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Learning IFS Has Never Been Easier...

We're excited to be opening enrollment in the IFS Online Circle for a limited-time only. This is the 5th time we are launching this program and we've been thrilled with the raves we continue to receive from participants as well as the impact this program has on bringing IFS to the world.

We've been able to reach thousands of people from 28 different countries, and have made IFS learning accessible to people everywhere.

Through the IFS model, you'll help clients understand their inner parts, as well as discover how to trust, heal, and lead from their core Self. 

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is one of the fasting growing approaches in the world. 

Why is this? As an evidence-based practice IFS can offer deep emotional healing and inner transformation. IFS provides a revolutionary treatment plan for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. 

Using a non-pathologizing, accelerated approach — rooted in neuroscience — IFS applies inner resources and self-compassion for healing emotional wounding at its core.

Now is your chance to learn directly from the founder himself, Dr. Richard Schwartz and see IFS in action.

In this intensive 6-month online course, you will learn the fundamentals of the IFS model and see through clinical demonstrations the approach to healing. 

By registering today, you will receive:

  • Monthly Teaching Videos - Hours of instructional videos taught by Senior IFS Trainers Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, and Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW April 2021-September 2021.
  • 1 LIVE Q&A webinar a month - rotating between Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D, Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, IFIO and Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW.
  • Access to our past webinar recording library
  • PDF handouts of slides, transcripts, and exercises.
  • Access to a community of elite professionals - engage with your peers through forums within our course platform.

The IFS Online Circle Program offers exciting IFS content for those interested in the IFS model. It is not designed to replace the IFS Level 1 Training, which is a requirement for anyone who wants to practice IFS in a clinical or professional setting. 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle: Foundations of the IFS Model
Intensive Online Course
Registration is now closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified of our next launch.
Plus, earn up to 40 CE Hours! Click here for CE credit details‚Äč 
CE Sold Separately ($69).

Applications of the Internal Family Systems Model

Addictions Trauma & Attachment Couples Therapy
Child Counseling Find the Self Meditation & Spirituality

When you accept your invitation to join your peers and become a member of the IFS Online Circle, you will receive:


On-demand learning with downloadable videos, transcripts, and more.

Easy to understand lessons on how IFS creates a healthy model of healing.

Monthly Live Q&A Webinars with Dr. Richard Schwartz Ph.D, Toni Hebrine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, or Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW.

Deepen your understanding of the IFS model and how to establish the model in your practice to maximize your therapeutic outcomes.

Step-by-step guidance that will offer breakthrough healing of trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and more.

Private access to network with an elite group of your peers from around the globe, all focused on enhancing their therapeutic skills and improving client outcomes.

Monthly Teaching Videos from Leading IFS Trainers.

Unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever.

Course Outline | What will I learn?
IFS Founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz and Senior lead IFS trainers Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, IFIO and Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW will guide you step-by-step through 6 month's of modules to help you incorporate one of the fastest growing therapeutic approaches in the world. 
By registering today, you will have access to this course material forever. Download the videos, handouts, and exercises to add to your personal library! 
Afraid you can't make the live Q&A webinars? Don't worry, we have you covered. All live webinars will be recorded!
Month 1 - April 2021
Overview of IFS & The Flow of the Model
  • Understand the foundations of the IFS model
  • Discover the goals of IFS therapy
  • The nature of parts: A mapping exercise with Pamela Krause
  • Learn about Self from an IFS perspective
  • Client Demonstration: Unblending & establishing a relationship with parts to enhance your therapeutic practice
  • An introduction of protectors & exiles and how they apply to the IFS model
  • Live Q&A webinar with Toni Herbine-Blank: April 7th at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT/10 am PT
Month 2 - May 2021
The Protective System & Fears of the Protectors
  • Learn the types of protectors within the IFS model and how they effect healing
  • Introduction to the 6 "Fs" and the steps of unblending of a damaged part
  • Discover the 7 common protector fears that client's show
  • Client demonstration and debrief to further your treatment outcomes
  • An introduction to nature of exiles and what they do
  • Discussion on "what is a burden?"
  • Live Q&A webinar with Pamela Krause on May 11th at 12 pm ET/11 am CT/9 am PT
Month 3 - June 2021
Working with Exiles & The Trauma Behind the Rage
  • The steps of healing a burden within a client to enhance outcomes
  • Unpacking the steps to healing to get the best results from each session
  • Case presentation: Trauma behind the rage
  • Summary and debrief of case presentation
  • Live Q&A webinar with Richard Schwartz: June 9th at 4 pm ET/3 pm CT/1 pm PT
Month 4 - July 2021
Direct Access and In-Sight - A Decision Tree
  • Introduction to systemic work within the IFS model
  • Functions of polarization within your Self
  • Discover the goals of treatment and how to work with polarizations
  • Learn the different modalities of IFS
  • Introduction to Direct Access, In-Sight, and the Decision Tree and how to apply these to your practice
  • Live Q&A webinar with Toni Herbine-Blank: July 7th at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT/10 am PT
Month 5 - August 2021
Parts of the Therapist and the Therapeutic Relationship & Integration
  • How to find parts within yourself
  • Loving your parts meditation: An exercise to get your client inside themselves
  • Integration of change into the system to further your client's healing
  • How to discover what protectors need to be witnessed and unburdened
  • Discover what a Self-led system looks like
  • Live Q&A webinar with Pamela Krause on August 10th at 12 pm ET/11 am CT/9 am PT
Month 6 - September 2021
The Body & The Automation Nervous System & Bringing it all together
  • Learn how parts show up in the body and what to do about them
  • Find parts in the body through meditation to further enhance your client's healing
  • Key takeaways and common challenges within the IFS model
  • Live Q&A webinar with Richard Schwartz: September 8th at 4 pm ET/3 pm CT/1 pm PT


Plus, 4 FREE Bonuses!

IFS in Mediation and Education [VIDEO] [$69 Value]
Three presentations:
1. Managing and Connecting Inner and Outer Conflict: Integration of IFS and Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice; Leonard Riskin, JD
2. Mediation, Multiple Minds, and the Negotiation Within; David Hoffman, JD
3. Introducing IFS to an Urban School System; Gail Tomala, MA, MSMFT, PhD
Meditation and Education
"Meditations for Self" by Richard C. Schwartz [AUDIO PROGRAM] [$69 Value]
Dr. Schwartz leads eight meditations to help you develop awareness and love for your parts. His confident, calm manner provides gentle guidance to your inner exploration. These meditations can become the foundation of a daily practice designed to bring more self leadership to your life.
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IFS and Spirituality: A Buddhist and Christian Perspective [VIDEO] [$69 Value]
The Buddha as an IFS Therapist with Flint Sparks, PhD and The Way of Radical Compassion: The Spiritual Paths of Jesus and IFS with Frank Rogers, PhD
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Live Call Archive (Over 100+ Hours of Content) [$597 Value]
Access to the IFS Online Circle live call archive. From 2016-2019, over 100+ hours of live call question and answer videos.
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"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
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle: Foundations of the IFS Model
Intensive Online Course

Registration is now closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified of our next launch.
Frequently Asked Questions about this Course


The IFS Online Circle offers a foundational overview of the IFS model with over 40 hours of recorded teaching videos and live Q & A monthly calls with the presenters. It is a great way to dip your toe into the model to determine if you want to invest in future IFS trainings. The IFS Level 1 Training is a comprehensive training program of roughly 100 training hours, staffed with an intimate student to staff ratio of 3:1 to ensure adequate close hands-on supervision of the participants for experiential exercises. You can learn more about these trainings here

Currently the minimum requirement towards an IFS Certification is an IFS Level 1 Training. IFS Level 1 Trainings are comprehensive programs that offer experiential exercises and supervised practice needed to safely help others navigate their own internal worlds especially those helping heal trauma.


  • The Online Circle was modeled after IFS Level 1 Trainings which have been designed towards and are taught by mental health practitioners for professional development. With the growth in awareness and popularity of the IFS Model we now have participants from many professions and clients of IFS providers going through the IFS Online Circle to develop their own personal understanding of the model. It is not a personal development program and should not be taken as a replacement to working with a professional.


  • We understand you have busy schedules and live in many different time zones, so all the calls will be recorded so you can listen to them anytime, as many times as you like. You will also be able to download the calls. The calls are uploaded into the membership site, usually within 48 hours.


  • You will have access to the training videos at any time, along with the ability to download the videos or audios and transcripts. You will have access to all the course videos and materials in your account forever. You can also download all materials to your computer to save.


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Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Founder of IFS, 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 what is now the IFS Institute (, which offers three levels of IFS 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.
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Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, IFIO, Clinical Specialist Psychotherapist and Senior Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership. Toni was trained in Family Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned both her RN and advanced practice degree in Psychiatric Nursing. She began training students in Internal Family Systems Therapy in 2004 and since has been instrumental in designing programs and writing curricula for Levels 1 and 2 IFS training programs. Toni has been in private practice since 1996 specializing in the treatment of couples and individuals. In 2009, after designing a training for IFS therapists to apply the model to couples therapy, Toni offered the first Intimacy from the Inside Out© Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then the program has been received with great enthusiasm across the United States.
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Pamela Krause, MSW, LCSW, IFS Senior Lead Trainer and is also trained in Hakomi therapy. She has a private practice working with adults, adolescents, and children. She has a sub-specialty in adapting the IFS model for use in younger children.
Those already certified through the IFS Institute... can apply this course towards IFS Recertification. This course meets 40 IFS CE hours.

Click Here for more information on certification

(additional requirements and fees may apply).

Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively integrate this instrumental information 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! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
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 integrating this valuable knowledge and practical skills in clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 40 CE Hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle: Foundations of the IFS Model
Intensive Online Course
Registration is now closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified of our next launch
Plus, earn up to 40 CE Hours! Click here for CE credit details
CE Sold Separately ($69)

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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