Are you ready to help your clients create emotional, mental, and spiritual change?

Join us for a live 2 day online workshop with Dr. Richard Schwartz!


Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) provides a groundbreaking model for mental health professionals to learn about transformation, taking an effective and compassionate approach to the parts of their patients/clients that are stuck in reactive patterns and holding them back from living their best life.

Who is this training for? Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

Developed by Richard Schwartz, PhD, IFS draws on systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities, each with its own viewpoint and qualities. Importantly, IFS also sees people as being whole underneath this collection of parts, the true Self.

Dr. Schwartz has been using IFS in retreat settings for more than 30 years. In this 2-day workshop immersion, mental health professionals will participate in a variety of inner-focused experiential exercises in both large and small groups.

You will:

  • Get an introduction to the IFS model
  • Get to know a part that interferes in your life
  • See live demonstrations of IFS with participants
  • Learn a Parts Mapping Exercise
  • Practice getting to know parts with a partner
  • Learn what Self is and how to quickly access it
  • Bring more Self leadership to your everyday life
  • Learn IFS as a daily practice
  • Learn how and why your parts swing into action in ways that prevent you from being the therapist you want to be

Date: April 8-9, 2021

10:00am-5:30pm ET

Price: $595

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Early Bird Pricing: $295

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About the Speaker:

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., earned his Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of associate professor at both institutions. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients’ descriptions of experiencing various parts – many extreme – within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the “Self.” In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the clients. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. Because IFS locates the source of healing within the client, the therapist is freed to focus on guiding the client’s access to his or her true Self and supporting the client in harnessing its wisdom.

This approach makes IFS a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy. It provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients symptoms and suffering.

In 2000, Richard Schwartz founded The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Schwartz is a featured speaker for many national psychotherapy organizations and a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he serves on the editorial boards of four professional journals.

He has published four books and over 50 articles about IFS. His books include Internal Family Systems Therapy, Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer). Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA and is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard School of Medicine.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to Jessica@suncrestcounseling.com and will be honored as follows:

We can provide refunds minus a $75 cancellation fee if an attendee cancels at least 10 day (March 29, 2021) in advance. There will be no refunds issued if registration is cancelled within 10 days of the webinar.
In the rare event that we need to cancel a webinar due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make every effort to notify attendees with as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be given the opportunity to either transfer to another webinar or obtain a full refund.

We don’t provide refunds due to:

Attendee technology problems
It is the responsibility of the webinar attendee to test their computer setup prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at your home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will consider issuing a refund.
Attendee email issues
Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the webinar login instruction email due to issues like restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the attendee’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the webinar
No shows
Attendees who do not participate in the live webinar will not be entitled to a refund.