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Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Permanent Healing of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and More
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Permanent Healing of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and More

Where:  ELLICOTT CITY, MD

When:  Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$219.99
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TURF VALLEY RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
2700 TURF VALLEY RD
ELLICOTT CITY,MD 21042
Phone: (410) 465-1500
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Course Description:

We all know what it is to feel conflicting emotions – “a part of me wants to .. and then there’s a part of me that doesn’t .. “ as we grapple with our internal self, desires, and behaviors.

Think about the family of emotions from Pixar’s movie Inside Out - how family of emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger all interacted inside Riley Anderson’s mind to form her reactions and memories.

Now you are thinking along the lines of IFS – Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological. NOT in IFS. In IFS the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value. All clients have the ability to heal themselves if they listen to their parts. IFS is a very powerful tool for clinicians. Once you see it in action, you’ll be hooked! And you’ll want to immediately incorporate it into your practice.

In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various parts, many extreme, within themselves. When these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive. In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the client.

Today, IFS has established a legacy of effectiveness in successfully treating many mental health issues and is being heralded as the treatment that all clinicians should know in order to treat clients effectively (van der Kolk 2015).

Join IFS and trauma expert Frank Anderson, MD, colleague of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Dr. Richard Schwartz, in this transformational training day and learn of all that IFS therapy can do for you and your clients!

Like Dr. Anderson, after integrating IFS into your work, you will transform your practice. Clients will leave your office feeling healed, with skills to use outside the therapy room to help them master their emotions.

This special days’ training will include experiential exercise, meditation and video demonstration. You will leave transformed!

Objectives:
  1. Present the IFS Model and ways to integrate IFS into your clinical practice.
  2. Specify and work with your client’s parts.
  3. Model how to work with the clinician’s own parts.
  4. Critique an alternate view of symptoms and psychopathology, reasoning that these are ways your clients are trying to protect themselves from emotional pain and psychological wounding.
  5. Communicate how IFS increases the therapist’s curious and compassionate self when working with difficult and challenging clients.
  6. Evaluate the neuroscience behind the healing process in IFS therapy.
OUTLINE

Internal Family Systems (IFS): Permanently Heal Your Clients Trauma
  • Origins of IFS – the work of Richard Schwartz, PhD
  • A non-pathologizing, accelerated approach rooted in neuroscience
  • Apply inner resources and self-compassion for healing
  • How to heal implicit memory wounds at the cellular level
  • Harness neuroscience for techniques that cure traumatic wounds
The IFS Technique

Step 1: Identifying the Diagnoses & Symptoms
  • Assess the diagnoses: PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders
  • Apply Meditation practices
    • Finding the symptom
    • Focusing on its fear
    • Separating the person (self) from the symptom
    • Becoming curious about it
    • Find the real story behind the symptom
Step 2: Gain Access to Internal Strengths & Resources for Healing
  • Moving from defensiveness to curiosity
  • Access compassion to open the pathways toward healing
  • Foster “internal attachment” work
  • The “Self” of the therapist-countertransference redefined
Step 3: Permanent Healing of the Traumatic Wound
  • Three phases to healing the wound:
    • Witness the pain
    • Remove the wounded part out of the past
    • Leg go of the feelings, thoughts and beliefs
  • Memory reconsolidation & neuroscience
Integrate IFS into your Treatment Approach
  • EMDR, DBT, Sensorimotor and other methods
  • Transformation vs adaptation or rehabilitation
  • Going beyond the cognitive
  • Integrate IFS with your current clinical approach

FRANK G. ANDERSON, M.D.

Frank Guastella Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the chairman of the Foundation for Self Leadership (the Internal Family Systems Therapy organization) and has served on the research advisory committee and the speakers bureau for the Center for Self Leadership.

He has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter "Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He has maintained a long affiliation with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston and maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association or NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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