Level 1 IFS Trainings in US and Canada

We are organizing more IFS Level 1 trainings for 2021 and will post them on this website as soon as they're available to receive applications. For the time being, we're organizing Online trainings, and will send an email to the Online Level 1 Interest list when a training becomes available. We invite you to add your name to that list (a drop-down from the Trainings tab).

Due to the popularity of Level 1s, we use a randomized lottery to determine who can apply for these IFS Institute trainings. Please see each new training’s webpage for details.

Mastering the Skills of IFS

Level 1 trainings are comprehensive programs in which participants develop an understanding of the conceptual basis of IFS and learn how to apply IFS techniques to various clinical populations. Participants are also invited to explore their own inner worlds within a training's safe, nurturing context. A select group of IFS trainers teaches Level 1s using a format that features lectures, experiential exercises, video review, large and small group discussions, and small group practice sessions. Please see each training's website brochure for details.

To apply for a training program and view its brochure, please scroll down and click the training program location that interests you.

To see Training FAQs, click here.

If you are unable to participate in one of the Level 1s already scheduled, we invite you to add your name to an Interest List for a prospective training in another location. IFS Institute will email people on Interest Lists should a training be scheduled in their area. Please note that being on an Interest List does not obligate you to apply to or enroll in a training, and you may add your name to multiple Interest Lists.

Click Here For Level 1 Interest Lists.

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Upcoming Trainings

Training Location Start date

Online (561) - Central Time Zone (nickname Ozark)

Schedule:

2021:  February 12-14, April 23-25, June 4-6, August 6-8, October 8-10, December 3-5

 

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Friday, February 12, 2021

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This training meets online!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Online (651) - Eastern Time Zone (nickname Shenandoah)

Schedule:

2021:  March 19-21, May 14-16, June 25-27, September 24-26, November 19-21

2022: January 28-30

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Friday, March 19, 2021

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This training meets online!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Online (657): Central Time Zone (Nickname Polychrome)

Schedule:

2021: April 8-11, May 13-16, August 5-8, plus 2-hour sessions on April 19 & July 12
 

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Thursday, April 8, 2021

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This training meets online!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Online (658): Central Time Zone (Nickname Eagle Peak)

Schedule:

2021: March 5-11, May 14-20, and 2-hour sessions on April 5 & April 22

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Friday, March 5, 2021

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This training meets online!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Online (659): Eastern Time Zone (Nickname Panorama)

Schedule:

2021:  February 15-18, April 18-21, May 16-19, plus 2-hour sessions on April 12 & May 3

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Monday, February 15, 2021

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This training meets online!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Trainings in progress

Training Location Start date

Boston, MA area - Natick (532)

Schedule:

2020: May 29-31, July 24-26, October 23-25, December 11-13
2021: February 26-28, April 30-May 2

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

Hampton Inn - Natick
319 Speen St.
Natick, MA

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, May 29, 2020

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Hampton Inn - Natick
319 Speen St.
Natick, MA

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Boston, MA Area - Natick (533)

Schedule:

2020: October 2-4, December 4-6
2021: February 12-14, April 23-25, June 11-13, September 17-19

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, October 2, 2020

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All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Boulder, CO (559)

Schedule:

2020:  August 21-23, October 16-18, December 11-13
2021:  February 19-21, April 23-25, June 18-20

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, August 21, 2020

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All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, August 21, 2020

CCSU - Online (766)

Schedule:

2021:  January 8-10, February 26-28, April 9-11, May 7-9, June 11-13, July 9-11

Location:

This training will meet online!

Start date:

Friday, January 8, 2021

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This training will meet online!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Morristown, NJ (552)

Schedule:

2020: May 8-10, July 17-19, October 16-18, December 4-6
2021: January 22-24, March 5-7

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, May 8, 2020

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All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Nashville, TN (597)

Schedule:

2020: June 5-7, July 17-19, October 23-25
2021: January 8-10, February 26-28, March 12-14

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
615-248-1200
www.Trevecca.edu

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, June 5, 2020

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Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
615-248-1200
www.Trevecca.edu

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, June 5, 2020

New York, NY (499)

Schedule:

2019: Nov 22-24
2020: Jan 31-Feb 2, March 13-15 (postponed - Covid), June 12-14, Sept 11-13, Nov 6-8

2021:  January 22-24

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

Balance Arts Center
151 W. 30th St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, November 22, 2019

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Balance Arts Center
151 W. 30th St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Online (558) - Central Time Zone (nickname Wichita)

Schedule:

2020:  November 15-18

2021:  January 3-6, March 7-10

 

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Sunday, November 15, 2020

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This training meets online!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Online (560) - Central Time Zone (nickname: Eagle Mountain)

Schedule:

2020: October 30 - November 6, 

2021: February 1-8

Plus two 2-hour sessions: 

November 30, 2020 and January 5, 2021

 

Location:

This training will meet online!

Start date:

Friday, October 30, 2020

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This training will meet online!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Online (562): Eastern Time Zone (nickname: Blue Ridge training)

Schedule:

2020:  December 10-12

2021:  January 28-30, February 25-27, April 8-10, May 20-22, June 17-19                     

  

Location:

This is an online training!

Start date:

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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This is an online training!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Online (563) - Eastern Time Zone (nickname Adirondack)

Schedule:

2020:  October 25-28

2021: January 10-13, March 14-17, 2021

Plus two 2-hour sessions:
December 7, 2020, and February 8, 2021

 

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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This training meets online!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Online (570) - Mountain Time Zone (nickname Rockies)

Schedule:

2021:  January 8-10, February 5-7, March 5-7, April 9-11, May 14-16, June 4-6

 

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Friday, January 8, 2021

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This training meets online!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Online (589) - Eastern Time Zone - BTR 589C

Schedule:

3 Day Sessions:

2020: September 16-18, October 21-23, December 2-4 

2021: January 27-29, March 3-5, April 7-9

 

Practice Meetings:

2020: October 5, November 9, December 14

2021: February 8, March 22  

Location:

This training will meet online!

Start date:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Online (710): Eastern Time Zone (nickname Allegheny)

Schedule:

3-day sessions:    2020:  December 13-15
                            2021:  January 10-12, February 21-23, March 21-23, April 25-27, June 6-8

2.5-hour meetings: 2021:  January 5, February 2, March 9, April 13, May 11

Location:

This training meets online!

Start date:

Sunday, December 13, 2020

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This training meets online!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Portland, OR (565)

Schedule:

2020:   March 6-8,  May 29-31, July 17-19, August 28-30, October 30-November 1
2021:  January 15-17

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

Cerimon House
Portland, OR

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, March 6, 2020

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Cerimon House
Portland, OR

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Scottsdale, AZ (608)

Schedule:

2020: June 19-21 (Online Session), September 11-13, December 4-6
2021: January 15-17, February 26-28, April 9-11

All sessions through March 2021 will be online due to COVID-19. Decisions about later 2021 sessions being online or onsite will be made at a later date.

Location: Start date:

Friday, June 19, 2020

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Seattle, WA (571)

Schedule:

2020: September 11-13, November 6-8
2021: January 15-17, March 19-21, June 4-6, July 23-25

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Location:

All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Start date:

Friday, September 11, 2020

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All remaining sessions will be online due to COVID-19.

Friday, September 11, 2020