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

Where:   ELLICOTT CITY, MD

When:  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$229.99
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$199.99
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Location

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 a part of me does not”.

For our clients, this kind of inner emotional conflict can become intense, even debilitating. Why, they wonder, are their relationships unstable? Why are they sometimes enraged and other times too passive? Why do symptoms persist? Can they ever really ‘get over’ traumatic childhood experiences? They may notice a part of them wants to deal with it and another part is hopeless.

Internal Family Systems offers unique, clarifying, and empowering methods for addressing these common clinical concerns. Some models of psychotherapy regard having multiple internal “parts” as pathological. NOT in IFS. IFS views the multiplicity of the mind as normal. Every part has a positive intention and every part has value. All clients can heal. IFS aligns the therapist with the innate wisdom of the client. IFS cultivates compassion.

IFS is a powerful treatment modality. Once you experience it you will want to incorporate it into your practice.

In developing IFS 30 years ago, Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various conflicting roles and extreme behaviors within themselves. He noticed that when parts felt heard and safe and had their concerns addressed, clients became calm and less reactive. They could begin to make different and better decisions. IFS therapy helps clients to find safe ways to connect to early childhood emotions, to transform negative beliefs, to feel grounded in their true self, and to achieve lasting change in their lives.

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 more effectively (van der Kolk 2015).

Join Rina Dubin, Ed.D, LPC, IFS trainer, for this transformational training day. Learn all that IFS therapy can do for you and your clients.

This training is rich with teachings, videos, experiential exercises, and mini-demos. It will offer you proven techniques to immediately apply in your clinical practice!
Objectives:

  1. Investigate Internal Family Systems (IFS) steps, concepts and techniques to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  2. Illustrate how IFS posits a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders by translating common comorbidities into parts language.
  3. Demonstrate clinical interventions for client’s parts to enhance your effectiveness in session.
  4. Evaluate the IFS perspective and treatment strategies for transference and countertransference.
  5. Examine the view that symptoms and psychopathology are attempts to solve an emotional problem.
  6. Summarize the benefits of applying IFS within your existing model of therapy.
OUTLINE

Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • A comprehensive, integrative, non-pathologizing paradigm
  • Evolution of the model by Richard Schwartz, PhD
  • Understand the inner world of clients, Self and Parts
  • Apply inner resources and self-compassion for healing
  • Burdens, unburden, shift negative beliefs
  • Study limitations: small sample size, no control group
  • Clinical considerations for clients experiencing abuse
IFS STEP-BY-STEP CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES

Step 1: Identify the Diagnoses & Symptoms
  • Clinical assessment of target problem
  • Map the system
  • Identify target part
  • Separate the person from the symptom
  • Apply meditation skills
  • Address fear/concerns
  • Become curious
  • Find the real story behind the symptom
Step 2: Gain Access to Internal Strengths & Resources for Healing
  • Increase understanding and acceptance
  • Move from defensiveness to curiosity
  • Access compassion to open the pathways toward healing
  • Foster “internal attachment” work
Step 3: Heal the Traumatic Wound
  • Allow compassion to flow
  • Witness the pain vs re-enactment or re-traumatization
  • Release and unburden
  • Integration
IFS in Action
  • Experiential exercises
  • Clinical demos, both video and live
  • Practice techniques
  • Application in diverse clinical populations
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields

RINA L. DUBIN, ED.D., LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

Rina Dubin, Ed.D, LPC, is a certified IFS therapist and IFS trainer in private practice in Newton, MA. Her involvement with the IFS community began in 2004, and loves being part of the healing process which has allowed IFS to become a centerpiece in her work. She has been affiliated with Internal Family Systems of New England (IFSNE) since its beginning in 2009, and as a member of the steering committee, she has been thrilled with the accelerating growth of IFS in the greater New England area. Rina has a broad background in trauma, and offers supervision and consultation.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rina Dubin maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rina Dubin is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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 consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


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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This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 Practice) 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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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