Virtual 2021 IFS Annual Conference

October 14-16

Restoring Wholeness Through Collective Transformation

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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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 Institute 2021VIrtual Annual Conference

2021 IFS Annual Conference

First Ever Virtual IFS Annual Conference, October 14-16th

The IFS community is bigger, and more global than ever, and we’ve been through a lot since our last conference. Together we will learn, heal, and celebrate the growing movement of IFS with the theme: 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. 

Learn More and Register Today!

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Workshops / Retreats

Investigating Internal Family Systems Addressing Shame, Trauma & Addiction

Schedule

FRIDAY

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
 Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
 Workshop

SATURDAY

9:00 a.m.–Noon
 Workshop

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
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SUNDAY

9:00 a.m.–Noon
 Workshop

1:00 p.m.
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Learn more and register at https://www.eomega.org/workshops/investigating-internal-family-systems  

Addiction is a complicated and devastating experience for many people. Associated feelings of shame and failure often present a barrier between an individual and their true Self.

Because addiction can also be a symptom of trauma, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is a compassionate means to revisit trauma, initiate healing, and in turn, help the individual address addiction behaviors.

IFS was founded in the 1980s, when family therapist Dr. Richard Schwartz asked patients why...

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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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