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The Center for Self Leadership is pleased to present the IFS Online Continuity Program.

We created this special membership program and practitioner community to deepen the knowledge and skills for those of you who are enrolled in or have completed IFS Level 1 Training, and those of you who have already participated in the IFS Online Circle. Over the last 3 years this exclusive community has grown to over 700 providers!

In the IFS Continuity Program, each month we will come together for in-depth discussion of different applications of the IFS model, as well as other topics of high importance for IFS practitioners.

You will be able to participate in LIVE monthly calls that end with a Q&A session with me and some of our most advanced trainers. A highlight for me each month will be sharing case studies and demos so that you can see the elegance and subtleties of the IFS model in action to navigate challenging clients. We will invite you to contribute case studies, and also ask for participant volunteers to demo with me.

The Continuity Program modules goes deeper into IFS theory and practice and will explore traditional and emerging applications to heal relationships with food, constraints to self-leadership and restore trust in the self.

We are thrilled to be offering this online community on a global platform for continuous learning, where practitioners around the world can stay connected, share ideas, and support each other.

With this limited-time offer, you will receive 12 months of IFS content, broken down into trimester modules.

We have a very exciting line-up of teachings planned and in the coming months where we will focus on:

Fall 2019 Module:

  • Our Burdened Relationships With Food and Our Bodies: Sources of Constraints to Self-Leadership
  • Using IFS to Restore Trust in the Self
  • Using IFS to Heal Clients’ Relationships with Food and Their Bodies 
  • Developing a Self-Led Eating Practice to Unburden and Prevent Further Burdening 

Winter 2020 Module:

  • IFS and Medical Disease

Spring 2020 Module:

  • Content to be announced soon, as the program gets underway!

When you join the IFS Continuity Program, you will receive the Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020 modules all for $496!

You will be part of a community of like-minded professionals all seeking to elevate their IFS treatment approach. The IFS Continuity Program is on-going, so you will stay in the program until you decide otherwise, renewing at an exclusive annual rate of $496/year.

We invite you to join us today.

In appreciation,

Dr. Richard Schwartz

P.S. This is an ongoing annual subscription program with a new module every 4 months. Our program is starting very soon, so don't hesitate because enrollment will only be open for a short period of time.

P.P.S. This program is approved for 13 CEs per module, or 39 CEs for an entire year, which you can purchase for a nominal fee. Learn more below!


We are also pleased to share with the professional therapy community the exciting news that the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is now posted on National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) as an evidence-based practice.

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Fall 2019 IFS Continuity Module- Using IFS to Heal our Relationships with Food and the Body
Month 1   Month 2
Month 3   Month 4
September 2019: Our Burdened Relationships With Food and Our Bodies: Sources of Constraints to Self-Leadership
  • Illustrate two common myths about “obesity” as related to therapeutic treatment.
  • Determine and differentiate between the physical, behavioral, and mental health consequences of dieting.
  • Compare the impact of genetics versus the environment on determining our body’s set point.
October 2019: Using IFS to Restore Trust in the Self
  • Compare and contrast weight stigma with internalized weight stigma.
  • Assess and Differentiate implicit bias from explicit bias.
  • Illustrate a personal or client scenario where implicit bias had an impact on clinical outcomes.
November 2019: Using IFS to Heal Clients Relationships with Food and Their Bodies
  • Specify protective parts that can impede clinicians’ ability to work effectively with clients’ body image and food related concerns.
  • Demonstrate two ways IFS can be used to facilitate behavioral practices that support health and wellness.
  • Utilize specific IFS techniques to reduce anxiety regarding food and activity choices.
December 2019: Developing a Self-Led Eating Practice to Unburden and Prevent Further Burdening
  • Apply IFS techniques that can be used in session to help clients acquire a new perspective regarding hunger and fullness cues to develop a more flexible and adaptive relationship with various dimensions related to food choices (timing, portions, type of food).
  • Specify and validate various types of protector behavior that interfere with a client’s capacity to engage in Self-led eating to improve client’s level of functioning.
  • Articulate methods by which IFS can be interfaced with weight-neutral approaches and other external support programs to improve client efficacy regarding health.
"In a complex world, systems thinking is the tool of choice. To my knowledge, it has never before been put to such good use as it has in Richard Schwartz's model of the Internal Family Systems." – Ron Kurtz, B.A., Developer of the Hakomi Method of Body Centered Psychotherapy
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When are the LIVE Calls?

September 2019

09/11/2019 Jeanne and Diana Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT

09/18/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT 

October 2019

10/09/2019 Jeanne and Diana Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
10/16/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
November 2019
11/13/2019 Jeanne and Diana Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
11/26/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
December 2019
12/11/2019 Jeanne and Diana Call,  4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
12/18/2019 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT

The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation — all designed to help you effectively integrate using IFS to heal our relationships with food and the body into your practice and your life. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience after course release! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on advancing their IFS practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 13 CE hours CE is sold separately ($47 for each 4-month module).
About the IFS Founder and Contributing Lead Trainers
Richard Schwartz

Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., Founder IFS


                                   Richard Schwartz began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic and he                                       is now on the Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also                                     a Senior Fellow of the Meadows treatment center in Arizona. Grounded in systems thinking,                                      Dr. Schwartz developed the Internal Family Systems model (IFS) model in response to                                            clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. In 2000, he founded the Center for                                       Self Leadership (, which offers three levels of trainings and                                                 workshops in IFS for professionals and the general public, both in this country and                                                  abroad. A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has                                              published many books and over fifty articles about IFS.

Diana Dugan Richards

Diana Dugan Richards


                         Diana is a registered, licensed dietitian and certified IFS practitioner and nutrition therapist served                            over eight years as a clinical nutrition manager at a Boston academic medical institution before                                establishing her private practice in 2007. She has utilized Internal Family Systems in her practice                             since 2011 for clients with disordered and dysfunctional eating, digestive health issues, and                                     vegetarian / vegan dietary lifestyles.

Jeanne Catanzaro

                 Jeanne Catanzaro


                           Jeanne is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts with 10 years’                                   experience with Internal Family Systems. She has worked with eating disorders and trauma for                               the past twenty years and is currently focused on using IFS to heal eating and body image issues                             across the spectrum from disordered eating to eating disordered.

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-Dr. Richard Schwartz

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