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Internal Family Systems Bundle
Package - Video & Book
$229.98 USD
$199.99
Product Details
Format:
Package - Video & Book
Authors:
FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.
MARTHA SWEEZY, PH.D.
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
12/14/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RVKIT052468
Objectives
[+] [-] 048925 - Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  1. Investigate Internal Family Systems (IFS) concepts, steps and techniques to broaden treatment intervention options.
  2. Appraise how IFS brings a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders by translating common comorbidities into parts language.
  3. Analyze the IFS view that client’s symptoms and psychopathology are attempts to solve an emotional problem.
  4. Inspect a clinical session to deepen one’s understanding of IFS treatment strategies.
  5. Practice clinical interventions to enhance effectiveness in sessions.
  6. Appraise the benefits of applying IFS to one’s current clinical practice.

Outline
[+] [-] 048925 - Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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

Harness neuroscience for techniques that cure traumatic wounds

Study limitations: small sample size, no control group

Clinical considerations for clients experiencing abuse

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: Heal the Traumatic Wound

Three phases to healing the wound:

Witness the pain

Remove the wounded part out of the past

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


Author

FRANK ANDERSON, M.D.

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.

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.

MARTHA SWEEZY, PH.D.

Martha Sweezy, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, a program consultant and supervisor at Cambridge Health Alliance, and the former assistant director and director of training for the dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) program at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She is the co-editor/co-author of the books Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions, and Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy, as well as co-author of the book Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy. She has a therapy and consultation practice in Northampton, MA.

RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of associate professor at both institutions. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients’ descriptions of experiencing various parts – many extreme – within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the “Self.” In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the clients. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. Because IFS locates the source of healing within the client, the therapist is freed to focus on guiding the client’s access to his or her true Self and supporting the client in harnessing its wisdom. This approach makes IFS a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy. It provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients symptoms and suffering.

In 2000, Richard Schwartz founded The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Schwartz is a featured speaker for many national psychotherapy organizations and a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he serves on the editorial boards of four professional journals. He has published four books and over 50 articles about IFS. His books include Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual (with Frank Anderson, M.D. and Martha Sweezy, Ph.D.) (PESI, 2017), Internal Family Systems Therapy (Guilford Press, 1997), Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (Tarcher, 2001), and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding) (Trailheads, 2003), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer) (Jossey-Bass, 1997). Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Speaker Disclosure Financial: Richard Schwartz is the Founder of The Center for Self Leadership. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Schwartz is a Fellow and member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 048925 - Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
[+] [-] 085175 - Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual
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Reviews
[+] [-] 085175 - Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual
"A unique and effective roadmap for working with parts of the self to resolve trauma and attachment injury. Concise, accessible, and grounded in an attitude of kindness and respect for the client, the manual includes vivid case transcripts, clear solutions for therapeutic challenges, and engaging exercises for clients to complete. With these practical and accessible interventions, therapists of all persuasions will find this book to be an invaluable addition to their toolbox, one that could revolutionize their clinical work."
-- Pat Ogden, PhD, Founder & Educational Director, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

"Without losing the compassionate, gentle essence of the Internal Family Systems model, this workbook helps clients and therapists alike to have a structure and guiding hand through the struggle and pain of trauma treatment. This is a workbook that touches the heart rather than simply managing the symptoms.
-- Janina Fisher, PhD, International Trauma Expert and Author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors

"My staff and I have been using the exercises and meditations with our clients in our trauma-informed eating disorder group with positive feedback from all! The introduction is so clear for those unfamiliar with the model. Thank you for this wonderful resource."
-- Dr. Amy Banks, MD, Director of Advanced Training and Senior Research Scientist at The Jean Baker Miller Training Institute and the Wellesley Centers for Women, and co-author of Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships