Wednesday, July 18, 201 - 9 am to 4:45 pm; 12 CEs
Instructor: Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
The first day of the workshop will focus on helping clients release personal burdens related to traumatic experiences in their lives. An overview of the clinical applications of IFS in trauma work will be presented. You will learn through didactic teaching, interactive dialogue, demonstration and live interviews.
During the second day, the focus will be on understanding and releasing legacy burdens. Legacy burdens are powerful organizers of our minds and behaviors. You will be become more aware of the beliefs and emotions we and our clients absorb from family, peers, ethnic groups and cultural contexts regarding ourselves and/or groups with whom we identify, as well as groups we consider “other.” We will explore the sources of those burdens and the fears of releasing them. This work is critically important to create more peace and less divisiveness in our often fractured world.
New to this workshop, Dr. Schwartz will spend time focusing on how to support Self led activism. Dr. Schwartz will lay the foundation for and demonstrate how to work with personal and legacy burdens that get triggered in the context of political conflict and unrest. We will learn to work with what gets in the way of everyone's innate abilities to be an effective advocate, ally and activist. This will support our work as clinicians and citizens.
Grounded in systems thinking, Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems SM, in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. He focused on the systemic relationships patterns among these parts that were similarly organized across clients. He found that when clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, they would experience spontaneously the qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion that Dr. Schwartz came to call the Self. He will show us how to support clients in that state of Self, to facilitate their healing of their own parts.
Participants will learn how to:
- deal with client “resistance” more effectively and with less effort
- utilize the clients’ Self to repair attachment injuries
- recognize the IFS model as an internal attachment model
- identify the effects of trauma on parts and Self
- have a sense of how to utilize the model in treating trauma
- gain some awareness of their own parts and how those parts impact treatment
- explore the sources of burdens and fears
- identify strategies for releasing burdens and fears
Schedule for Day 1
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:30 Definition of Self in IFS terms and Ways to Access Self of the Client Even in the Face of Trauma
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Using the Client’s Self to Repair Attachment Injuries
3:30 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:30 The IFS Model as an Internal Attachment Model
Schedule for Day 2
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:30 Using the IFS Model to Treat Legacy Burdens
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Explore the Sources of Burdens and Fears
3:30 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:30 Identify Strategies for Releasing Burdens and Fears
4:30 - 4:45 Completion of workshop evaluation
- Participants will be able to identify the basic theory and principles of Internal Family Systems therapy as they apply to working with trauma
- Participants will be able to recognize the IFS model as an internal attachment model including being able to identify the parallels between external and internal attachment styles
- Participants will be able to identify the effects of trauma on parts and Self including having ideas about how utilize the model in releasing personal trauma and legacy burdens
This learning event is designed for helping professionals including, but not limited to, social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, and nurses. We design the learning methodology to further develop beginning, intermediate, and advanced helping professionals by supporting improvement of skills for direct practice, supervision, and management positions. People who attend from professions other than those we are able to provide CEs for may request a Certificate of Attendance.
Individual Registration: $370, $350 early registration, received by 5/31/18. Group Registration: $350 per person for groups of two or more, $330 per person early registration for groups of two or more, received by 5/31/18.
PLEASE NOTE: Groups must register and pay together to receive the discount. Registration includes morning coffee and tea, snacks and lunch both days.
Contact us for discounted fee of $330 for members of Clinicians United.
Diversity discounts are available for 10 participants. The goal of the discount is to support access to training in the IFS model for clinicians of color and others who are members of marginalized groups. Diversity rates are 20% off regular, early bird or group rates. Please contact us for availability and registration code.
Newton at the Walker Center 144 Hancock St, Auburndale, MA. The Walker Center is a few minute walk from the Riverside train station in Newton.
For those who are coming to the event from out of town, there is simple, affordable lodging at the Walker Center. If you are not able to make a reservation to stay at the Walker Center, call them. There are housing options that are not available online. Details on their web site.
You may register by snail mail by downloading the registration form and sending it with your check. Group registrants must register together online or mail multiple checks in the same envelope to get the discount. Your space is not secured for an event until we receive payment.
Twelve continuing education credits for Center for Self Leadership certification renewal have been approved.