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2-Day Advanced Workshop: Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Frank Anderson MD
2-Day Advanced Workshop: Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Frank Anderson MD

Where:   RICHMOND, VA

When:  Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Friday, January 24, 2020

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RICHMOND, VA 23219
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Course Description:

Revolutionize your clinical approach and help your clients heal with Internal Family Systems therapy model.

IFS is one of the most popular new and effective treatment techniques – the wounds that underlie our clients’ symptoms and causes their relationship difficulties.

IFS is one of the most popular, new, and effective evidence-based treatment techniques in use today.

Thousands of clinicians already trust IFS as their go-to treatment tool to effectively heal emotional wounds so they can make greater therapeutic progress with client’s struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and other mental health conditions.

This 2-day workshop is your opportunity to learn the IFS method step-by-step from Dr. Frank Anderson, one of the biggest names in the field.

Whether you are an experienced IFS therapist, a novice, or someone without any IFS training, this workshop will increase your clinical sophistication and confidence with IFS so you can treat a wide range of clients more effectively than ever before.

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the IFS method, a non-pathologizing approach to healing that is sweeping the field of mental health and beyond.

Join IFS expert, author, prominent clinician & psychiatrist Frank Anderson, MD, to learn how to help clients heal from the inside out. Dr. Anderson will teach you the IFS steps that he has learned to hone his clinical work – and that have produced such transformation in his clients. He will clearly present all the tools and techniques in an easy-to-learn fashion.

Explore several different applications of the IFS Model of therapy including; trauma and attachment, depression, anxiety, psychosis, addictions, eating disorders and shame to name a few. Learn how to apply IFS when working with groups, children, parents, couples, and LGBTQ clients.

This is an experiential training that includes didactic lecture, video examples, practice, live demonstrations and meditations.

Leave this seminar feeling confident to start incorporating IFS into your clinical practice! Don’t miss out on learning from one of Internal Family Systems internationally known and respected lead trainers.
Objectives:

  1. Utilize the steps of working with client’s “protective parts” to improve treatment outcomes as proposed by the IFS model.
  2. Differentiate between empathy and compassion as it relates the IFS approach and improving the therapeutic process.
  3. Appraise the evidence that supports meditation as beneficial to clinical outcomes when used in the IFS process of therapy.
  4. Explore and diagnose wounds connected to grief and loss; and describe two effective IFS interventions.
  5. Appraise how to address the “protector” fears as they arise for the client during the therapy session.
  6. Apply IFS methods to help trauma clients manage their overwhelming feelings.
  7. Demonstrate how to explain to clients the neuroscience of hyperarousal in their “extreme parts”.
  8. Demonstrate how the role of criticism and neglect from care-givers causes shame cycles in your clients and how parts-work breaks the cycle.
  9. Apply the “triggering agreement” intervention when working with clients around resolving parenting issues that arise for them.
  10. Demonstrate what “tracking the sequence” means as it applies to couples’ treatment.
  11. Analyze the necessity-and create modifications-when using IFS in an inpatient setting.
  12. Within the internal system, determine the parts of self that are associated with substance use disorders.
  13. Assess countertransference, including recognition of potential activation of therapist’s own reactive parts.
OUTLINE

Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Comprehensive, compassionate, non-pathologizing treatment approach
  • Paradigm-shifting perspective on “psychopathology”
  • Easily integrated into other therapeutic modalities
  • Teach clients to access inner wisdom and self-compassion to heal traumatic wounds
Evolution of the Model
  • Development of the IFS model by Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • IFS as an empirically validated treatment: Summary of research support
  • Goals of IFS therapy
  • Starting an IFS session and the flow of the model
The Neuroscience of IFS
  • The mind and the brain
  • Neurons-networks and parts
  • Meditation and self energy
  • Understanding the fear response
IFS STEP-BY-STEP

Step 1: Using Meditative Processes to Identify and Connect with a Target Part
  • Differentiate the person from the symptom
  • Access a state of compassion and curiosity essential for healing
  • Establish a relationship with the target part
  • Learn the history and benevolent intention behind the symptom
Step 2: Working with Protective Parts
  • Facilitate internal attachment work
  • Learn to address the fears/concerns of protective parts
  • Establish a trusting relationship with proactive and reactive parts
  • Resolve internal conflicts
  • Gain permission to proceed with healing
Step 3: Healing the Wound
  • Connect with the wounded part
  • Witness the pain rather than relive it
  • Retrieve the wounded part
  • Release/unburden thoughts, feelings and physical sensations
  • Life without the wound, the post healing process
Therapist Parts
  • Countertransference redefined
  • Identifying parts that get in the way
  • The Science of extreme reactions in therapists and clients
CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF IFS

Trauma and Attachment
  • Roadblocks to healing trauma
  • Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation
  • Dealing with the extreme symptoms and staying in Self
  • Healing attachment wounds: What IFS offers
Depression and Anxiety
  • Differentiating feelings from symptoms
  • Address the biology and process the wound
  • Protection or genetics
Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder
  • Addressing psychotic parts
  • Differentiating psychosis from trauma dysregulation
  • Treating biological issues while addressing emotional pain
Substances and Addictions
  • Befriending addictive parts
  • Healing wounds or stopping use?
  • Addressing the biology and the behavior after healing
Eating Disorders
  • When food “abstinence” is not an option
  • Multiple eating parts
  • Self-led eating
Shame and Grief
  • The shamer and the shamed
  • Critical and neglect shame cycles
  • Loss, letting go and healing
IFS With Specific Client Populations
  • Children and adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Couples
  • Groups and inpatient settings
  • LGBTQ
  • Spirituality and culture
Target Audience

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

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 both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is the vice chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is a trainer at the Center for Self Leadership with Richard Schwartz, PhD, and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston, MA.

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. (Routledge, 2013). He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment" in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy (Routledge, 2016) and co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual (PESI, 2017).

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA, and serves as an Advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).



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.
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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 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
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Marriage & Family Therapists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


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Psychiatrists
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