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Internal Family Systems Therapy

Embodying the Healing Wisdom
24.5 CE Hours Available

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

24.5 CE Hours Available

Are you ready to help your patients/clients create emotional, mental, and spiritual change? Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) provides a groundbreaking model for mental health professionals to learn about transformation, taking an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of their patients/clients that are stuck in reactive patterns and holding them back from living their best life.

Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD, IFS draws on systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities, each with its own viewpoint and qualities. Importantly, IFS also sees people as being whole underneath this collection of parts, the true Self.

Dr. Schwartz has been using IFS in retreat settings for more than 30 years. In this
5-day workshop immersion, mental health professionals will participate in a variety of inner-focused experiential exercises in both large and small groups.

Practitioners You will learn:

  • Utilize IFS to help clients identify and engage with their various parts
  • Utilize IFS to help clients identify and engage with their various parts
  • Review how to lead life from the Self, an inner essence of calm, clarity, curiosity, courage, and connected

Discover the new possibilities available to you as you free up energy trapped in parts of yourself with other agendas.

Enjoy spending time in the space of your wise inner self, independent of all the parts, who has been there all along, waiting to support you in becoming all you know you can be, as you experience newfound coherence in the pursuit of your life dreams.

 

Richard Schwartz, PhD

September 17 - 22, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

24.5 CE Credits available

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

24.5 CE Hours Available

Are you ready to help your patients/clients create emotional, mental, and spiritual change? Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) provides a groundbreaking model for mental health professionals to learn about transformation, taking an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of their patients/clients that are stuck in reactive patterns and holding them back from living their best life.

Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD, IFS draws on systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities, each with its own viewpoint and qualities. Importantly, IFS also sees people as being whole underneath this collection of parts, the true Self.

Dr. Schwartz has been using IFS in retreat settings for more than 30 years. In this
5-day workshop immersion, mental health professionals will participate in a variety of inner-focused experiential exercises in both large and small groups.

Practitioners You will learn:

  • Utilize IFS to help clients identify and engage with their various parts
  • Utilize IFS to help clients identify and engage with their various parts
  • Review how to lead life from the Self, an inner essence of calm, clarity, curiosity, courage, and connected

Discover the new possibilities available to you as you free up energy trapped in parts of yourself with other agendas.

Enjoy spending time in the space of your wise inner self, independent of all the parts, who has been there all along, waiting to support you in becoming all you know you can be, as you experience newfound coherence in the pursuit of your life dreams.

 

Faculty Bio

Richard Schwartz, PhD

Richard Schwartz is founding developer of Internal Family Systems (IFS)SM, a therapeutic model that synthesizes systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind, suggesting alternative ways of understanding psychic functioning and healing.

In 2000, he founded the Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois, which offers three levels of training and workshops in IFS for professionals and the general public.

Dr. Schwartz coauthored, with Michael Nichols, Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States, and was associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research and later at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz serves on editorial boards of four professional journals and has published five books, including You Are The One You’ve Been Waiting For, as well as more than 50 articles about IFS.

Why Attend

  • Discover the new possibilities available to practitioners as they free up energy trapped in parts of themselves with other agendas.

  • Bringing more Self leadership to your everyday life

  • Maintaining Self leadership in the face of challenges

  • Self-led visioning

  • IFS as a daily practice

  • How to use IFS for identifying and engaging with the various parts of yourself

  • Help your clients reconnect to their center that is eternally unharmed, wise, compassionate, creative and full of vitality.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Sunday, 9/17:

    7:30 PM–9:00 PM: Introduction to the IFS Model and to one another.
    Monday, 9/18

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM–8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:00 AM: What is the Self and how to access it quickly

    10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break

    10:15 AM- 11:30 AM: IFS as a daily practice

    11:30 AM–1:30 PM: Lunch

    1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Demonstration of IFS with one participant

    3:15 PM-3:30 PM: Break

    3:30 PM-4:15 PM: Self-led visioning

    Tuesday, 9/19

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM–8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Getting to know a part that interferes in your life

    10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break

    10:15 AM- 11:30 AM: Parts Mapping Exercise
    11:30 AM–1:30 PM: Lunch

    1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Practice getting to know parts with a partner

    3:15 PM- 3:30 PM: Break
    3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Maintaining Self leadership in the face of challenges

    Wednesday, September 20

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM–8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Self-led visioning

    10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break
    10:15 AM- 11:30 AM: Parts Mapping Exercise 

    11:30 AM–1:30 PM: Lunch

    1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Demonstration of IFS with one participant
    3:15 PM- 3:30 PM: Break
    3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Practice getting to know parts with a partner 

    Thursday, September 21

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM–8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Parts Mapping exercise

    10:00 AM-10:15 AM: Break
    10:15 AM- 11:30 AM: Review of IFS 

    11:30 AM–1:30 PM: Lunch

    1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Review of IFS as a daily practice
    3:15 PM- 3:30 PM: Break
    3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Bringing more Self Leadership to everyday life

    Friday, 9/22

    6:30 AM–7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM–8:30 AM: Breakfast

    8:30 AM-10:30 AM: Bringing more Self leadership to your everyday life

    10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Break
    10:45 AM- 12:00 PM: Closing
    12:00 PM: 12:15 PM: Checkout

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    CE Hours Available

    This course has been approved for 24.5 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

  • Recommended Reading

    You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For, Richard C. Schwartz

    Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, Richard C. Schwartz

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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