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.
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Complex Clinical Cases with Adults


Register for individual session or the total series bundle 


Thursday, May 13th 12pm to 2:15pm: Kathy Steele MN, CS
Thursday, May 13th 3pm to 5:15pm: Arielle Schwartz PhD.

Friday, May 14th 12pm to 2:15pm: Richard Schwartz PhD.
Friday, May 14th 3pm to 5:15pm: Peter Levine PhD.

Saturday, May 15th 12pm to 2:15pm: Dolores Mosquera MS
Saturday, May 15th 3pm to 5:15pm: Janina Fisher PhD

Complex Clinical Cases with Adults

Master Clinicians Analyze Complicated Cases and How They Worked with Them

Join us for this unique and extraordinary series where you can watch and learn from some of the best experts and master teachers in the field as they navigate through some of their most complicated adult cases. You will be exposed to multiple theoretical frameworks and ways of looking at the clinical landscape of Adults with complex clinical presentations.  What theories and what approaches guided their clinical decision making and case conceptualization as well as the treatment...

Richard Schwartz

Introduction to IFS with Mindfulness Practice: A Live Online Workshop


Fri Apr 23 - 12:30-2:30
Sat Apr 24 - 1:00-4:30
Fri Apr 30 - 12:30-2:30
Sat May 1: 1:00-4:30
Fri May 14: 12:30-2:30
Sat May 15: 1:00-4:30

Interested in an IFS intro course that gives you a chance to practice the basic steps of the model with the support of supportive, experienced IFS therapists?  Through presentation, live session demonstrations, guided visualization, discussion, and SELF based mindfulness practices, become familiar with Parts, Self, and the basic flow of the IFS model.

CE’s:  16 CEs

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing  education for psychologists.  16 CE’s are approved for this course.  
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A Live Online Workshop


Michelle Lepak, LCSW, IFS Approved Consultant, Certified IFS therapist

The Treatment of Trauma in the Internal Family Systems Model


10:00 am ET – 5:30 pm ET

IFS offers a way to understand and work with clients that helps them quickly access their Self—a core of valuable leadership qualities, such as compassion, to face life challenges—and harmonize their internal family of “parts,” or sub-personalities.

In this workshop we will learn to help clients:

  • Access Self
  • Deal with client resistance and transference more effectively
  • Repair attachment injuries
  • Identify the effects of trauma and use IFS in treating trauma
  • and gain an awareness of our own sub-personalities and how they impact our therapeutic work.


A One-Day Workshop by The Open Center


Saturday, May 22, 2021


Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.

Using IFS to Heal Parts who Focus on Food and the Body


Date and Time:  June 4, 2021 - 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

We are a culture preoccupied with dieting, wellness and devoted to maintaining unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. Confusion and shame about our weight, size, and health are rooted in cultural burdens that can make us lose touch with our innate wisdom about what our bodies need. This has been particularly evident during the pandemic, where messages about food and bodies have often been extreme or conflicting. The Internal Family Systems model offers an alternative to the endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan. The model offers a way to help clients reconnect...

Live on Zoom via Therapy Training Boston

Jeanne Catanzaro, PhD and Dianne Dugan Richards, RDN, LDN

Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Nutrition Professionals


Upcoming all-day experiential workshops:
June 25
October 29

The IFS therapy model is a powerful paradigm for working with eating disorders and disordered eating. This evidence-based therapeutic intervention is used by a wide range of professionals including psychotherapists and registered dietitians. Diana Dugan Richards and I have offered this workshop since 2017. Feedback has included a renewed excitement to help those struggling with food and body issues with a commitment to begin using the IFS concepts right away.

We are delighted to offer a one-day virtual workshop with pre-recorded didactic as a complementary prerequisite. If you are curious...

Live Virtual Workshop with recorded pre-workshop course!

Diana Dugan Richards, RDN, LDN and Molly Kellogg, LCSW, CEDRD

Investigating Internal Family Systems Addressing Shame, Trauma & Addiction



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.


9:00 a.m.–Noon

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.–Noon

1:00 p.m.
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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...

Rhinebeck, NY

Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.