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2-Day Advanced Workshop: Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Frank Anderson MD

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Summarize the steps of working with clients' “protective parts” to improve treatment outcomes as proposed by the IFS model.
  2. Differentiate between empathy and compassion as it relates to the IFS approach and improving the therapeutic process.
  3. Evaluate the evidence that supports meditation as beneficial to clinical outcomes when used in the IFS process of therapy.
  4. Explore and diagnose wounds connected to grief and loss; and describe two effective IFS interventions.
  5. Recommend how to address the “protector” fears as they arise for the client during the therapy session.
  6. Apply IFS methods to help trauma clients manage their overwhelming feelings.
  7. Describe how to explain to clients the neuroscience of hyperarousal in their “extreme parts.”
  8. Demonstrate how the role of criticism and neglect from caregivers causes shame cycles in your clients and how parts-work breaks the cycle.
  9. Apply the “triggering agreement” intervention when working with clients around resolving parenting issues that arise for them.
  10. Demonstrate what “tracking the sequence” means as it applies to couples’ treatment.
  11. Analyze the necessity–and create modifications–when using IFS in an inpatient setting.
  12. Within the internal system, determine the parts of self that are associated with substance use disorders.
  13. Assess countertransference, including recognition of potential activation of therapist’s own reactive parts.

Outline

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Evolution of the Model The Neuroscience of IFS

IFS STEP-BY-STEP

Step 1: Using Meditative Processes to Identify and Connect with a Target Part

Step 2: Working with Protective Parts Step 3: Healing the Wound Therapist Parts

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF IFS

Trauma and Attachment

Depression and Anxiety Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder Substances and Addictions Eating Disorders Shame and Grief IFS With Specific Client Populations

Copyright : 03/12/2020

Part 2: The Steps of the Model

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Part 4: Applying IFS to Practice

Copyright : 03/12/2020

BONUS | Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Developer and Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS)

In this interview, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk talks with Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., developer and founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) - hailed by Dr. van der Kolk as “the treatment method that all clinicians should know to treat clients effectively”.

Listen to Dr. Schwartz’s discovery of IFS through his work with families and the roles that individuals play in a family system. Within an individual, these same roles exist as parts - all of which serve important and purposeful functions. Drs. van der Kolk and Schwartz identify each part and the role they play, illustrate the relationships between them, and stress the importance of honoring and welcoming all parts in helping clients.

Through role play, observe how Dr. Schwartz uses IFS in therapy. Find tips, tricks, and resources that you can use to begin your journey using this treatment modality for your traumatized clients or gain additional insight for the seasoned IFS practitioner.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Present the IFS Model and design ways to integrate IFS into your clinical practice.
  2. Model how to work with clinician’s own parts.

Outline

Copyright : 09/04/2017