Internal Family Systems

In this seminar recording, IFS and trauma expert Frank Anderson, MD, will help you learn of all of what IFS therapy can do for you and your clients.

Speakers include: Frank Anderson

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Internal Family Systems (7 hours CPD)

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A transformative treatment for healing PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance misuse and more

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 doesn’t….” as we grapple with our internal self, desires, and behaviors. Think about the family of emotions from Pixar’s movie Inside Out - how family of emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger all interacted inside Riley Anderson’s mind to form her reactions and memories. Now you are thinking along the lines of IFS - Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological. NOT in IFS. In IFS the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value. All clients have the ability to heal themselves if they listen to their parts. IFS is a very powerful tool for clinicians. Once you see it in action, you’ll be hooked! And you’ll want to immediately incorporate it into your practice.

In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various parts, many extreme, within themselves.

When these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive. In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the client.

Today, 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 effectively (van der Kolk 2015).

Purchase or subscribe to this series and learn how to:

  • Heal traumatic wounds at the cellular level
  • Use meditative practices to have clients see their symptomology in a different way
  • A non-pathological and accelerated approach to emotional well-being
  • Everyone - no matter how sick - has healing inner resources
  • Turn pathology and symptoms into inner resources and self-leadership

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Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the chairman of the Foundation for Self Leadership (the Internal Family Systems Therapy organization) and has served on the research advisory committee and the speakers bureau for the Center for Self Leadership. He 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 has maintained a long affiliation with Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston and maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.


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