A Monthly Learning Community for IFS Practitioners & Therapists

Welcome!

The Center for Self Leadership is pleased to present the IFS Online Continuity Program.

We created this special membership program and practitioner community to deepen the knowledge and skills of those who are enrolled in or have completed IFS Level 1 Training, and those who have already participated in the IFS Online Circle.

Each month we in the IFS Online Continuity Program will come together for in-depth discussion of different applications of the IFS model, as well as other topics of high importance for IFS practitioners.

You will be able to participate in LIVE monthly calls with me and some of our best trainers. A highlight for me each month will be sharing case studies and demos so that you can see the elegance and subtleties of the IFS model in action and how to navigate challenging clients. We will solicit case studies from you as well as ask for volunteers from among our participants to demo with me.

We have a very exciting line-up of teachings planned. In the coming months, we will focus on:

IFS Treatment for Sexual Abuse: Victims and Perpetrators (presented by Nancy Wonder, PhD)
Using IFS to Heal Relationships with Food and the Body (presented by Jeanne Catanzaro PhD and Diana Dugan Richards RDN, LDN)
IFS and Medical Disease (presented by Nancy Sowell, LICSW)

The Continuity Program modules parallel the IFS Level 2 multi-topic intensive trainings from CSL. Each of these new modules will be announced and released as the program gets underway.

Again I want to be clear that just like our previous IFS Online Circle this all-new Continuity Program is not designed to replace our Level 1, 2, and 3 trainings. For those of you who wish to practice IFS, we encourage you to enroll in a Level 1 IFS training if you haven't already done so. You can learn more about IFS trainings here.

We are thrilled to be offering this new online community as a global platform for continuous learning, where practitioners around the world can stay connected, share ideas, and support each other.

We invite you to join us today.

In appreciation,

Dr. Richard Schwartz
Founder, Center for Self Leadership

P.S. This is an ongoing annual subscription program. We are pleased to offer a discount for those who would like to pay annually; we also offer a quarterly payment option. Since the program is starting very soon, enrollment will only be open for a short period of time.

P.P.S. This program is approved for 15 CEs per module, or 45 CEs for an entire year, which you can purchase for a nominal fee.

"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.

 

AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:

INSIDE THE UPCOMING MONTHLY TEACHINGS

Spring Module

IFS Treatment for Sexual Abuse: Victims and Perpetrators with Nancy Wonder, PhD

The cycles of sexual trauma are a painful, corrosive, and often hidden force in every human society and for all of history. Now in the era of #metoo, we struggle to know how best to care for and bring healing to all those who've been victimized . Meanwhile, developing effective methods to break the patterns among sex offenders and harassers so that they no longer victimize others have been elusive.

This module will examine how Internal Family Systems is a powerfully effective model for treating sexual abuse. It will explore how to work with the internal parts of those who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and incest and how an IFS therapist can stay present for these parts. It will also illustrate how working with trauma can lead to the effective treatment of those who have exhibited inappropriate sexual behaviors.

May

Sexual Abuse Treatment

This module describes how IFS approaches sexual abuse treatment and differs from traditional trauma treatment. This module will cover:

  • Describing the problem
  • What IFS offers to sexual abuse treatment
  • Parts that will Emerge in IFS SA treatment
  • Steps of working with Sexual Abuse

June

Case Studies Working with Sexual Abuse

This module describes two case studies, that will illustrate what parts come up in sexual abuse treatment and how to work with the multiplicity around sexual abuse.

The module will cover:

  • Case Study involving a client impacted by sexual harassment in the work place.
  • Case Study involving a complex trauma, CSA client

July

IFS Sexual Perpetrator Treatment

This module will describe the problem of sexual violence and describe a continuum of severity. Then it will offer a view of how IFS will work with sexually acting out cases that we normally see in our offices.

  • Describing the problem
  • What IFS offers to sexual acting out treatment
  • Parts that will emerge in IFS treatment of sexually acting out behaviors
  • Steps of working with sexual acting out

August

Case Studies Working with Sexually Acting Out Parts

This module will cover two case studies showing the steps of working with a person arrested for a sexual crime and another person who had an addiction to pornography.

  • Case Study of client who was arrested for “up skirt” photos
  • Case Study of client addicted to pornography

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

Fall Module

Using IFS to Heal Relationships with Food and the Body with Jeanne Catanzaro PhD and Diana Dugan Richards RDN, LDN

Most of us are born with an innate wisdom about what our bodies want and need that is quickly overridden or obscured by others’ beliefs about what and when we should eat that we internalize. We become increasingly confused about our appetites as we negotiate the abundance and temptation of our modern food environment while at the same time we are immersed in a culture that prizes self-control.

The degree to which parts go to extreme measures regarding food and the body depends on the combined impact of a number of factors. These include genetics, where and with whom you were raised, race, social class, sexual orientation, and trauma history. The question is not whether parts of you carry burdens but rather how many and how extreme they are.

This four-month training module examines how the Internal Family Systems Model can be used to heal burdens regarding food and the body. We start by identifying common beliefs about dieting and weight, our own implicit biases, and legacy burdens that keep us stuck in polarized relationships with food and our bodies. Using meditations and experiential exercises you’ll explore how and why you’ve taken on these beliefs and how to heal these to shift from judging yourself and others to being more curious and compassionate.

We’ll look at how food and body-related burdens and internalized weight stigma impact your work as an IFS practitioner and how to work with these to maximize your ability to detect and work effectively with clients’ parts. We will include case material from the vantage point of the therapist and nutritionist that illustrate how we work with clients to transform their relationships from inflexible and critical to collaborative and Self-led. We will identify common stuck points and considerations for when to refer to higher levels or adjunctive treatment modalities.

Winter Module

IFS and Medical Disease with Nancy Sowell, LICSW

Given the explosion of research linking early trauma and childhood adversity to adult health problems decades later, this program focuses on the application of IFS model for toxic stress and trauma related medical disease. In this program you will learn:

  • The connection between early adversity and trauma,
  • The role of emotion, particularly fear and helplessness,
  • The underlying neuro-endocrine-immune system factors involved, and
  • How the IFS model works to alleviate suffering and heal the problem rather than treating symptoms.

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. The demos are really helpful. 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. Chrisman

About the Founder and Contributing Lead Trainer

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., Founder of CSL and Creator of the IFS Model

Richard Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of Associate Professor at both institutions. He is coauthor, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

Nancy Wonder, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
IFS Treatment for Sexual Abuse: Victims and Perpetrators

Dr. Wonder is a psychologist in private practice in Tallahassee, Florida who has over 15 years experience with Internal Family Systems. She is a co-lead trainer for the Center for Self-Leadership and a Senior Faculty for Intimacy From the Inside Out. Dr. Wonder offers consultation to therapists learning the IFS and IFIO models. She has worked with sexual abuse treatment her entire career, including with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma as well as those who have parts that have sexually acted out. Dr. Wonder also published a case study of an individual who had a pornography addiction. She finds the IFS model to be a powerful intervention for both victims and perpetrators.

Jeanne Catanzaro PhD
Using IFS to Heal Relationships with Food and the Body

Jeanne Catanzaro is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts with 10 years’ experience with Internal Family Systems. She has worked with eating disorders and trauma for the past twenty years and is currently focused on using IFS to heal eating and body image issues across the spectrum from disordered eating to eating disordered.

Diana Dugan Richards RDN LDN
Using IFS to Heal Relationships with Food and the Body

Diana Dugan Richards, registered, licensed dietitian and certified IFS practitioner and nutrition therapist served over eight years as a clinical nutrition manager at a Boston academic medical institution before establishing her private practice in 2007. She has utilized Internal Family Systems in her practice since 2011 for clients with disordered and dysfunctional eating, digestive health issues, and vegetarian / vegan dietary lifestyles.

Nancy Sowell, LICSW
IFS and Medical Disease

Nancy Sowell, LICSW, is an Internal Family Systems (IFS) trainer, consultant, and therapist. She is a teaching associate at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Specializing in behavioral medicine and mental health interventions for pain and health problems, Nancy co-created an IFS treatment protocol and program for rheumatoid arthritis patients for a research study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The outcome of that program and study was the basis for the IFS model inclusion in the SAMHSA, National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices in 2015.

Here is what we will cover in our next modules:

Spring Module: IFS Treatment for Sexual Abuse: Victims and Perpetrators

May 2019: Sexual Abuse Treatment

May 29 Nancy Wonder 3pm PT/6pm ET
May 22 Richard Schwartz 1pm PT/4pm ET

June 2019: Case Studies Working with Sexual Abuse

June 19 Nancy Wonder 3pm PT/6pm ET
June 26 Richard Schwartz 1pm PT/4pm ET

July 2019: IFS Sexual Perpetrator Treatment

July 17 Nancy Wonder 3pm PT/6pm ET
July 31 Richard Schwartz 1pm PT/4pm ET

August 2019: Case Studies Working with Sexually Acting Out Parts

Aug 14 Nancy Wonder 3pm PT/6pm ET
Aug 28 Richard Schwartz 1pm PT/4pm ET

Fall Module: Using IFS to Heal Relationships with Food and the Body

Winter Module: IFS and Medical Disease

Call times subject to change

The Center for Self Leadership is pleased to offer 15 CEs for each module of the IFS Continuity Program.

For more detailed information about CEs, please click here.

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Summary of the IFS Online Continuity Program

  • 1. Monthly Live Teachings and Q&A with IFS Founder Dr. Richard Schwartz [Annual Value $997]
  • 2. Monthly Live Teachings from IFS Lead Trainers [Annual Value $997]
  • 3. Printable Transcripts of ALL Teachings Calls, Videos, and Supporting Materials [Annual Value $197]
  • 4. Private Membership Site with Monthly Video and Audio Teachings [Annual Value $497]
  • 5. All Materials are Fully Downloadable [Annual Value $197]
  • 6. Private Internal Family Systems Facebook Group [Annual Value Priceless]

Annual Membership Value: $2,885+

Enrollment is closed. Click here to join the waitlist.

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

Oh so many things I don't know where to start, it has been fabulous. I have recommended it to many many colleagues....I like the part about the therapist watching her own parts and recognizing that as soon as the client walks in the room you are doing direct access. Some of the language has changed since I was trained and that was helpful. Love the authenticity of all the trainers! Really like the idea of revisiting the unburden part for at least four weeks encouraging follow up at home. You all worked beautifully together and are suburb example of Self energy. I am re-energized and more excited than ever about IFS. Thank you!

Being able to watch at my own rhythm and rewind in order to understand details of presentations, demos etc... Having several people presenting gave a more varied interpretation of the model. Being able to watch the demos being explained by the therapist gave me a deeper unique understanding of the process.

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.

Having taken Level I and Level II, I am finding that listening to the videos 3-4 years after completing Level II is very helpful with respect to enabling me to further integrate my understanding and use of the IFS principles.

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.

I like the flexibility of when I can listen, and like that it is an ongoing way for me to keep thinking in an IFS framework. I also learned a lot about the flow of the model.

Steven

I also found the transparency of the trainers, how vulnerable and real they were, to be helpful and engaging.

Teawrite

Sequential, clear, user-friendly info, too many to even name! I resisted registering for a few months because I've found online training to be so technically undependable, complicated to access, user-unfriendly, poor sound quality, etc. I'm NOT techie so I just didn't want the hassle. This training, in addition to its expert, excellent leadership, provides a refreshing experience using technology to learn counseling. 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

Bronah

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. The demos are really helpful. 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. Chrisman

The clarity of teaching from those with such a depth of experience who can communicate that in an accessible way so I can meet it and take it in. Then return to it later with a particular client in mind and I take it in at a different level. The humanity, heart and humour has been particularly appreciated. I'm also grateful for the smoothness and professionalism of the technology. Having this resource has helped to build my confidence and knowledge (and experience of my parts) and definitely helped me become more active in using IFS for myself (in therapy and supervision) and with clients.

Emma

The quality, the depth, the step by step, the accessibility to go at my own pace and review over and over again. WOW. Just WOW.