$400 – $700

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) Introductory Workshop

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Halifax, NS, Canada

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Internal Family Systems (IFS), an innovative therapy developed by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., has gained respect as a powerful method for healing traumatic, shame-based, and compulsive-addictive problems. IFS recently received recognition by the NREPP (United States National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices) as effective for improving general functioning and well-being, and promising for improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms, physical health conditions and symptoms, personal resilience/self-concept, and depression and depressive symptoms.

The IFS model assumes that we all have many parts (or sub-personalities), which form relationships with one another that look very much like a family system. In response to early stress and trauma our parts take on extreme roles that are intended to be protective. IFS therapy offers patients straightforward guidelines for identifying specific parts and approaching them with non-judgmental curiosity in order to understand their motives, roles, concerns, and history. While the traditional therapeutic alliance is important, IFS therapy focuses on developing direct internal relationships between the patient and his or her parts. IFS therapists also learn to use countertransference therapeutically by noticing and helping their own parts who are having strong reactions to parts of the patient.

This weekend seminar will provide the participants with an introduction to the IFS model in a cohesive group setting using a variety of teaching formats including lecture, video, live demonstrations, and experiential guided imagery exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about some of their own internal parts.

The workshop will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday from 9 AM to 12 PM. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and there will be a break each day for lunch on your own.

The seminar will be co-lead by Martha Sweezy, Ph.D., LICSW, Nicole Herschenhous, MD, DABPN, and David Lovas, MD, FRCPC, DABPN. (see bios below)


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