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Your Next-Level IFS Learning Program for Advanced Skills, Knowledge, and Connection
Join our premier, 12-month membership program, guided by IFS founder Dick Schwartz and Leading IFS Innovators.


An Invitation from Dick Schwartz...

We are thrilled to invite you to be part of our one-of-a-kind, global community of advanced IFS practitioners! Available exclusively to IFS Level 1 Training attendees/graduates and IFS Online Circle program participants...

...this is the membership program specifically designed by the IFS Institute to deepen your knowledge and skills and enhance your ability to apply the IFS model with today’s challenging clinical problems.

This is the only program that offers in-depth courses structured around current clinical topics, engaging discussions on real-world applications of the IFS model, hand-picked case studies and demonstrations so you can experience the power of IFS in action...

...and the opportunity to submit your real-life case consultations and get step-by-step guidance and practical solutions to your specific clinical challenges.

Your all-access membership pass includes:
  • Monthly live case consultations and demos with Dick Schwartz
  • 3 trimester-long courses on today's most important issues
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with IFS course expert
  • Lifetime access to the recordings
  • Access to a global community of devoted IFS practitioners
  • Special discounts on our previous IFS Continuity course recordings
  • And much more!

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

I look forward to you joining us!

Dr. Richard Schwartz

Internal Family Systems | IFS Continuity Membership

A Monthly Learning Community for IFS providers

Valued at $2,499 
Registration is now closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified of the new opening.

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.
Online Course Schedule
When you sign up for the IFS Continuity Program today, you’ll get access to in-depth, four-month-long online courses covering important clinical topics, including:

  • Fall 2021: IFS-Informed Practice with Groups, featuring IFS Trainer Sue Richmond

  • Winter 2022: The Art of Negotiation in IFS sessions - Challenging Protectors and Workable Agreements

  • Spring 2022: IFS and the Autism Spectrum
Fall 2021 Program Details
IFS-Informed Therapy Groups, led by IFS Trainer Sue Richmond, LCSW
September 2021
Whether you are working for an agency or are in private practice, this module will provide you with an overview of how to start an IFS group, from getting buy-in from prospective participants to introducing IFS language and concepts to the whole group. Whether you offer open or closed groups, this module will show you three distinct approaches to using IFS with groups. In each approach, Sue will offer a guide for how to start each group, use the 6-Fs to help participants unblend from their parts, and teach participants how to speak for their parts rather than from their parts with the intention of creating greater connection to Self and others.
  • Live Webinar with Sue Richmond on September 10th @ 12pm ET/11am CT/10am MT/9am PT
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on September 22nd @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
October 2021
One of the most valuable ways of learning the IFS model is to watch trainers do real-life demonstrations in IFS trainings. In this module, you will watch a recorded demo of Sue facilitating a closed group with five participants, all of whom know each other. The group was unscripted, and Sue facilitated it as she would any other closed group. It is a demonstration of Option One described in Module I. At the beginning and end of the group, Sue comments on the process of running the group.
  • Live Webinar with Sue Richmond on October 22nd @ 12pm ET/11am CT/10am MT/9am PT
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on October 27th @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
November 2021
This module focuses on handling one of the most challenging stages of group development: The “storming” phase. Rather than pathologizing participants or their parts, you will learn how to understand challenging group process from an IFS lens, as well as learn how to use IFS techniques to heal interpersonal ruptures and help unblend participants from extreme parts. This module will illustrate how Sue teaches participants to track their own parts during challenging group conversations, which can lead to courageous conversations, unburdening of painful family-of-origin issues, and greater Self-energy.
  • Live Webinar with Sue Richmond on November 12th @ 12pm ET/11am CT/10am MT/9am PT
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on November 17th @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
December 2021
Although the focus in therapy groups is primarily on the participants, this module will reflect on the importance of the role of the therapist. Sue will address ways to work with therapist parts that get activated or hijacked when facilitating group. She will also distinguish between therapy groups and consultation groups, and describe how agenda-driven groups, such as work groups and training groups, can benefit from applying some of these principles. Sue will also touch upon the nuts and bolts of starting an IFS group, including recruitment, marketing, and group member selection.
  • Live Webinar with Sue Richmond on December 10th @ 12pm ET/11am CT/10am MT/9am PT
  • Live Webinar with Dick Schwartz on December 15th @ 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT
Other Upcoming Programs Included
Winter 2022 Program Details
The Art of Negotiation in IFS sessions - Challenging Protectors and Workable Agreements, led by IFS Senior Lead Trainer Chris Burris, LPC, LMFT
  • Begins January 2022. Additional details coming soon.

Spring 2022 Program Details
IFS and the Autism Spectrum, led by Pediatric Neuropsychologist and IFS Expert Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • Begins May 2022. Additional details coming soon.

Internal Family Systems | IFS Continuity Membership

A Monthly Learning Community for IFS providers

Valued at $2,499 
Registration is now closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified of the new opening.

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.
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 IFS Institute (www.ifs-institute.com), 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.

Sue Richmond

Sue Richmond, LCSW

Sue Richmond is an Assistant Trainer and has a private psychotherapy practice, as well as an IFS consultation practice in Rocky Hill, CT. She uses a compassionate, heart-centered approach in applying the IFS model with individuals, couples and groups. She is a frequent presenter at the IFS Annual Conference on how to bring IFS-informed practice to groups. Sue has taught as Adjunct Faculty to social work students at the University of Saint Joseph in CT, and has extensive experience in bringing IFS to hospital-based behavioral health programs and outpatient agency settings. She served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and has experience using the IFS model with veterans and their families as well. Sue brings to her practice a wealth of life experience, and a deep desire to help others feel more empowered and experience more joy in their lives.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not satisfied, for whatever reason, you can simply email us at help@ifs-institute.com within 30 days and get your money back...no questions asked. 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 | IFS Continuity Membership

A Monthly Learning Community for IFS providers

Valued at $2,499 
Registration is now closed. Please join the waiting list to be notified of the new opening.

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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