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

Where:   WOBURN, MA

When:  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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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 does not “.

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

Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers unique, clarifying and empowering methods for addressing these common clinical issues. 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, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various conflicting roles and extreme behavior 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 effective (van der Kolk 2015).

Join Fran Booth, LICSW, IFS Trainer and colleague of Dr. Richard Schwartz, for this transformational training day. Learn all that IFS therapy can do for you and your clients. Clients will leave your office with increased calm and clarity and will notice more successful interactions in their everyday lives. You will renew your hope in the possibility of change for yourself and others.

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) concepts, steps and techniques to broaden treatment intervention options.
  2. Discover how IFS brings a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders by translating common comorbidities into parts language.
  3. Examine the IFS view that client symptoms and psychopathology are attempts to solve an emotional problem.
  4. View a clinical session to deepen one’s understanding of IFS treatment strategies.
  5. Practice clinical interventions to enhance effectiveness in sessions.
  6. Consider the benefits of applying IFS to one’s current clinical practice.
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
  • Practical 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

FRANCES D. BOOTH, LICSW

Frances D. Booth, LICSW, is a certified IFS therapist and trainer with over 40 years of direct clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. As a national and international IFS trainer, she collaborates with Dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of Internal Family Systems, to bring IFS and Self-leadership to diverse populations worldwide.

Fran’s clinical specialties are: trauma, anxiety, depression, cancer and medical concerns, eating disorders, and attachment disorders. She has successfully integrated IFS principles into her practice and she consults widely to clinicians on using IFS. She brings to this workshop a depth of experience for integrating IFS into practice. A dynamic, engaging speaker, Fran’s unique blend of theoretical understanding and clinical expertise will provide a solid IFS foundation.

Fran graduated from Cornell University and Simmons School for Social Work and has held faculty positions at Smith College School for Social Work, Tufts Medical School and William James College.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frances Booth is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Frances Booth is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
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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.

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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.

Massachusetts Counselors: This program has been approved for 6.25 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 03/21/2020. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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.

Massachusetts Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Psychologists
This live 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 and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Social Workers
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Other Professions
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