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Webinar - Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CST
Category: WAFCA CE Training

 

Registration for this event opens December 1 and closes March 21.

Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
Presented by Frank G. Anderson, MD
*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this virtual opportunity.
Details: March 23 (10:00am - 2:30pm, including a 30-minute lunch break)

Description: Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological. NOT in IFS, Internal Family Systems therapy. In IFS, the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value. All clients have the ability to heal themselves if they listen to their parts. IFS is a very powerful tool for clinicians. Once you see it in action, you’ll be hooked! And you’ll want to immediately incorporate it into your practice.

In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various parts, many extreme, within themselves.

When these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive. In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the client.

Today, IFS has established a legacy of effectiveness in successfully treating many mental health issues and is being heralded as the treatment that all clinicians should know in order to treat clients effectively.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this training, you will be able to.
  • Describe the IFS Model and ways to integrate IFS into your clinical practice.
  • Identify and work with your client’s parts.  
  • Identify and demonstrate how to work with the clinician’s own parts  
  • Summarize an alternate view of symptoms and psychopathology, understanding that these are ways our clients are trying to protect themself from emotional pain and psychological wounding.  
  • Explain how IFS increases the therapist’s curious and compassionate self when working with difficult and challenging clients.  
  • Learn the neuroscience behind the healing process in IFS therapy.  

Presenter InformationFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. 

Dr. Anderson is a Lead Trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership 

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.  

His most recent book, entitled “Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems” was released on May 19, 2021.  

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA. www.FrankAndersonMD.com

This opportunity is available FREE of charge! Many thanks to our partners at the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for providing funding support. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website

 

About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

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