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No Bad Parts

Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model

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What is Internal Family Systems?

Transformative psychotherapy… and empowering paradigm.

Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing.  Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.

IFS is a movement. A new, empowering paradigm for understanding and harmonizing the mind and, thereby, larger human systems. One that can help people heal and helps the world become a more compassionate place.

IFS Institute welcomes all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language or cultural background into the Internal Family Systems community. You are welcome here, and all of your parts are welcome too. Learn more about our Individual and Organizational IFS Training Scholarship opportunities which support our quest to expand diversity and inclusivity in our community.

The mission of IFS Institute is to bring more Self leadership to the world. 

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An Overview of IFS

Training

Professional IFS
Training and Certification

IFS Institute offers three progressive levels of professional training for those wishing to become IFS therapists and practitioners. An IFS Level 1 Training is the minimum requirement for practicing IFS in a clinical or professional setting.

IFS Certified Therapists and IFS Certified Practitioners carry a distinguished mark demonstrating competency and experience of the IFS model. Learn more about becoming IFS Certified here.

IFS Institute is organizing more Level 1, 2 and 3 trainings for both 2020 and 2021!  If you'd like us to email you when a training is ready to receive applications, please add your name to interest lists here.    With everyone’s safety in mind, all of these new trainings will be scheduled to meet online due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. 

Online Learning

IFS Online Circle

IFS Online Circle

Our signature introductory online course taught by Dr. Richard Schwartz and Senior IFS trainers, Toni Herbine-Blank and Pam Krause. Enrollment opens each March and September when we offer monthly teachings progressing through the concepts of IFS including The Flow of the Model, The Protective System, Fears of the Protectors, Working with Exiles, Polarizations, Direct Access and In-Sight, and more.

IFS Continuity Program

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Our Continuity Membership Program is for those who are enrolled in or have completed an IFS Level 1 Training and those who have already participated in the Online Circle program. This online community is a global platform for continuous learning to deepen IFS knowledge and skills. Enrollment opens three times a year as we introduce a new four-month course.

IFS Annual Conference: Restoring Wholeness through Collective Transformation

2021 IFS Annual Conference

October 14th-16th, 2021
Restoring Wholeness Through Collective Transformation

The IFS Conference is open to all – seasoned IFS practitioners as well as non-therapists -- interested in learning about or expanding their knowledge of IFS. Earn IFS certification credits, discover a wide range of learning opportunities and connect with other IFS practitioners.

 

IFS News

We're Hiring!

IFS Institute is thrilled to be expanding our team! We currently have 2 open positions available: Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Founder
Workshops / Retreats

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY - Embodying the Healing Wisdom

Schedule

DATE: August 1–5, 2021 

TIME: 

Sunday 7:30–9:00 pm;

Monday 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 2:00–4:00 pm;

Tuesday 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 2:00–4:00 pm, 6:00–8:00 pm;

Wednesday 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 2:00–4:00 pm;

Thursday 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 2:00–4:00 pm EST

The world’s religions teach that there is an untarnished essence within us, a Self from which wisdom, healing, and spiritual energy flow. We rarely experience this Self because it is obscured by self-protective psychological mechanisms, or lost in the fear, pain, and shame of past trauma. Learn to bring the essence of yourself forward with natural compassion and confidence through Internal Family Systems.

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model helps you access the Self and bring its natural compassion and confidence into daily life. People who have used IFS report profound shifts in...

Testimonials

IFS has been the single most influential model by which I view the world, my interactions with others and myself.  It is more than a model for professionals in the mental health field. It is a model that facilitates one's personal growth and is intuitive and easily accessible.  It is applicable and versatile for a myriad of contexts including corporate teams and school classrooms.

Ellyn, Chicago IL

Great insight is developing my own ability to have presence and help my coaching clients do the same - plus opportunity to connect to a unique, warm, and supportive community.

M. Hurwich

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