A Retreat Integrating Internal Family Systems with Practices from Tibetan Buddhism


Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
253 Philbrick Hill Road
Springfield, NH 03748


May 1st - 3rd, 2020
May 1st at 3:00 pm - May 3rd at noon

Presented by Lama John Makransky and Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. Have you noticed that, even after years of dedicated and sincere spiritual practice, whole areas of our personalities and lives can remain untouched by the compassion and wisdom described in the spiritual teachings? There is a paradigm shift taking place in both psychology and spiritual practice. It hinges on recognizing that we have not just one personality, but many inner sub-personalities, or parts, whose burdens obscure our access to the qualities and energy of our fuller awareness–our true Self. When we notice these parts of ourselves and how our minds have identified with them, we can learn how to welcome and integrate them into our spiritual life.

Internal Family Systems Workshop


Cape Code Institute


July 13-17, 2020

This workshop is designed for therapists with little exposure to IFS as well as those who know the basics of IFS, but have trouble when clients resist, have particularly difficult parts, or when it comes to using the model with couples or larger systems. We will begin with an overview of IFS and then move on to the deeper exploration of issues that arise during treatment. This course will also provide the opportunity to participants to identify and work with the parts of themselves that interfere in their relationships with clients. The workshop will be a balance of lectures, demonstration, and experiential exercises.

Trauma & The Internal Family Systems Model: Releasing Personal & Legacy Burdens


Hosted by Therapy Training Boston 

The Walker Center in Auburndale
Newton, MA 


Monday, July 27th, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
9:00 am - 4:45 pm 

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. 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, couples and families. ​

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262


Internal Family Systems Therapy - Embodying the Healing Wisdom

Presenters: Richard C. Schwartz & Sarah B. Stewart

For mental-health professionals, therapists experienced with IFS, psychologists, and social workers of all levels, and those new to the model.

The world’s religions teach that there is an untarnished essence within us, a Self from which wisdom, healing, and spiritual energy flow. We rarely experience this Self because it is obscured by self-protective psychological mechanisms, or lost in the fear, pain, and shame of past trauma.

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model...