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Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

IFS Institute


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. He maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Harvard Medical School. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Schwartz receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a fellow of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. He is a contributing editor for Family Therapy Networker. Dr. Schwartz serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, the Contemporary Family Therapy, the Journal of Family Psychotherapy, and the Family Therapy Collections.

Mastering Mindfulness: Applying Powerful Practices to Help with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and More


Faculty:
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. |  Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW |  Christopher Willard, PsyD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Terry Fralich, LCPC
Duration:
15 Hours 48 Minutes
Copyright:
Oct 25, 2017
Product Code:
NRS001221
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$399.96 Normal Price: Standard - $799.93

Dan Siegel on Applying Scientific Insight and Mindful Awareness in Clinical Practice


Faculty:
Daniel J. Siegel, MD |  Susan Johnson, EdD |  Barbara Frederickson, Ph.D. |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD |  Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Duration:
16 Hours 6 Minutes
Copyright:
May 25, 2018
Product Code:
NRS001257
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$279.97 Normal Price: Standard - $559.93

Esther Perel on Intimacy & Infidelity in Couples Therapy


Faculty:
Esther Perel, MA, LMFT |  Mary Jo Barrett, MSW |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  William Doherty, PhD
Duration:
7 Hours 1 Minutes
Copyright:
Jun 25, 2018
Product Code:
NRS001262
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$169.98 Normal Price: Standard - $339.96

The Myth of the Unitary Self


Faculty:
Gabor Maté, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
2 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 24, 2019
Product Code:
NOS096052
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$64.99 - 2024 Sweet Sale Normal Price: Standard - $129.99

2020 Symposium Virtual Experience: Nourishing the Soul of Psychotherapy


Faculty:
Tara Brach, Ph.D. |  Daniel Siegel, MD |  Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD |  Peter Levine, PhD |  Esther Perel, MA, LMFT |  Janina Fisher, PhD |  Susan Johnson, EdD |  Gabor Maté, MD |  ....
Duration:
32 Hours 52 Minutes
Copyright:
Jun 04, 2020
Product Code:
NRS001358
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$764.93 Normal Price: Standard - $1,529.86

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