The IFS 6Fs: Simple Steps to Helping Protective Parts Differentiate from the Self

Dr. Frank Anderson, lead trainer at the IFS Institute, shares a simple process that helps your clients gain clarity so they can begin the healing process

Frank G. Anderson, M.D.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based treatment modality that can radically transform your practice with unique and empowering methods to address a wide range of clinical concerns.

It’s based on the idea that the mind is naturally multiple, and that’s a good thing. Our inner parts have valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole.

In IFS all parts are welcome...

But sometimes clients need help separating those parts before they can make progress.

To get started, download your FREE infographic to help your clients separate protective parts from the self. This free resource is an excellent starting point for adding IFS to your practice.

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If you’re interested in adding IFS to your clinical practice, you’ll want to take a risk-free look at our online training course, Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model. One of the most popular and effective treatment techniques used by mental health professionals today, thousands of clinicians already trust Internal Family Systems in their work to help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and other mental health conditions.

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Meet the Expert:
Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.

Dr. Anderson 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 co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment,” in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

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Topic: Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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