Creating Clarity: IFS Level 1 Admissions Changes coming in 2024

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As many are aware, over the past few years the IFS Institute has seen a significant increase in demand for our IFS Trainings. We've previously shared our efforts to cultivate our trainer community, as well as our progress increasing access to significantly more program participants as part of our efforts to meet this demand.  

As we’ve continued this work, we recognize the necessity of distinguishing between the clinical use of IFS as an evidenced-based psychotherapy and the application of IFS as a model of the mind across other disciplines. We also recognize the need to expand our program offerings to better meet the learning needs of those applying the model across other disciplines vs continuing with our one-size-fits-all approach. 

To facilitate these two shifts, we must separate paths for IFS learning. Beginning in February 2024, admissions for IFS Level 1 Trainings in the US and Canada will shift to limit enrollment to those already qualified and legally credentialed to work in a mental health profession.  We continue ongoing consultation with our International Partners for future alignment of international admissions criteria with their local professional regulations. Once we accommodate the new credentialing requirements to other countries, these same changes will apply to all of our international trainings. We will provide an additional announcement before the effective date of these changes to our international trainings

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