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IFS and Addictive Processes

General Information

Title: IFS and Compassion for Addictive Processes

Presenter: Cece Sykes LCSW ACSW

Date: Thursday Sept 12, 2024 11:00 AM-2:00 PM EST

Fee: $95. Early bird reduction until 7/1 $70. Includes materials, 3 CE credits and access to recordings for 2 months.

Venue: Online Webinar

IFS and Addictive Processes

Description

We can all relate to feeling ‘addicted.’ Too much screen time, eating, drinking, spending and working are common complaints. Many of our clients also struggle with high-risk drinking, drug use and chronic preoccupations with food, sex, or self-harming activity. Despite considerable resolve by client and therapist, when not much changes, hopelessness and resignation keep everyone feeling stuck.

The IFS model offers new options. Rather than labeling addictive behaviors as self-destructive or evidence of brain disease, we view them as parts of the system desperately trying to help, despite the chaos they create. Committed to doing whatever it takes to protect from emotional pain, we uncover the positive intentions behind these negative behaviors and gain access to underlying trauma and attachment wounds.

In this experiential workshop you will learn how to create a clear road map of the addictive system, avoid power struggles and build safe inner connections to the parts carrying trauma and attachment wounds. How these issues impact the therapist will also be addressed.

Instructor

Cece Sykes, LCSW, ACSW, is a consultant, author and a senior trainer with the Internal Family Systems Institute where she specializes in trauma and addiction and educates therapists internationally on how to apply the IFS therapy model to addictive processes. Additionally, Sykes is exploring how psychotherapy affects the therapist’s personal narrative. She lectures, consults, and leads workshops on these and related topics. Her recent book IFS Therapy for Addictions: Trauma-Informed, Compassion-Based Interventions for Substance Use, Eating, Gambling and More was released March, 2023. She lives and works in Chicago.

IFS and Addictive Processes

Objectives

  1. Participants will be able identify and map the addictive cycle
  2. Participants will learn safe interventions for working with extreme, addictive protectors.
  3. Participants will learn how to identify and work with underlying trauma and attachment wounds

CE Information

Continuing Education Credits (3) are granted through Nefesh International 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.

NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046

NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082

NEFESH International 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-0048.

This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

References

  1. Schwartz, R.C., Sweezy, M.  (2020). Internal Family Systems Therapy. 2nd Edition; New York, NY; Guilford
  2. Schwartz, R.C. (2021). No Bad Parts; Sounds True Publications, Boulder, CO.
  3. Sykes, C.C., Sweezy, M., Schwartz, R.C.  (2023); IFS Therapy for Addictions; Trauma–Informed Compassion-Based Interventions for Substance Use, Eating, Gambling and More. PESI Publications, Eau Claire WI.
  4. Sykes, C.C., Kruger, M. (2023) “Compassion for the Addictive Process” in Riemersma, J. (Editor), Altogether Us; Pivotal Press. USA 
  5. Sykes, C.C. (2016) “An IFS Lens on Addiction; Compassion for Extreme Parts,” in Sweezy, M. & Ziskind, E.L. (Eds), Innovations and Elaborations; New York, NY; Routledge
  6. Sykes, C.C. (2002) “Why I Love My Firefighters,” in Self to Self IFSA Journal, Vol.5 No. 6. 

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

IFS and Addictive Processes

Policies

Application Deadline:  September 10, 2024, or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

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 until the training. 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).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

Our Grievance Policy for trainings is available here. 



IFS and Addictive Processes

Schedule

September 12, 2024

11:00 ET Welcome, Intro, Course overview

11: 15 Lecture and Discussion: IFS Concepts and Map Inner System

11:45 Experiential exercise

12:00 Q and A

12:15 Lecture and Discussion: Addictive Polarities 

12:30 Break

12:45 Lecture and Discussion – Safe connections to trauma/attachment wounds  

1:00 Demo or Video (Demo preferred)

1:45 Integration

2:00 end 

IFS and Addictive Processes

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