Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): 2-Day Experiential Workshop


77 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621


February 27th and 28th, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. As a young therapist, I often struggled to get results. I avoided my client’s internal emotions and instead tried to control the difficult symptoms I was seeing – which led to heated arguments and frustration rather than progress. When I started listening closely to my clients, I finally discovered the answer to healing and transformation …

Negotiating Relationships with IFS: Self-Leadership for Healing


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


March 8 - 13, 2020

Sunday 7:30–9:30 pm
Monday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Tuesday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm, 7:30–9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Thursday 8:30–11:30 am, 1:45–3:45 pm
Friday 9:00–11:00 am

Presented by Richard Schwartz, PhD. & Sarah Stewart, PsyD.. For everyone, including therapists, non-therapists, and seasoned IFS practitioners. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a highly effective way of guiding people to a sense of Self, a state of inner clarity and compassion from which they can see their reactivity to others as based in their own history. From the Self, one can calm and transform troubling inner voices and feelings of vulnerability, inadequacy, and overwhelm. Presented by Richard Schwartz, PhD. & Sarah Stewart, PsyD. .By utilizing IFS, therapists and lay people can hold this Self state of loving-kindness—allowing you to work with your own experience and thus maintain a center from which to engage with others and help them heal. Learn how to remain steady, centered, and openhearted in the face of your own and other’s reactivity in this program that offers:

Introduction to the IFS Model: A Workshop for Divorce and Family Professionals


Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 


Friday, March 27th, 2020
9 am - 5 pm 

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. When embattled parties come to the mediation or negotiation table, they are often awash in emotions and impulses that make for difficult interactions and impasses. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model provides a language and framework for helping each party identify and speak for the fearful, enraged, or wounded parts of themselves that are driving the conflict, and feel witnessed by the other. Once these behind‐the‐scenes feelings are revealed, the atmosphere in the room often shifts and the parties are more willing to de‐escalate their conflict and discuss their issues from a calmer, more mindful place. In addition, IFS offers mediators, lawyers, and other professionals clear, practical ways to work with their own emotions. This program is led by IFS Founding Developer Dick Schwartz and BLC Founder David Hoffman. No prior IFS training required.

Exploring the Inner Addict: Addiction, Spirituality & IFS


UJA-Federation of New York

130 East 59th Street

New York, NY 10022


Fri, April 24, 2020

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute is pleased to announce our upcoming annual conference exploring the intersection between addiction, spirituality, recovery and Internal Family Systems.

Addiction has classically been defined as a disease and a compulsive behavior that interferes with daily living. Thus “addicts” must remain hyper-vigilant against the ever-present enemy of addiction. But what if we reframed 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...

The Treatment of Trauma in the Internal Family Systems Model


New York Open Center

22 E 30th Street
New York, NY 10016


April 25th, 2020
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Presented by Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is one of the fastest growing and most innovative approaches to psychotherapy. 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.

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. ​