Please note: Events on this page are presented by those carrying an IFS Certification, but these events are not managed or administered by IFS Institute. Please refer to the contact information in the individual listing for questions about specific events.
Event Location Presenter Date

Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model: Releasing Personal and Legacy Burdens


Friday, March 18, 2022: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm EST

Saturday: March 19, 2022 - 10:00 am to 5:45 pm EST

This presentation will provide a brief review of the basics of the IFS model by Richard Schwartz, PhD, who developed the model, then will focus in detail on its use with attachment injuries and trauma related presenting problems. IFS is a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy certified as an evidence-based practice by SAMHSA. IFS offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided, and a set of original techniques for creating safety and fostering Self-to-Self connection in individuals, couples, and families. The model posits that people have a core Self that is unharmed by traumatic events. The path to healing in the IFS model is to facilitate a process that releases constraints to people living a life that is led by their core Self rather than from aspects of themselves, called parts, that act from reactive and defensive stances, causing further problems in an effort to help or protect.

Live on Zoom 


Therapy Training Boston - Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

Intro to Internal Family Systems: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness


Internal Family Systems: Healing Trauma & Restoring Wholeness

April 8–10, 2022

Subject to change.

Friday 7:30–9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00–11:00 am and 2:00–4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00–11:00 am Room checkout is 11:00 am; luggage may be held at Reception.

General Information

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST) unless otherwise noted.

Arrival Day
4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00 pm, but if you arrive early we will hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Actual schedules and venues may vary; please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in.

Join IFS founder Dr. Richard Schwartz, to learn the transformative therapy model that offers breakthrough healing of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, and more.

In this program, you’ll discover the power of IFS through lecture and discussion, real-life videos and case examples, and experiential exercises.

You’ll emerge from the program understanding the basic theory and principles of IFS therapy and be able to

  • Identify the effects of trauma on parts and Self
  • Access your client’s Self—a core of compassion and other leadership qualities
  • Manage client...

The Art of Living Retreat Center

639 Whispering Hills Road
Boone, NC 28607


Dr. Richard C. Schwartz