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Online Course

The Art of Negotiation in IFS Sessions - Challenging Protectors and Workable Agreements


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Average Rating:
   26
Faculty:
Richard Schwartz, PhD |  Chris Burris
Duration:
13 Hours 35 Minutes
Copyright:
Jan 01, 2022
Product Code:
IRS035352
Media Type:
Online Course


Description

Module 1:  What is Self-Led Negotiation?  If Self has no agenda, then how is this possible?  In this module, we will explore the natural motivation toward health, harmony, and healing that resides in Self-energy as well as in all the internal parts.  There are both receptive and active forms of Self-energy in both the client and the facilitator that can meet and assist with the internal unfolding process toward greater internal collaboration and healing of trauma.  

Module 2:  How do we determine “Motivation” from “Agenda” in the Self of the Facilitator?  Many of our Facilitator or Therapist Parts attended advanced professional training programs or graduate school to learn to help others. In this process, the “Helper Parts” may have also learned to lead the system. The goal in the IFS Model is for the facilitator to be Self-Led while providing IFS therapy. We have to distinguish between our “Helper Parts” and our Self-energy. By being Self-led, the facilitator will experience greater ease and foster increased attunement and potential for healing in the therapeutic process. In this module, we will explore how to begin to identify the “Helper Parts” from the Self of the Facilitator. 

Module 3:  What are “workable agreements”, why are they important, and how do we create them?  Creating a workable agreement is essential to all helping professions. Often, when the therapeutic process is stuck, it is because this agreement is not explicit and mutually agreed upon or it needs to be updated. The importance of understanding which Part we are making an agreement with in the client’s system and the role this agreement plays when the therapeutic process becomes stalled or stuck is crucial. There are two types of workable agreements - the overarching therapeutic agreement and the in-session agreement. In this module, we will discuss the dynamics of creating both types of workable agreements from a place of Self-leadership. 

Module 4:  Each of the previous three modules have established a foundation for working with Challenging Protectors.  In this module, we will build upon what we have already discussed and elaborate on the most common dynamics associated with working successfully with Challenging Protectors. These dynamics include parts of the facilitator, lack of an explicit workable agreement, external constraints, involuntary protectors, self-reliant systems and parts, critics, and burdens of shame.  

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 13.5 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 13.5 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 13.5 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 16.25 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 13.5 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 13.5 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 13.5 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 16.25 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.


Social Workers

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 13.5 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 13.6 continuing education hours. 

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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 13.5 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 16.25 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 13.5 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.


Chris Burris's Profile

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Chris Burris, LPC, LMFT, is a Senior Lead Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership. He has been an IFS Therapist since 1999 and is trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He utilizes mind/body approaches of therapy in alleviating traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety disorders. He has worked extensively with couples, families, teenagers, and children and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Since 1990, he has been very active with men groups and rites of passage programs. As the former Director of Counseling at The North Carolina School of the Arts, Chris has considerable experience with performance enhancement for Artists, Actors, Filmmakers, Musicians, Writers, and Dancers. A current passion is to help individuals explore The Second Half of Life opportunities, defining purpose and making sacred choices for improving the world. He is currently in Private Practice in Asheville, North Carolina.


Objectives

  1. Apply strategies related to creating workable contracts and workable agreements with clients.
  2. Choose appropriate IFS therapy interventions for parts that are having a difficult time expressing themselves.
  3. Implement techniques to quiet the inner critic to create a safe system for parts to explore comfortably.
  4. Create effective methods to support the process of negotiation between therapist and client.
  5. Create therapeutic contract in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy.
  6. Construct list of your parts as a therapist in IFS.
  7. Propose plan for unblending parts.
  8. Demonstrate relational agreements between therapist and client.
  9. Apply relational agreements through art of negotiation in working with protectors.
  10. Execute Internal Family Systems (IFS) strategies for challenging protective parts.
  11. Create a plan for starting an IFS session.
  12. Conduct IFS session in a client with addiction and using a translator.
  13. Apply strategies related to common stuck points for IFS therapists to identify while working with clients in session and to positively overcome them.
  14. Implement techniques to reduce manager fears and help clients engage in the full IFS therapy process.
  15. Choose appropriate and impactful IFS therapy interventions with four types of challenging protectors where the therapist can work with vulnerable parts of the client’s system.
  16. Create and implement effective IFS methods for client sessions to support a wide range of client populations and challenges.

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