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Your Next-Level IFS Learning Program for Advanced Skills, Knowledge, and Connection
Join our premier 12-month membership program, guided by IFS founder Dick Schwartz and Leading IFS Innovators.


An Invitation from Dick Schwartz...

We are thrilled to invite you to be part of our one-of-a-kind, global community of advanced IFS practitioners! Available exclusively to IFS Level 1 Training attendees/graduates and IFS Online Circle program participants...

...this is the membership program specifically designed by the IFS Institute to deepen your knowledge and skills and enhance your ability to apply the IFS model with today’s challenging clinical problems.

This is the only program that offers in-depth courses structured around current clinical topics, engaging discussions on real-world applications of the IFS model, hand-picked case studies and demonstrations so you can experience the power of IFS in action...

...and the opportunity to submit your real-life case consultations and get step-by-step guidance and practical solutions to your specific clinical challenges.

 
Your all-access membership pass includes:
  • Monthly live case consultations and demos with Dick Schwartz
  • 3 trimester-long courses on today's most important issues
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with IFS course experts
  • Lifetime access to the recordings
  • Access to a global community of devoted IFS practitioners
  • Special discounts on our previous IFS Continuity course recordings
  • And much more!
 
 

Our program is starting very soon, so don't hesitate because enrollment will only be open for a short period of time.

I look forward to you joining us!

Dr. Richard Schwartz

Internal Family Systems | IFS Continuity Membership

A Learning Community for IFS providers

Valued at $2,499  — Today, Only $496

Plus, earn up to 13 CE Hours for each 4-month module! CE Sold Separately ($47 for each 4-month module).
CE will be accessible 2-4 weeks after completion of each module.
Online Course Schedule
When you sign up for the IFS Continuity Program today, you’ll get access to in-depth, four-month-long online courses covering important clinical topics, including:

 

  • Winter 2022: The Art of Negotiation in IFS Sessions - Challenging Protectors and Workable Agreements

  • Spring 2022: IFS and the Autism Spectrum

  • Fall 2022: Introdcution to Somatic IFS: An Embodied Approach to Healing Trauma
Winter 2022 Program Details
The Art of Negotiation in IFS Sessions - Challenging Protectors and Workable Agreements

Led by IFS Senior Lead Trainer Chris Burris, LPC, LMFT
 
January 2022
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.
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on January 19th @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
  • Live Webinar with Chris Burris on January 28th @ 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT
 
February 2022
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.
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on February 2nd @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
  • Live Webinar with Chris Burris on February 18th @ 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT
 
March 2022
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 within 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.
  • Live Webinar with Chris Burris on March 18th @ 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on March 23rd @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
 
April 2022
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.
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on April 6th @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
  • Live Webinar with Chris Burris on April 22nd @ 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT
Other Upcoming Programs Included
Spring 2022 Program Details
IFS and the Autism Spectrum, led by Pediatric Neuropsychologist and IFS Expert Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • Begins May 2022. Additional details coming soon.

Fall 2022 Program Details
Introduction to Somatic IFS: An Embodied Approach to Healing Trauma with Susan McConnell
  • Begins September 2022. Additional details coming soon.

Internal Family Systems | IFS Continuity Membership

A Learning Community for IFS providers

Valued at $2,499  — Today, Only $496

Plus, earn up to 13 CE Hours for each 4-month module! CE Sold Separately ($47 for each 4-month module).
CE will be accessible 2-4 weeks after completion of each module.
About the IFS Founder and Contributing Lead Trainer
Richard Schwartz

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., Founder IFS

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 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

Chris Burris, LPC, LMFT

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.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not satisfied, for whatever reason, you can simply email us at help@ifs-institute.com within 30 days and get your money back...no questions asked. We're that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

I want to thank you in advance for joining us!

-Dr. Richard Schwartz

 

Internal Family Systems | IFS Continuity Membership

A Learning Community for IFS providers

Valued at $2,499  — Today, Only $496

Plus, earn up to 13 CE Hours for each 4-month module! CE Sold Separately ($47 for each 4-month module).
CE will be accessible 2-4 weeks after completion of each module.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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