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Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

The Center for Self Leadership


Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he discovered that family therapy alone did not achieve full symptom relief and in asking patients why, he learned that they were plagued by what they called "parts." These patients became his teachers as they described how their parts formed networks of inner relationship that resembled the families he had been working with. He also found that as they focused on and, thereby, separated from their parts, they would shift into a state characterized by qualities like curiosity, calm, confidence and compassion. He called that inner essence the Self and was amazed to find it even in severely diagnosed and traumatized patients. From these explorations, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was born in the early 1980s.

IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely-used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.

In 2013, Schwartz left the Chicago area and now lives in Brookline, MA where he is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is the Founder and President of the IFS Institute (formerly the Center for Self Leadership). He maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and Northwestern University. Dr. Schwartz is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model


Faculty:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Duration:
11 Hours 44 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001383
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$264.98 Standard - $529.97

Healing in Anxious Times: Essential Guidance from Psychotherapy’s Leaders


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Deborah Dana, LCSW |  Seth Gillihan, PhD |  Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD |  Lynn Lyons, LICSW |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Deany Laliotis, LICSW |  Jonah Paquette, Psy.D. |  ....
Duration:
15 Hours 53 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001366
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$494.92 Standard - $989.85

Stop the Dread & Avoidance of Anxiety! How to Apply IFS Techniques for Anxiety


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 2 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 04, 2020
Product Code:
POS056590
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$44.99 - 2022 Prime CE Savings Standard - $89.99

Internal Family Systems Therapy, Second Edition


Author:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Copyright:
2019
Publication Date:
Sep 20, 2019
Product Code:
SAM086325
Media Type:
Books
Price:
$40.00 - Standard

Addictive Behaviors as Self-Preservation: Key Insights from the Internal Family Systems Model


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 27 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 16, 2020
Product Code:
POS057085
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$29.99 - 2022 Prime CE Savings Standard - $59.99

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