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.

Exploring the Inner Addict in the Time of COVID



September 25, 2020

10:00am - 5:30pm ET

Exploring the Inner Addict in the Time of COVID: Addiction, Spirituality, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Richard Schwartz

Addiction has classically been defined as a disease and compulsive behavior that interferes with daily living. Thus “addicts” must remain hyper-vigilant against the ever-present enemy of addiction. But what if we framed addiction as sacred protection from deeper pain that could be healed and transformed with curiosity and compassion? What if loving our inner addicted parts was the key to liberating them? And how might we employ these new understandings for...

Introduction to IFS with Presence Practice




Fri Sept 11. 12:30-3:00
Sat Sept 12:  1-4:30
Fri Sept 11:  12:30-2:30
Sat Sept 12: 1:00-4:30
Fri Sept 25: 12:30-2:30
Sat Sept 26: 1:00-4:30

Learn and practice the theory and process of IFS virtually.  Through presentation, video demonstration, guided visualization, discussion, become familiar with parts, Self, and the flow of the IFS model.  ‘All parts are Welcome’ mindfulness practices will be integrated into the workshop to help increase awareness of Self.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice steps of the IFS model in small “break-out rooms” led by supportive, experienced IFS therapists.

“Michelle has a deep understanding of this model” – Richard Schwartz


CEUs: 16 CEUs available for social...

The Case for Reparations in a Time of National Crisis


Online (Zoom)

IFS Institute is pleased to co-sponsor this event - it is not focused on the IFS model or presented by IFS providers

Please join us for an interactive dialogue about reparations, in conjunction with the presentation “Transforming Ghosts Into Ancestors: Un-silencing The Psychological Case For Reparations To Descendants Of American Slavery” by Drs. Bryan Nichols and Medria Connolly. You may wish to read their article in advance. We hope that you will share in our commitment to move forward in pursuit of racial equity, justice, and repair.



2:00 - 5:00 PM ...



Live Webinar


•    FRI, OCTOBER 16TH, 2020, 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
•    FRI, OCTOBER 16TH, 2020, 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM EST
•    FRI, OCTOBER 16TH, 2020, 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM EST
•    FRI, OCTOBER 16TH, 2020, 3:15 PM- 4:45 PM EST

Sexual trauma and sexual harassment are common underlying factors of sexual dysfunction and they both significantly impact a couple’s sexual intimacy.  Dr. Wonder will review typical protective couple’s dynamics that impede sexual intimacy, discuss the healing effect of Self energy and compassion, observe the Courageous Communication Protocol and identify therapist parts that get activated when working with sexual intimacy.

This course will include didactic presentations, video illustrations from client sessions and demonstration of exercises. Participants will be given an opportunity to...

From Ancient Wisdom to Contemporary Practice: Integrating Mindfulness and Yoga Practices with Inspiration from LifeForce Yoga® and the Internal Family Systems Model


​Live on Zoom


October 23, 2020 - 9:00 am to 4:45 pm 

Credits: 6 CEs
Location: ​Live on Zoom                                                                                                               


There is a large cache of yoga practices that can help people who suffer with anxiety, mood issues and trauma reactivity. The tricky part is what works for whom. Another conundrum is how to introduce practices in sessions organically, so the process is collaborative and ultimately helpful to those we serve. There are many good reasons why the people who show up in our offices don’t simply “try this” and solve their own...

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


Live on Zoom due to Covid 19 precautions


Dates and Times: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 9:000 am to 4:30 pm; Friday, March 5, 2021 - 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Credits: 12 CEs


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 and trauma. IFS is a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy now 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...