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IFS Applications–20 hour workshop

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

20-hour Internal Family Systems (IFS) Applications: An advanced course   

Presented by: Bruce Hersey, LCSW;  Lois Ehrman, PhD; & Team

DATE:           April 18, 19, 25, & 26, 2021  

TIME:           8:45 AM –2:00 PM each day (15 minute break) 

PLACE:        Online webinar with experiential breakout rooms

FEE:               $1050 

Includes full technical support, handouts, and CE credits.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and remains open until 30 people sign up (including payment in full).


About the Workshop:

This is a 20-hour advanced course in Internal Family Systems (IFS). IFS is an evidence-based therapy . This workshop is designed for practitioners with an experiential background in IFS. It assumes the participant has completed Level One Training through the IFS Institute, or has attended a previous 20-hour IFS Experiential Intro taught by the presenters (Bruce & Lois). It expands on the application of IFS in several areas: 

  1. The use of Parts Mapping in IFS.
  2. Expanded Use of the Direct Access Mode of IFS.
  3. Using IFS with Attachment Trauma Challenged Children & Families.
  4. The use of IFS in the process of clinical supervision & consultation.
  5. Coherence Therapy & Memory Reconsolidation in the Unblending and Witnessing Processes.

Parts Mapping

The use of drawing and objects to externalize parts-in-the-system as a way to unblend, gain perspective, witness and befriend parts. Conference table and other versions of this method discussed. Case presentation with mapping exercise. Live demonstration, and practice sessions with coaching.

Direct Access

What do you do with a blended part? IFS is more than the In-Sight mode, where the client can go inside and work with their parts. Recognizing blended parts, and ways to work explicitly and implicitly with blended parts are discussed. Video examples. Live demonstration and practice sessions coached by our Guides.

Attachment Trauma

A review of IFS-informed play therapy and sand tray with children, as well as working with parents & families. Art, parts mapping and bibliotherapy applied to families of children affected by attachment trauma. Small group experiential exercise. Video examples.

Coherence Therapy & Memory Reconsolidation

Coherence Therapy (Ecker, et al), developed from memory reconsolidation research, informs experiential therapies as to how to unlock and overwrite implicit learning, which governs unconscious reactions and automatic strategies of protection. Concepts from this approach are taught and applied to differentiation (unbending) of Self from parts and the witnessing process, especially distilling the FEARS of the part. Video examples, live demonstration, and supervised practice sessions.

Clinical Supervision & Consultation

A review of the supervisory and consultant roles, focusing in on use of IFS in dealing with common therapist parts, counter-transference, and dynamics within the clinician-supervisor relationship. A case example is presented. Live demonstration, and extensive practice sessions coached by our dynamic team of Guides.
There will be a lecture and slide presentation on each topic, experiential exercises, and ample practice sessions coached by our amazing team of Guides. 


There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

The program will be recorded, with the exception of breakout practices. Participants may have access to the recorded workshop for a period of 90 days. CE credits will only be awarded to live attendees.


Meet the Instructors:


Bruce Hersey, LCSW










Bruce Hersey, LCSW, is a Certified IFS Therapist. Having completed IFS Levels One, Two & Three Training, and as a repeat Level One Program Assistant he has passionately imparted his deep understanding of the model by teaching numerous introductory IFS workshops, leading IFS consultation groups, and providing individual IFS consultation. He has presented at the IFS International Conference several times, and has been teaching workshops on the integration of EMDR & IFS since 2013.

In addition to all this, Bruce is an Approved Consultant in EMDR (EMDRIA), with expertise in sex therapy and clinical hypnosis. Bruce has also published short animated educational introduction videos on IFS (Finding Your Parts) and EMDR (EMDR at a Glance) on YouTube.

An LCSW in private practice at Altoona, PA for the past 30 years, Bruce provides advanced consultation in IFS, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis and Sex Therapy in person, by phone and online video conferencing.


Lois Ehrmann, Ph.D.

Lois Ehrmann, Ph.D.

Lois Ehrmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified distance counselor who has been working in the mental health field for 30 years. Her specialty areas include trauma and attachment struggles in children, adolescents and adults. She has worked intensively with adoption and issues of pre-natal fetal alcohol exposure. In the last 10 years she has extensively studied the art of holistic healing in regard to trauma through the use of EMDR and the Internal Family Systems Model as well as other methodologies that incorporate the body, mind and spirit. She is a highly experienced speaker and presenter, having presented for many years on topics such as trauma and attachment, clinical supervision, and IFS.

The Team


Application Deadline

 April 16, 2021 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Target audience

Mental Health Professionals. Program is Intermediate level.

 Notification of Acceptance

 Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $50) until March 18, 2021. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).


 Nachas Consulting’s training facilities are generally handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact Nachas Consulting at nachasconsulting@gmail.com or 917-862-2427. This conference is via webinar.


CE Information:

Continuing Education Credit (20) is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:  Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors.  Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

For further information please contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1 (800) 376-3345, CommonwealthSeminars@gmail.com.

Neuhoff Psychological Consulting is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the state of New York.


Please note: since this training will be delivered over 4 days, exact schedule will shift somewhat.


Day One Outline Sunday 4/18/21


8:45 am-    9:30 am                       Welcome & Introductions


9:30 am-    11:30 am                     Lecture: IFS Direct Access

Demonstration: IFS Direct Access


11:30 am – 11:45 am                     Break


11:45 am – 12:15 pm                    Exercise or video


12:15 pm – 1:45 pm                      Practice: IFS Direct Access


1:45 pm – 2:00 pm                        Integration: Review & Discussion



Day Two Outline Monday 4/19/21


8:45 am- 10:45 am                       Lecture: Using IFS in Clinical Supervision & Consultation


10:45 am- 11:30 am                     Demo: Using IFS in Clinical Supervision & Consultation

11:30 am – 11:45 am                     Break


11:45 am – 12:15 pm                    Exercise or video


12:15 pm – 1:45 pm                      Practice: Using IFS in Clinical Supervision & Consultation


1:45 pm – 2:00 pm                        Integration: Review & Discussion




Day Three Outline Sunday 4/25/21



8:45 am- 10:45 am                       Lecture: Coherence Therapy in IFS


10:45 am- 11:30 am                     Demonstration: Coherence Therapy in IFS


11:30 am – 11:45 am                     Break


11:45 am – 12:15 pm                    Exercise or video


12:15 pm – 1:45 pm                      Practice: Coherence Therapy in IFS


1:45 pm – 2:00 pm                        Integration: Review & Discussion





Day Four Outline Monday 4/26/21


8:45 am- 9:50 am                         Lecture: Using IFS with Attachment Trauma


9:50 am-10:10 am                         Small Group Exercise


10:10 am- 10:40 am                      Lecture and Session Clip Viewing


10:40 am to 11:00 am                   Small Group Exercise


11:00 am to 11:30 am                   Lecture and Session Clip Viewing


11:30 am – 11:45 am                     Break


11:45 am- 12:30 pm                     Lecture: Parts Mapping


12:30 pm- 12:45 pm                     Whole group Exercise   


12:45 pm – 1:15 pm                      Demonstration: Parts Mapping


1:15 pm – 1:50 pm                        Practice: Parts Mapping


1:50 pm – 2:00 pm                        Integration: Review & Discussion



We have copied below (with permission) feedback from previous participants of this workshop: 

ZOOM training Intro to IFS (November, 2020)

1) The IFS training through Nachas Consulting was informative, meaningful and worthwhile.  Despite the inherent challenges an online training can present, the thoughtfulness, creativity and resources-especially of multiple facilitators- invested in the programming created an experience that was intellectually accessible and emotionally engaging, creating opportunity for honest and wholesome learning.

Thank you !

Tamar Perlman, Psy,D.


2)  This training was superb! Bruce and Lois together with their highly skilled guides gave over the  information in such an easy and friendly way. Everything was so relevant to my work and gained so much from the practice groups . Thank you for creating this learning experience from the comfort of my home! Looking forward to future trainings of this kind.


Yosef Lax, LCSW


3) Safe, memorable, rich, authentic and very rewarding!

Jennifer Massey, LCSW



Feedback from previous IFS workshops with Bruce & Lois

1) Introduction to IFS with Bruce Hersey & his team was an amazing experience, both as a person and as a professional. Together with Nachas Consulting taking care of all the details,  it was truly a phenomenal learning environment.  I highly recommend this course and look forward to many more opportunities with Nachas Consulting.”

Shifi Lieberman, LMFT
Passaic, NJ

2) This training was wonderful! The leaders and guides who were part of the presentation team were all so knowledgeable and professional but also approachable and gentle. During the experiential break-out groups, they invited and challenged us to give our best. Thank you Nachas Consulting for hosting such a terrific and valuable training as well as providing delicious food and a welcoming and comfortable environment.

Liz Blackburn-Gruver, LCSW


3) I want to thank you again for this wonderful training experience!  I found it to be meaningful both personally and professionally. I would definitely be interested in additional training with Bruce and Lois in IFS experiential learning.

All the best!

Bracha Daum, LCSW


4) Simply calling this training amazing is shortchanging what I experienced!

Marc Rieder, MSW LSW


5) The IFS training with Bruce and Lois was a complete eye-opener for me. It is two days later and I have already incorporated IFS concepts into my practice and personal life.

Chani Jacobowitz, LCSW


6) Thank you so much for this training. The presenters were absolutely superb at what they do, artists at their craft! It was SO refreshing to observe and learn from them! And they did not talk about themselves! Only their SELF. It was truly inspiring. Please bring these trainers for further IFS training!

All the best,

Libby Klein, LCSW, LLC


7) Although I was practicing the IFS model for quite some time, this training was quite a surprise in what it offered.  Both trainers were extremely knowledgeable and so easy to learn from.  Their level of expertise in the IFS model was evident in how they presented and answered questions on both the beginner and advanced levels.  In addition, Nachas provided a wonderful environment for learning to take place.  Their team effort paid off in making this training the success that it was!

Goldy Gorelick, LCSW

Director, The Jewish EFT Institute


8) The IFS  extended workshop was a validating, awesome experience.  Going forward, I can be accepting of my parts and help my clients discover and confidently embrace their parts. This modality is practical and highlights strengths! I am interested in taking the next training.

Rachel Rosenbaum, LCSW


9)  The IFS training exceeded my expectations! ! Both Bruce and Louis were excellent presenters and their work was enhanced by the wonderful guides.  They are all exceptionally skilled in their field. The training has enhanced my work in so many ways and I look forward to continuing future IFS trainings.

Sara Lichtenstein, LCSW


10) Thank you Nachas Consulting for organizing and providing such a quality training. The presenters Bruce and Louis were so skilled, interesting and full of contagious self-energy. This training was hands-on and dynamic because of the multiple experiential exercises that were facilitated by the skilled, encouraging team of guides. Would love to take more IFS trainings in the future!

Rivky Bertram, LCSW


11) Thank you for providing the IFS training.  The workshop was incredible.  IFS is now my go-to tool when working with clients with trauma and I’ve seen some incredible results.  I would definitely be interested in furthering my training in this area.

Danielle Pliver


12) This workshop helps you bring IFS to your clinical work through offering a rare combination of didactic, experiential, theoretical and practical teaching delivered in an intensive format yet lighthearted ambiance. Bruce, Lois and their guides are clearly skilled at both doing and teaching.  

Zissy Fried, LCSW


13) I have no words to explain how life changing this training was for me. This mode of therapy spoke to me on so many levels. The trainers were exceptional and so full of “self” in their devotion to helping us learn and experience IFS therapy. A special thank you to Lois and Bruce for their patience and commitment throughout the training.

Adina Garfinkel, LCSW




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