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.

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


Hosted by Therapy Training Boston 

Live Online Event via Zoom - Please See Registration


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...

Engaging Difference: Healing Trauma Related to Race, Culture and Identity Using the Intercultural Development Curriculum and the Internal Family Systems Model


Live on Zoom



Monday August 17, Tuesday August 18, Wednesday August 19, 2020  
9:45 am to 3:45 pm on Monday and Tuesday; 9:45 am to 4 pm on Wednesday

Research documents how systemic oppression creates significant physical and mental health care disparities in marginalized populations. The good news is that mental health professionals can minimize these negative effects by providing effective treatment for people who are neglected and exploited in our culture. Being an effective helper in this context is significantly challenging due to the ways we are socialized. In addition, the expectation to enact expertise in our roles gets in the way of needed cross cultural humility. This results in iatrogenic effects in which therapeutic...