IFS One Day Introductory Workshop
October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model
With: Derek Scott
LOCATION: Palace Café 2603 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY or remote webinar (via Zoom)
FEE: $205. Early bird (prior to August 31 ) $175:
Includes morning refreshments, lunch, handouts, and CE credits &certificate.
Remote participation allows you to watch live via 2-way camera and includes all handouts, CE credits & certificate, and full technical support (including facilitating live questions).
Cancellations prior to October 1st will be refunded in full (minus a $25 processing fee). Cancellations after October 1st will not be refunded, but those who are unable to make it are entitled to a credit towards a future training.
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About the Workshop:
This introductory workshop will cover: Presentation of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy and will include experiential exercises (such as guided meditations) as well as didactic presentations. A video of a full IFS session will be shown as well as a live demonstration with a volunteer. Questions about the applicability of the model to specific populations (Trauma, LGBT, Couples, Addicts etc) will be addressed as will questions arising throughout the course of the day.
The goals for this day are for you:
- to learn and understand the basics of the IFS model including the 3 types of parts we typically encounter in session, and introduce the concept of Self energy
- to have an understanding of working with Protectors, your own Therapist parts, and Unburdening the Exiles
- To understand how the model may be applied to specific concerns and populations: trauma, couples, addiction, grief, gender and sexual orientation etc.
- To witness a demonstration of the model
- to be able to ask as many questions as you need and know where to go for further information
- Who Is this workshop appropriate for?
- Those considering learning the IFS model and would like to acquire a general sense of the model and what is involved in learning it
- Those who wish to learn the language to be able to effectively communicate with IFS-trained clinicians & clients
- IFS trained clinicians who would like a comprehensive summary of the model in Derek Scott’s inimitable style
- Meet the Instructor:
Derek Scott is a Certified IFS Therapist and Registered Social Worker with over 35 years clinical experience. This includes extensive training in the IFS model including taking all three level of the IFS on three separate occasions. Derek regularly teaches the model at the University of Western Ontario and regularly offers courses in learning IFS skills and competencies.
As an author, Derek Scott has published much on IFS related themes, especially on grief. See here for his list of publications. https://www.derekscott.co/publications/. He also maintains an IFS blog on Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Derek has put out several IFS related videos that describe the model. See this link for a 9 minute overall summary of the IFS model https://www.derekscott.co/videos/
Derek has studied much with IFS founder Dick Schwartz who had the following to say about Derek’s work:
“Derek is a great teacher and has an incredible grasp of this work. I cannot recommend more highly.”
Dick Schwartz, Ph.D, Founder, IFS Therapy
All professionals who participate in this workshop will receive 6 continuing education clock hours. See below for specifics of professions.
A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).
Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
- Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
- Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
- If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at +1 888-498-5578 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE Learning Systems (Provider #1020) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. CE Learning Systems LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/23/2016 – 02/23/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.
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9:00 – 9:45: Introduction, brief video, presentation of the model
9:45 – 10:30: Guided visualization, debrief
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 12:30: Discussion – “Therapist parts”, beginner’s mind and the challenge of adopting the model
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
1:30 – 3:15: Demonstration with Q&A
3:30 – 4:45: Exercise to help participants access their own parts; video of a session, exercise to help participants access their own parts, and how to introduce parts work with current clients.
4:45 – 5:00: Next steps, closing meditation
Recommended reading for the day is “Introduction to the Internal Family systems Model” Richard C. Schwartz and “Many Minds, One Self” by Richard C. Schwartz and Robert Falconer, available from the Center for Self-Leadership store:
For information on some of the research behind this model, please visit
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