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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.

The Use of Mind-Altering Substances: MDMA, Psilocybin, and Marijuana for Treating PTSD and other Mental Distress


Faculty:
Michael Mithoefer, MD |  Rick Doblin, PhD |  Phil Wolfson, MD |  Sue Carter, PhD |  Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD |  Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Anne Wagner, PhD, C Psych |  ....
Duration:
3 Hours 59 Minutes
Copyright:
May 18, 2021
Product Code:
POS052719
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$89.99 - 2022 Prime CE Savings Standard - $179.99

Plasticity of the Social Brain: How to Train Mindfulness, Compassion and Perspectives on the Self


Faculty:
Tania Singer, PhD |  Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
2 Hours 2 Minutes
Copyright:
May 28, 2021
Product Code:
POS052732
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.99 - 2022 Prime CE Savings Standard - $119.99

CSTS Certification: Eating Disorders, Addictive Eating, Body Shame and More


Faculty:
Patti Ashley, PhD, LPC |  Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSWR, CEDS, CIAYT |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW
Duration:
26 Hours 19 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001517EVG
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$544.97 Standard - $1,089.95

Anxiety, Panic, & Phobia Certification Training: Interventions for All Types of Worry


Faculty:
David Carbonell, PhD |  Elena Welsh, PhD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
13 Hours 56 Minutes
Product Code:
CRS001526EVG
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$314.98 Standard - $629.96

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