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Online Course

Bringing IFS Informed Practice to Groups


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Average Rating:
   4.7
Category:
Advanced
Faculty:
Richard Schwartz, PhD |  Sue Richmond, LCSW
Duration:
13 Hours 57 Minutes
Copyright:
May 18, 2021
Product Code:
IRS035314
Media Type:
Online Course


Description

Module I:

Whether you are working for an agency or are in private practice, this module will provide you with an overview of how to start an IFS group, from getting buy-in from prospective participants to introducing IFS language and concepts to the whole group. Whether you offer open or closed groups, this module will show you three distinct approaches to using IFS with groups. In each approach, Sue will offer a guide for how to start each group, use the 6-Fs to help participants unblend from their parts, and teach participants how to speak for their parts rather than from their parts with the intention of creating greater connection to Self and others.

Module II:

One of the most valuable ways of learning the IFS model is to watch trainers do real-life demonstrations in IFS trainings. In this module, you will watch a recorded demo of Sue facilitating a closed group with five participants, all of whom know each other. The group was unscripted, and Sue facilitated it as she would any other closed group. It is a demonstration of Option One described in Module I. At the beginning and end of the group, Sue comments on the process of running the group.

Module III:

This module focuses on handling one of the most challenging stages of group development: The “storming” phase. Rather than pathologizing participants or their parts, you will learn how to understand challenging group process from an IFS lens, as well as learn how to use IFS techniques to heal interpersonal ruptures and help unblend participants from extreme parts. This module will illustrate how Sue teaches participants to track their own parts during challenging group conversations, which can lead to courageous conversations, unburdening of painful family-of-origin issues, and greater Self-energy.

Module IV:

Although the focus in therapy groups is primarily on the participants, this module will reflect on the importance of the role of the therapist. Sue will address ways to work with therapist parts that get activated or hijacked when facilitating group. She will also distinguish between therapy groups and consultation groups, and describe how agenda-driven groups, such as work groups and training groups, can benefit from applying some of these principles. Sue will also touch upon the nuts and bolts of starting an IFS group, including recruitment, marketing, and group member selection.

Credits


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Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 13.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 13.75 continuing education credits.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 13.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 16.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 13.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 13.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 13.75 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 13.5 credits.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 13.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 16.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 13.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 13.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Social Workers

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 13.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 13.9 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 13.75 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 13.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 13.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 13.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 16.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 13.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Faculty

Richard Schwartz, PhD's Profile

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Richard Schwartz began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic and he is now on the Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Meadows treatment center in Arizona. Grounded in systems thinking, Dr. Schwartz developed the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. In 2000, he founded the Center for Self Leadership (now IFS Institute - www.ifs-institute.com), which offers three levels of trainings and workshops in IFS for professionals and the general public, both in this country and abroad. A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has published many books and over fifty articles about IFS.


Sue Richmond, LCSW's Profile

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Sue Richmond, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who started in the health care field in 1989 and has been practicing individual and group psychotherapy since 1997. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Keene State College, and her Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut, with a specialization in social group work and casework. Sue has experience working as a therapist in a partial hospitalization program, and as a crisis clinician doing psychiatric consultations within a hospital setting. In addition to working with the general population, she has also worked with veterans and their families. Sue works with people living with a wide range of disorders including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and a variety of stress-related disorders resulting from difficult life transitions. She has brought her skills into the classroom teaching as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Social Work Department at the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT as well as teaching Psychiatry Residents, Nursing Students, Social Work, Psychology and Chaplain Interns about individual and group psychotherapy at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT. She brings to her practice life experience and a deep desire to assist others in psychological and spiritual healing. Her intention for her clients is that they feel uplifted and more closely aligned with their hearts’ true desires as a result of engaging in therapy.


Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least three benefits of using an IFS-informed approach to therapy groups.
  2. Participants will be able to describe specific strategies for introducing IFS language and concepts into a therapy group.
  3. Participants will be able to list at least three different options/approaches to facilitating an IFS-informed therapy group.
  4. Participants will be able to list Tuckman’s five stages of group development with an emphasis on describing the “Storming” phase from an IFS lens.
  5. Participants will be able to identify the role of the therapist in facilitating an IFS-informed therapy group.
  6. Participants will be able to describe specific strategies to handle group conflict from an IFS perspective.
  7. Participants will be able to list at least 6 IFS competencies that all IFS group therapists should know when facilitating a group.
  8. Participants will be able to articulate the process of how an IFS therapist works with their own parts that get triggered when facilitating a group.
  9. Participants will be able to identify various recruitment and marketing strategies when trying to start an IFS therapy group.

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