Research

IFS Shown to Reduce Pain and Depression, and Improve Physical Function for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Results of Randomized Controlled Study Published in the Journal of Rheumatology August 15, 2013 – The results from a randomized controlled study, published recently in the Journal of Rheumatology, show that an IFS-based intervention had positive effects on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), reducing pain and depressive symptoms, while improving physical function and self-compassion. The study was the first randomized control trial of its kind conducted to assess the efficacy of IFS on patient outcomes Dr. Nancy Shadick, from the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital at....

IFS Scale

The IFS Scale is a personality scale based on the Internal Family Systems Model. It is the product of an extensive research project conducted by Ms. DeLand in collaboration with Richard Schwartz, and has proven to be an effective tool for the IFS practitioner. The scale is available via an online website to trained IFS clinicians for a fee of $9.99 per use. Here is the link to the website: http://www.ifs-scale.com If you have any questions please feel free to email Lia DeLand directly at liadeland5@gmail.com. Information Regarding the IFS Scale Overview: This is a 57-item scale ( a = .98; item....

IFS Glossary of Terms

Balance: A state in which members of a human system have equitable access to the responsibilities, resources, and influence they need. Blending: When the feelings and beliefs of one part merge with another part or with the Self Burdens: Extreme ideas or feelings that are carried by parts and govern their lives. Parts accrue burdens from exposure to an external person or event. Constraining Environment: A human system's environment that is characterized by imbalance, polarization, enmeshment, and problematic leadership. Constraining environments impose burdens on the systems within them. Direct....

IFS Bibliography, APA Style

BOOKS Anderson, F.G., Sweezy, M., & Schwartz, R.C. (2017). Internal family systems skills training manual: Trauma-informed treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD & substance abuse. Eau Claire, Wisconsin: PESI Publishing. Barbera, M. (2008). Bring yourself to love: How couples can turn disconnection into intimacy. Boston, MA: Dos Monos Press. Breunlin, D.C., Schwartz, R.C., & MacKune-Karrer, B. (1992). Metaframeworks: Transcending the models of family therapy. San Francisco CA: Jossey-Bass (415) 433-1740. Carson, D.K., & Becker, K.W. (2003). Creativity in psychotherapy: Reaching new heights....