Internal Family Systems Therapy

Public Programs and Performances WKS 053 1.00

This two-day workshop provides a dynamic introduction to one of the fastest-growing approaches to psychotherapy. Day 1: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model—this workshop presents the principles and methods of the IFS model. IFS is a way to understand and work with individuals, couples, and families that helps people quickly find and differentiate their self—a key to developing leadership qualities—and to harmonize their internal family of subpersonalities or “parts.” IFS synthesizes two paradigms—systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind—and brings together concepts and methods from many schools of family therapy. Day 2: The Treatment of Trauma and the IFS Model—IFS offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided, and a set of original techniques for creating safety and fostering self-to-self connection in couples and families. This workshop will focus on the IFS model and its use with attachment and trauma. Clinical applications as well as a live demonstration will be presented.

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