Online Circle


I’m excited to tell you we are offering our online monthly membership program, Internal Family Systems Online Circle, for a fourth year beginning this April.

This program has been successful for three years beyond our wildest dreams. We are so honored to have been able to reach people from 28 different countries, and to have made IFS learning accessible to people everywhere.

The IFS Online Circle Program offers exciting IFS content for those interested in the IFS model. 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 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. The online teaching format will give those new to the model a good introductory overview of the principles and techniques.

2. The monthly teachings and online community are powerful ways 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 outstanding senior IFS trainers, Pamela Krause and Toni Herbine-Blank 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.

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

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. If you have already completed the IFS Online Circle, or graduated from one of our training programs, please click here for the IFS Continuity Program.

P.P.S. The IFS Online Circle comes with a 30-day, 100% money back guarantee so you can try the first month completely 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 of 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 Model

"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 you 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 the Topics
for the Next 12 Months

APRIL 2019: Overview of IFS Theory

MAY 2019: The Flow of the Model

JUNE 2019: The Protective System

JULY 2019: Fears of the Protectors

AUGUST 2019:  Working with Exiles

SEPTEMBER 2019: The Trauma behind the Rage

OCTOBER 2019:  Polarizations - Conflicting but Complimentary

NOVEMBER 2019: Direct Access and In-Sight

DECEMBER 2019: Parts of the Therapist and the Therapeutic Relationship

JANUARY 2020: Integration - Bringing in the Protectors

FEBRUARY 2020: The Body & The Autonomic Nervous System

MARCH 2020: Putting it all Together

Pending Approval for 40 CEs

We are very pleased to be offering CE credits for the IFS Online Circle Program. We are offering 20 credits for each 6-month module, so you can earn up to 40 CEs for the entire Online Circle program.

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

For detailed information about CEs, please click here.

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

Dr. Schwartz 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.

Bonus #2:
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

Bonus #3:
IFS and Spirituality: A Buddhist and Christian Perspective [VIDEO]

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

PLUS Receive the Following Bonus Content:

  • 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q.What if I can’t make the call times because of previous appointments or if I live in a different time zone?

    A.All of the calls will be recorded and available in our private Facebook page within several hours.

    You’ll also have access to them on the private membership site where you can listen to them online OR you can DOWNLOAD all of the talks to listen to them on your phone or other device. This means that you’ll own this series forever. Some people like to review the material numerous times and others prefer to listen to all the recordings at once.

    You will also get transcripts of the recorded materials and calls because many people like to take notes while they listen.

  • Q.Can I participate in the IFS Online Circle if I have not attended or completed an IFS level one training?

    A.Yes. CSL created this course so that anyone interested in the IFS model can get an understanding of the core elements of the model. It is also for those who are looking to both review and expand their base knowledge.

    However, the IFS Online Circle is not intended in any way to replace our live trainings, which are required to engage in clinical IFS practice and to become certified. To learn more about IFS trainings, click here.

    The IFS Online Circle gives you an opportunity to experience teachings from both IFS expert trainers and the Founder of the model each month. For those that are enrolled in or have completed the Level One live course, we recommend that you jump into the Continuity Program which will be available toward the end of April 2017.

  • Q.Will the IFS Online Circle be available later in the year, and can I go month by month?

    A.Enrollment is only open once a year because it is a full one-year teaching that goes through a progressive sequence of exploring the IFS model. We will not open the Online Circle later this year because everyone goes through the program as one group in a community.

    To enroll, you can choose the one-payment or three-payment option because we only accept those fully committed to finishing the full year. We also find that learning over the course of a year together in community allows you to watch and learn the material at a sustainable pace that gives you the best opportunity to absorb and learn the model and applications. We offer a full 30-day money back guarantee so you can try it risk-free for the first month.

  • Q.How do the CEs work?

    A.For each 6-month segment you can apply for up to 20 CEs for a nominal fee. You can purchase CEs for the first module now, and then at the end of the course you can apply for another 20 CEs for a total of 40 CEs for the whole year.

  • Q.When are the Live Calls?

    A.All of the calls will be recorded and available in our private Facebook page within several hours.

    You’ll also have access to them on the private membership site where you can listen to them online OR you can DOWNLOAD all of the talks to listen to them on your phone or other device. This means that you’ll own this series forever. Some people like to review the material numerous times and others prefer to listen to all the recordings at once.

    You will also get transcripts of the recorded materials and calls because many people like to take notes while they listen.

    The call schedule for the first six months of the program is as follows:

    April 2019:  Overview of IFS Theory
    4/3/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 1pm PT/2pm MT/3pm CT/4pm ET
    4/9/2019 Toni Herbine-Blank Call, 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET

    May 2019:  The Flow of the Model
    5/8/2019 Richard Schwartz Call,1pm PT/2pm MT/3pm CT/4pm ET
    5/13/2019 Pamela Krause Call, 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET

    June 2019: The Protective System
    6/5/2019 Richard Schwartz Call,1pm PT/2pm MT/3pm CT/4pm ET
    6/18/2019 Toni Herbine-Blank Call, 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET

    July 2019: Fears of the Protectors
    7/3/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 1pm PT/2pm MT/3pm CT/4pm ET
    7/22/2019 Pamela Krause Call, 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET

    August 2019: Working with Exiles
    8/7/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 1pm PT/2pm MT/3pm CT/4pm ET
    8/13/2019 Toni Herbine-Blank Call, 10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET

    September 2019: The Trauma Behind the Rage
    9/4/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 1pm PT/2pm MT/3pm CT/4pm ET
    9/16/2019 Pamela Krause Call, 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET

    (subject to change)

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 breakthrough.

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Medical Doctor

I don't know where to start, it has been fabulous. I have recommended it to many many colleagues even those already trained in IFS.

J.B., Charlotte, NC

Having saved all the trainings and demos and monthly calls I feel like I have your wisdom and answers accessible whenever I need to ask. Ditto for the Facebook group. They deepen and further articulate issues that have been covered in the Level 1 & 2 but it's great to have the online sessions to refer to.

B.L., Los Angeles, CA

I feel that it gave me a good foundation for implementing IFS into my practice... the videos were engaging, the tech part easy, the visual presentation very accessible.

R.C., Vancouver, BC

A colleague showed me how easy it was to access modules and materials, I gave it a try, and I was hooked! Thank you for all the obvious effort you've put into this remarkable training from a content perspective and the technical side.

B.L., Denver, NC

Thank you for making this possible. Everything was positive about it for me. The highlights were getting more intensive training than is possible in regular IFS trainings. It is so helpful to have the phone calls and sessions available on PDF. I loved being able to study at my pace….Also the opportunity to see how Dick works was such a privilege and learning experience. It made me feel more connected and inspired by the model.

J.C., Boise, ID

The Online Circle program allowed me an affordable way to dip my toe in the water and check things out before committing to another training....You all have impressed me as a wise, compassionate and talented group and I feel all the richer for having participated in the Circle.

T.A., Madison, NJ

Total Membership Value: $2,397+

Regular Price: $997