Exploring the Inner Addict: Addiction, Spirituality & IFS


Richard C. Schwartz, PhD.


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 liberating them?

Richard Schwartz is the founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapeutic school that combines systems thinking with the view that the mind is composed of discrete yet intertwined sub-personalities or “parts” with their own viewpoint and purpose. Schwartz will present in the morning, followed by PSI staff-led experiential exercises and discussion in the afternoon.

5.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to LMFTs, LMHCs, LCSWs, LMSWs, and CASACs.

PSI is proud to partner with the Interfaith Center of New York and Trinity Church Wall Street.

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