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Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Integrate the IFS model into your clinical practice and accelerate treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.
  2. Develop a deep understanding of how neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions in IFS therapy.
  3. Determine the protective parts of clients with trauma histories to help with assessment and treatment planning.
  4. Propose an alternate view of symptoms and psychopathology, showing how client’s parts are actually trying to protect them from emotional pain and psychological pain.
  5. Demonstrate how IFS translates common comorbidities into parts language, showing a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders.
  6. Integrate IFS with your current treatment approaches including EMDR, DBT, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Outline

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Origins of IFS – the work of Richard Schwartz, PhD
  • A non-pathologizing, accelerated approach rooted in neuroscience
  • Apply inner resources and self-compassion for treatment
  • How to work with implicit memory wounds
  • Harness neuroscience for techniques that treat traumatic wounds
  • Study limitations: small sample size, no control group
  • Clinical considerations for clients experiencing abuse
The IFS Technique

Step 1: Identifying the Diagnoses & Symptoms
  • Assess the diagnoses: PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders
  • Apply Meditation practices
    • Finding the symptom
    • Focusing on its fear
    • Separating the person (self) from the symptom
    • Becoming curious about it
    • Find the real story behind the symptom
Step 2: Gain Access to Internal Strengths & Resources for Healing
  • Moving from defensiveness to curiosity
  • Access compassion to open the pathways toward healing
  • Foster “internal attachment” work
  • The “Self” of the therapist-countertransference redefined
Step 3: Permanent Treatment of the Traumatic Wound
  • Three phases:
    • Witness the pain
    • Remove the wounded part out of the past
    • Leg go of the feelings, thoughts and beliefs
  • Memory reconsolidation & neuroscience
Integrate IFS into your Treatment Approach
  • EMDR, DBT, Sensorimotor and other methods
  • Transformation vs adaptation or rehabilitation
  • Going beyond the cognitive
  • Integrate IFS with your current clinical approach

Copyright : 06/26/2020

Healing Cultural Trauma with Internal Family Systems

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Structure and prioritize interventions as client parts present in session.
  2. Assess and address the safety implications of material presented by individuals exposed to violent experiences.
  3. Utilize the reaction of therapist parts reactions to inform treatment interventions.
  4. Determine the impact of the four primary forms of collective legacy burdens as they relate to symptom presentation.
  5. Reduce the influence of cultural assumptions that disrupt therapeutic alliances.
  6. Apply treatment interventions that match client learning styles and relationship engagement.
  7. Discuss collective legacy burdens in order to foster understanding and commitment to learning.
  8. Assess culture and IFS parts to deepen the understanding of how they interact.
  9. Evaluate how bringing mores self energy into our parts can help us connect and have compassion across various cultures.
  10. Explore the ways in which Intersectionality affects therapy in order to better improve treatment outcomes for clients with diverse backgrounds.
  11. Analyzes the role of legacy burdens as key factors in healing cultural trauma.
  12. Investigates and elaborates on the 4 main legacy burdens of America: individualism, racism, patriarchy, and materialism.
  13. Proposes resources to support self-awareness, cultural identity and to promote connection and compassion with those who have different experiences from our own.
  14. Appraises the role of legacy burdens and demonstrates how to unburden a legacy burden via case study.
  15. Evaluate how the legacy burden of individualism influences culture and shows up in therapy and appraise how curiosity and self-compassion lead to connectedness with others.
  16. Analyze how Self to Self Relationships effect Collective Legacy Burdens.
  17. Explore the ways polarizations and ethnocentric stages play a part in the IFS model of therapy.
  18. Evaluate Internal vs External power in relation to legacy burdens.

Outline

Part 1
Deran Young Teaching - What is culture? What are the 4 main Legacy Burdens of America?‚Äč

  • Cross cultural compassion - healing collective legacy burdens
  • Learning from our parts
    • Parts underlying Ms. Young’s work
  • Defining diversity
  • Self-led cross cultural interactions
  • The iceberg model of culture
  • Self-leadership or self-energy
  • Assumptions of cultural approaches
  • Origin and function of parts
    • Identifying activated parts in self and others
  • Establishing and modulating safety levels
    • Intimacy and self-energy
  • Use of enneagram as assessment measure
  • The nature of identity
    • All parts are welcome
  • Engaging difference using IFS 
  • The intercultural developmental continuum
Part 1 with Deran Young
  • Learning styles and keeping an eye on the goal
    • Challenges of on line learning
  • Collective Legacy Burdens Continuity Program
  • Parts exist in struggle for control
  • IFS and parts generation in military environments
  • Epigenetics and ancestral influences
  • Valuing all parts equally
  • How do we identify cultural trauma
    • The role of parts at family and community levels
  • Self-leadership is internal systems thinking
    • Intersectional social justice
Part 1 with Richard Schwartz
  • Video case example – Israeli medic Dan
    • Addressing despair and hopelessness following experiences as combat medic
    • Guilt regarding self-protective actions in the face of danger
    • Impact of witnessing child injuries
    • Dealing with distracting parts
    • Prioritizing interventions
    • Addressing safety concerns
  • Accessing and managing resistant or hidden parts in session
Part 2
Deran Young Teaching - How does Materialism and Individualism impact personal and collective wellbeing?
  • Breathing Acceptance and Compassion
  • The Nature of Identity
  • Understanding Poverty from a Cognitive Approach
  • Culture & Patterns
  • Social Rewards
  • Power
  • Privilege 
  • Intersectionality
  • Exiles
  • IFS Skill: Making a U-Turn
  • Oppression
  • Implicit Bias
  • Reflection on Power and Deconstructing Power
  • Closing Thoughts—Seek first to understand then to be understood
Part 2 with Richard Schwartz
  • Consultation
  • 5 Case Examples
  • Q&A
Part 2 with Deran Young
  • Cultural Trauma
  • The Cultural Iceberg
  • Connectedness
  • Systems Thinking Requires Cross Cultural Compassion
  • Perspective Taking
  • Intersectionality in Therapy
  • Curiosity & Self Compassion
  • Becoming Anti-Racist
  • From Judgment to Understanding
  • Q&A
Part 3
Deran Young Teaching - Parts impacted by Racism and Patriarchy
  • Racism
    • White Body Supremacy
    • Identical Dolls of Different Colors
    • Blame, Shame, Guilt
    • Internal & External Marginalization
  • Patriarchy
    • Rigidly Defined Gender Expression
    • Exiles
  • Intercultural Development Continuum
    • IDC & Systems Thinking
  • Intersectionality
Part 3 with Deran Young
  • Conflict & Cross-Cultural Conversations
    • Book: “Waking Up White” by Debbie Irving
    • Individualism
    • Pervasiveness of Racial Trauma
  • Q&A
Part 3 with Richard Schwartz
  • Tamala Floyd IFS Session
  • Talama Floyd F/U & Q&A 
Part 4
Deran Young Teaching - Understanding collective legacy burdens using the Intercultural Developmental Continuum (IDC)
  • Cultural Trauma/Legacy Burden: Individualism
    • How Legacy Burdens Show Up in the Therapy Room
    • Diversity Topics in Therapy
  • What is Culture?
    • Internal & External Power
    • Privilege
    • Intersectionality
  • Curiosity & Self-Compassions
    • Connectedness to Self & Others
  • Conclusion
Part 4 with Richard Schwartz
  • Jennifer Q&A Session
  • Jennifer Case Consult
Part 4 with Deran Young
  • Collective Legacy Burdens
    • The Cultural Iceberg
    • Legacy Burdens- how they happen
    • Core Values- Village Mentality
    • Connectedness: Self to Self Relationships
    • Polarizations
    • Ethnocentric Stages
    • Stages of Intercultural Development
    • Internal vs External Power
    • The Drama Triangle
    • Q&A

Copyright : 12/02/2020

Part 1 with Dr. Schwartz & Dan

Copyright : 04/05/2021

Part 2 with Dick Schwartz & Dan

Copyright : 04/05/2021