The Treatment of Trauma and The Internal Systems Model


Richard C. Schwartz, PhD


Hosted by Family Service Agency of the Central Coast 

Best Western Seacliff Inn


January 31, 2020 

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Developed over the past two decades, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model 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 couples and families.

This presentation will provide an introduction to the basics of IFS and its use with attachment and trauma. An overview of IFS and its clinical applications will be presented.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic theory and principles of Internal Family Systems

  2. Identify how to access their clients’ Self—a core of compassion and other leadership

  3. Identify how to assess client resistance more effectively and with less effort

  4. Utilize the client’s Self to repair attachment styles

  5. Demonstrate knowledge of IFS model as an internal attachment model

  6. Identify the parallels between external and internal attachment styles

  7. Identify the effects of trauma on parts of Self

  8. Utilize the model in treating trauma

  9. Demonstrate an awareness of their own parts and how those parts impact therapy

  10. Apply IFS principles to transference and counter-transference



$135 individual fee

$115 each for a group of three or more registering together. 

To learn more and to register, click HERE