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IFS Institute is pleased to present the IFS Online Continuity Program.

We are thrilled to be offering this one-of-a-kind online community on a global platform for practitioners who are enrolled in or have completed IFS Level 1 Training, and those who have participated in the IFS Online Circle. Over the last 3 years this exclusive community has grown to over 800 members!

Join a community with devoted IFS practitioners from around the world and stay connected, share ideas, and support each other as we work together to deepen our knowledge of the model. 

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.

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.

When you join the IFS Continuity Program, you will receive the Spring 2020 (starting May 1st), Fall 2020 (starting September 1st), and Winter 2021 (starting January 1st) 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.

Our program is starting very soon, so don't hesitate because enrollment will only be open for a short period of time.

We invite you to join us today.

In appreciation,

Dr. Richard Schwartz

Internal Family Systems | Online Continuity Membership

A Monthly Learning Community for IFS Trained Practitioners
Valued at $2,499 

Just For You! Only $496.

Registration is now closed for this module. Join waiting list below.

Waiting List

Plus, earn up to 13 CE Hours for each 4 month module!- CE Sold Separately ($47 for each 4-month module)
CE will be accessible 2-4 weeks after completion of each module.
Spring 2020 IFS Continuity Module- Healing Cultural Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Throughout the module, Deran Young, President & CEO of Black Therapists Rock, and Dr. Richard Schwartz, founder of IFS, will guide you step by step through the latest research and techniques you need when working with cultural trauma to heal trauma, disease, shame, chronic pain, toxic stress, and much more.
Together, you will dive deeply into applying IFS theory to traditional and emerging applications to heal and restore in the Self.
Plus, you'll have access to 8 LIVE Teaching Calls with Dr. Richard Schwartz & Deran Young, each ending in a Q&A session. Get your questions answered directly! 
Month 1   Month 2
Month 3   Month 4
May 2020: What is culture? What are the 4 main Legacy Burdens of America?​
  • Culture refers to common patterns of behavior/experience (parts) derived from the settings in which people live.
  • How and Why parts get in the way of connecting with people from different beliefs/backgrounds/cultures.
  • The 4 main Legacy Burdens of America are: Racism, Patriarchy, Materialism, and Individualism.
  • and more!
Live Calls:
  • 05/20/2020 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT
  • 05/14/2020 Deran Young Call, 6m ET/   5pm CT /  4pm MT / 3pm PT 
June 2020: How does Materialism and Individualism impact personal and collective wellbeing?
  • Understanding economic class as a culture.
  • Cultural burdens of poverty, middle class and wealth.
  • What does "Survival of the Fittest" mean from a systems perspective?
  • and more!
Live Calls: 
  • 06/17/2020 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
  • 06/25/2020 Deran Young Call, 6pm ET/   5pm CT /  4pm MT / 3pm PT
July 2020: Parts impacted by Racism and Patriarchy
  • Understanding race and gender as a culture.
  • Comparison, Control and Competition (three factors that decrease cross cultural compassion).
  • How the "U-turn" can be an important tool for identifying parts impacted by collective legacy burdens.
  • and more!
Live Calls: 
  • 07/22/2020 Richard Schwartz Call, 4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
  • 07/16/2020 Deran Young Call, 6pm ET/   5pm CT /  4pm MT / 3pm PT
August 2020: Understanding collective legacy burdens using the Intercultural Developmental Continuum (IDC)
  • Curiosity and Self compassion towards our parts when approaching diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Moving from judgement to deep understanding (acknowledge and reduce shame).
  • Healing nature of cross cultural relationships and corrective experiences
  • and more!
Live Calls: 
  • 08/26/2020 Richard Schwartz Call,  4pm ET/   3pm CT /  2pm MT / 1pm PT
  • 08/13/2020 Deran Young Call, 6pm ET/   5pm CT /  4pm MT / 3pm PT​​

What do we have planned for the rest of 2020? Don't forget, these modules are also included in the low price of $496!

We have a very exciting line-up of teachings planned and in the coming modules:

  • Fall 2020 Module (September-December):
    • Self-Led Sexuality: An IFS Based Model for Healing, Pleasure, and Empowerment​ featuring the work of the founder of the Relating Well Center, Patricia Rich. Patricia is a therapist and consultant with over twenty years of professional experience. Patricia is certified by AASECT as a Sex Therapist and Supervisor of Sex Therapy and is a Certified IFS Therapist. Learn with Patricia as she guides you step-by-step through Self Led Sexuality and how IFS plays a crucial part in Sex Therapy. Immediately apply these practices today! To learn more about Patricia Rich, click here.
  • Winter 2021 Module (January-April):
    • Trauma and the Addictive Process, An IFS Lens featuring the work Dr. Frank Anderson and Cece Sykes, LCSW.

Each 4 month module is approved for 13 CEs, or 39 CEs for an entire year, which you can purchase for a nominal fee. You will be able to access your CE 2-4 weeks after the completion of each module.

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.

Internal Family Systems | Online Continuity Membership

A Monthly Learning Community for IFS Trained Practitioners
Valued at $2,499 

Just For You. Only $496!

Registration is now closed. Join the waiting list.

Waitling List

Plus, earn up to 13 CE Hours per 4-month module CE Sold Separately ($47 for each 4-month module)
CE will be accessible 2-4 weeks after completion of each module.
"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 | Online Continuity Membership
Just For You- Purchase Today for $496!
Registration is now closed for this module. Join the waiting list.
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 module 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 Trainer
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.

Deran Young

Deran Young, President and CEO of Black Therapists Rock

Growing up with an incarcerated father and a mother who struggled with mental illness and substance abuse, Deran gained knowledge and experience of discrimination, poverty, and social services at a very early age. It was no shock that she later decided to pursue a career as a helping professional.

After obtaining her Bachelors degree in Social Psychology, Deran moved to pursue a Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Social Work. While obtaining her Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas, she was blessed with an amazing opportunity to visit Ghana West Africa twice, first as a graduate assistant and second during a final field placement/internship.

During her six month stay in Ghana, Deran created a Guidance & Counseling Center at a High School in a neighborhood that has been historically identified as a population of lower socioeconomic status. During her work there, she also created a scholarship program titled "Choices" and conducted a cuiltural identity field trip for students to learn about African and African American History first hand. Although the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade has significant roots in Ghana, most citizens are not afforded the privilege to visit these historical sites due to financial difficulties and hardships. During this trip, fifteen students were able to visit the Cape Coast Slave Castle and the One African History Museum. Her passion for culture and diversity lead her to further explore issues of social justice and social psychology. Her current professional areas of expertise include International Social Work, Gender Issues and Trauma/Anxiety Disorders.

Deran created Black Therapists Rock as she noticed a gap in mentorship, knowledge sharing and unity among helping professionals. She saw this as an opportunity to organize counseling professionals towards ACTION in decreasing the stigma and other barriers to psychological and social well being among African Americans and other vulnerable populations.

Deran currently works/resides in Washington, DC with her five year old son. She has now visited over 32 countries (including recent trips to Vietnam, China, Japan, Singapore, Dubai and Oman with her little Nomad Jr.).


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Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not satisfied, for whatever reason, you can simply email us at within 30 days and get your money questions ask. I want to thank you in advance for joining us! We're that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

-Dr. Richard Schwartz

Internal Family Systems | Online Continuity Membership
A Monthly Learning Community for IFS Trained Practitioners
Valued at $2,499 
Just For You! Only $496
Registration is now closed for this module. Join waiting list below
Waiting List
Plus, earn up to 13 CE Hours for each 4 month module!- CE Sold Separately ($47 for each 4-month module)
CE will be accessible 2-4 weeks after completion of each module.
NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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