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IFS in Action Master Class by Richard Schwartz

Join Richard Schwartz, developer and originator of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model, to experience the healing power of IFS through exclusive, rarely seen client session demonstrations. You’ll see Dr. Schwartz in action with clients suffering from combat PTSD, childhood and sexual abuse trauma, and deep-rooted anger – so you can see first-hand how the IFS method can revolutionize your healing outcomes.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate and elaborate on the IFS model’s principles, concepts, and treatment interventions.
  2. Utilize case examples to demonstrate IFS treatment interventions and to employ situations that may trigger therapists, in order to demonstrate how to effectively maintain therapeutic presence while continuing to provide support for the client.
  3. Evaluate burdens, particularly legacy burdens, and investigate their role in the client’s internal system. 
  4. Propose the five “P’s,” which are the qualities a good IFS therapist would demonstrate in order to be fully present with clients, to be fully embodied in self, and to able to engage with client’s parts in the face of triggers.
  5. Distinguish the role of “Self” as the loving-connected force that organizes all the parts and facilitates healing.
  6. Differentiates between exposure to trauma and the internalized impact of trauma on the inner system.

Outline

Session 1: Introduction: When the Therapist Gets Triggered
The Origins of IFS
The Delineation of Parts/Internal Interactions
The Self
The Different Kinds/Roles of Parts
IFS Model’s Perspective on Trauma
The Path to Recovery Through IFS
The 8 “C’s” of Self-Leadership
IFS Exercise
Getting Triggered

  • “Tormentors”
  • Therapist Access to Their Own “Self”
Session 2: IFS In Action: Working with a Veteran with PTSD
Applying IFS Concepts to Triggering Client Situations
Background on Dan
Dan Case Study
  • Beginning with Protectors
  • The Magic Question: “How Do You Feel Towards the Parts?”
  • Underlying Beliefs
  • Healing Using IFS
  • Legacy Burdens
  • Managing Resistance
  • Unburdening
Session 3: IFS in Action: Trauma from Childhood Abuse & Deep Seated Anger
Review of Dan Case Study: Legacy Burdens as Powerful Organizers
Introduction to Bob
Bob Case Study
  • The Importance of Therapist Staying in Self When Experiencing Triggers
  • Insight
  • Witnessing
  • Ritual
Session 4: IFS in Action: Chronic Sexual Abuse & PTSD
Introduction to “Kathy”
Kathy Case Study
  • Suicidal Ideation/Part
  • Witnessing
  • Unburdening
  • Becoming a Good Inner Parent
  • Ritual Closure

Copyright : 05/14/2020

Internal Family Systems Step By Step

DESCRIPTION:

Session 1 – Introduction to IFS
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
AN overview of how Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy achieves balance and harmony within the internal system. A key to accomplishing this is recognizing the difference between parts and Self and elevating the Self to an effective leadership position. When the Self is in the lead, the parts will provide input while respecting the leadership and ultimate decision-making of the Self. This session covers:


• The evolution of IFS
• The differences between parts and Self    
• How to work with Protectors and Exiles—two of the most common parts
• The importance of permission in parts work
• What makes the IFS approach unique
    
Session 2 – From Emotion to Integration: Clinical Demo & Analysis I
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
•    Identifying Parts—the First Steps 
•    Unblending Parts from Self
•    Negotiating with protector through direct access
•    Strategies for Working with Exiles
•    Dealing with the fear of overwhelm


Session 3 — From Emotion to Integration: Clinical Demo & Analysis II
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
•    Getting permission from parts
•    Befriending fearful protectors
•    Witnessing the loneliness of the exile 
•    Caring for the Exile
•    Integrating Positive Qualities
•    Indications and Counter-Indications for IFS

 

OUTLINE:

Understanding Parts & Self in IFS
•    Parts are sub-personalities that interact internally in sequences and styles that are similar to the ways that people interact.
•    It is the nature of the mind to be subdivided.  
•    All parts are valuable and want to have a positive role.  
•    Parts become extreme and can be destructive because of life experiences.
•    Self is a different level of entity than the parts.
•    Self is the seat of consciousness. It is invisible because it is the observing  “you”.
•    The Self contains qualities like compassion, confidence, curiosity, and perspective—the qualities of good leadership.  
•    The Self can be obscured by the extremes of parts.

The Basic Goals of IFS
•    Releasing parts from their extreme roles so they can find and adopt their preferred, valuable roles.
•    DIfferentiating client’s Self from parts so Self can help harmonize and balance the inner and outer life.

Working with Exile Parts  

•    Exiles are young, vulnerable parts that have experiences trauma and are isolated from the rest of the system for their own and the system’s protection.  
•    Exiles carry the memories, sensations, and emotions of past events and are stuck in the past.
•    Exiles are easily flooded, so you need a calm, reassuring environment to approach. 

Working with Protector Parts  

Parts that run the day-to-day life of the person trying to keep exiles exiled by staying in control of events or relationships, being perfect and pleasing, caretaking, scaring the person out of taking risks by criticizing, apathy, worry, etc.
Firefighters: Parts that react when exiles are activated in an effort to extinguish their feelings or dissociate the person from them.  Common firefighter activities include: drug or alcohol use, self mutilation (cutting), binge-eating, sex binges, suicidal ideation, and rage.  They have the same goals as managers (to keep exiles away), but different, more impulsive strategies.

Case Study: Working with Protectors and Exiles—Two of the Most Common Parts  
•    Identifying Parts—the First Steps 
•    Unblending Parts from Self
•    Negotiating with protectors through direct access
•    With permission of protectors, begin working with exiles – witnessing,     retrievals and unburdening.
•    Strategies for Working with Exiles
•    Throughout the process, keep your parts from interfering.

 

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the importance of the Three-Group Model of Common Parts in the clinical applications of IFS.
  2. Distinguish the differences between parts and Self and how it relates to clients.
  3. Analyze the step-by-step process of unblending the Self from parts.
  4. Demonstrate IFS’s unique approach to managing flooding and dissociation.
  5. Demonstrate the process a therapist must take when a client begins to dissociate during IFS work.
  6. Debate which parts take priority in the IFS process.

Copyright : 02/11/2016

DESCRIPTION:

Session 1 – Introduction to IFS
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
AN overview of how Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy achieves balance and harmony within the internal system. A key to accomplishing this is recognizing the difference between parts and Self and elevating the Self to an effective leadership position. When the Self is in the lead, the parts will provide input while respecting the leadership and ultimate decision-making of the Self. This session covers:


• The evolution of IFS
• The differences between parts and Self    
• How to work with Protectors and Exiles—two of the most common parts
• The importance of permission in parts work
• What makes the IFS approach unique
    
Session 2 – From Emotion to Integration: Clinical Demo & Analysis I
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
•    Identifying Parts—the First Steps 
•    Unblending Parts from Self
•    Negotiating with protector through direct access
•    Strategies for Working with Exiles
•    Dealing with the fear of overwhelm


Session 3 — From Emotion to Integration: Clinical Demo & Analysis II
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
•    Getting permission from parts
•    Befriending fearful protectors
•    Witnessing the loneliness of the exile 
•    Caring for the Exile
•    Integrating Positive Qualities
•    Indications and Counter-Indications for IFS

 

OUTLINE:

Understanding Parts & Self in IFS
•    Parts are sub-personalities that interact internally in sequences and styles that are similar to the ways that people interact.
•    It is the nature of the mind to be subdivided.  
•    All parts are valuable and want to have a positive role.  
•    Parts become extreme and can be destructive because of life experiences.
•    Self is a different level of entity than the parts.
•    Self is the seat of consciousness. It is invisible because it is the observing  “you”.
•    The Self contains qualities like compassion, confidence, curiosity, and perspective—the qualities of good leadership.  
•    The Self can be obscured by the extremes of parts.

The Basic Goals of IFS
•    Releasing parts from their extreme roles so they can find and adopt their preferred, valuable roles.
•    DIfferentiating client’s Self from parts so Self can help harmonize and balance the inner and outer life.

Working with Exile Parts  

•    Exiles are young, vulnerable parts that have experiences trauma and are isolated from the rest of the system for their own and the system’s protection.  
•    Exiles carry the memories, sensations, and emotions of past events and are stuck in the past.
•    Exiles are easily flooded, so you need a calm, reassuring environment to approach. 

Working with Protector Parts  

Parts that run the day-to-day life of the person trying to keep exiles exiled by staying in control of events or relationships, being perfect and pleasing, caretaking, scaring the person out of taking risks by criticizing, apathy, worry, etc.
Firefighters: Parts that react when exiles are activated in an effort to extinguish their feelings or dissociate the person from them.  Common firefighter activities include: drug or alcohol use, self mutilation (cutting), binge-eating, sex binges, suicidal ideation, and rage.  They have the same goals as managers (to keep exiles away), but different, more impulsive strategies.

Case Study: Working with Protectors and Exiles—Two of the Most Common Parts  
•    Identifying Parts—the First Steps 
•    Unblending Parts from Self
•    Negotiating with protectors through direct access
•    With permission of protectors, begin working with exiles – witnessing,     retrievals and unburdening.
•    Strategies for Working with Exiles
•    Throughout the process, keep your parts from interfering.

 

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.


DESCRIPTION:

Session 1 – Introduction to IFS
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
AN overview of how Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy achieves balance and harmony within the internal system. A key to accomplishing this is recognizing the difference between parts and Self and elevating the Self to an effective leadership position. When the Self is in the lead, the parts will provide input while respecting the leadership and ultimate decision-making of the Self. This session covers:


• The evolution of IFS
• The differences between parts and Self    
• How to work with Protectors and Exiles—two of the most common parts
• The importance of permission in parts work
• What makes the IFS approach unique
    
Session 2 – From Emotion to Integration: Clinical Demo & Analysis I
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
•    Identifying Parts—the First Steps 
•    Unblending Parts from Self
•    Negotiating with protector through direct access
•    Strategies for Working with Exiles
•    Dealing with the fear of overwhelm


Session 3 — From Emotion to Integration: Clinical Demo & Analysis II
Richard Simon, Ph.D. and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
•    Getting permission from parts
•    Befriending fearful protectors
•    Witnessing the loneliness of the exile 
•    Caring for the Exile
•    Integrating Positive Qualities
•    Indications and Counter-Indications for IFS

 

OUTLINE:

Understanding Parts & Self in IFS
•    Parts are sub-personalities that interact internally in sequences and styles that are similar to the ways that people interact.
•    It is the nature of the mind to be subdivided.  
•    All parts are valuable and want to have a positive role.  
•    Parts become extreme and can be destructive because of life experiences.
•    Self is a different level of entity than the parts.
•    Self is the seat of consciousness. It is invisible because it is the observing  “you”.
•    The Self contains qualities like compassion, confidence, curiosity, and perspective—the qualities of good leadership.  
•    The Self can be obscured by the extremes of parts.

The Basic Goals of IFS
•    Releasing parts from their extreme roles so they can find and adopt their preferred, valuable roles.
•    DIfferentiating client’s Self from parts so Self can help harmonize and balance the inner and outer life.

Working with Exile Parts  

•    Exiles are young, vulnerable parts that have experiences trauma and are isolated from the rest of the system for their own and the system’s protection.  
•    Exiles carry the memories, sensations, and emotions of past events and are stuck in the past.
•    Exiles are easily flooded, so you need a calm, reassuring environment to approach. 

Working with Protector Parts  

Parts that run the day-to-day life of the person trying to keep exiles exiled by staying in control of events or relationships, being perfect and pleasing, caretaking, scaring the person out of taking risks by criticizing, apathy, worry, etc.
Firefighters: Parts that react when exiles are activated in an effort to extinguish their feelings or dissociate the person from them.  Common firefighter activities include: drug or alcohol use, self mutilation (cutting), binge-eating, sex binges, suicidal ideation, and rage.  They have the same goals as managers (to keep exiles away), but different, more impulsive strategies.

Case Study: Working with Protectors and Exiles—Two of the Most Common Parts  
•    Identifying Parts—the First Steps 
•    Unblending Parts from Self
•    Negotiating with protectors through direct access
•    With permission of protectors, begin working with exiles – witnessing,     retrievals and unburdening.
•    Strategies for Working with Exiles
•    Throughout the process, keep your parts from interfering.

 

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.


The Internal Family Systems Approach to Psychedelic Experiences

The psyche is a delicate ecosystem and psychedelics are powerful agents that can affect it profoundly.  That effect can be very positive but also there is the potential for extreme disruption.  We propose a non-pathologizing map based on Internal Family Systems Therapy to this inner territory that helps facilitators and subjects alike maintain steady presence and not overreact to sometimes dramatic shifts. This session will address probable risks and benefits and suggest this as a model for further research. 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the development and history of Internal Family Systems therapeutic approach. 
  2. Propose three characteristics of the impact of psychedelics on the psyche from the Internal Family System perspective. 
  3. Theorize a proposed way IFS can be used with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to enhance treatment outcomes. 
  4. Analyze the key facilitation skills needed to anticipate, and not overreact to, IFS work and parts work reactions. 
  5. Appraise the risks and benefits of such a framework for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies.

Outline

  • The IFS Model 
  • Theories of IFS in psychedelic-assisted sessions 
  • Demonstration video 
  • The concept of “Self” in both therapist and client in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy 
  • Risks and benefits of this theorized approach 

 

Copyright : 07/28/2022

The Somatics of the Self: The Living, Sensing Self

Join colleagues and friends Peter and Dick as they examine the relationship between Somatic Experiencing (SE), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and the Self.  
 
“Imbalanced systems, whether internal or external, will tend to polarize.”  - Richard C. Schwartz, Internal Family Systems Therapy

Copyright : 10/04/2021