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In-Person Seminar

Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds and Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction and More


Speaker:
Dr. Alexia Rothman, PhD
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP054615
Brochure Code:
RAL87780
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  3
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina (Multiple Locations Available)
Dates:

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Description

After decades of clinical innovation and recent scientific research, the empirically validated Internal Family Systems (IFS) model has been shown to be effective at improving clients’ general functioning and well-being. This effective model provides clinicians with procedures for helping clients with the most challenging mental health profiles to heal the wounded, burdened, and traumatized parts of their systems.

The IFS model provides a compassionate, respectful, non-pathologizing approach to understanding the organization and functioning of the human psyche.

The transformative IFS approach embraces and celebrates the natural multiplicity of the mind. Its assumption that every part of the system has good intention and valuable resources allows clinicians to approach even the most troubling of “symptoms” with compassion and respect. IFS offers therapists a powerful and effective set of tools for empowering clients with a wide range of clinical profiles to heal the wounded and burdened parts of their internal systems, resulting in:

  • a way to enter clients’ inner ecology without the overemphasis on containment and stabilization
  • symptom reduction and improved functioning for clients
  • deep self-healing within even the most troubled clients

IFS is a powerful treatment modality. Once you experience it, you will want to incorporate it into your practice.

Through instruction, video demonstration, and experiential exercises, Alexia D. Rothman, Ph.D., Certified IFS therapist and colleague of Dr. Richard Schwartz (founder of IFS) will show you step-by-step how to apply the most effective, empirically validated IFS interventions to help your clients connect with and understand their conflicting parts to facilitate deep, lasting healing.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Chaplains/Clergy

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Counselors

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CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 contact hours of continuing education for North Carolina Counselors. The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (Rule .0603) confirms acceptance of up to 15 contact hours per renewal period of continuing education programs approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


North Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the North Carolina Psychology Board, provided it is within the scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Social Workers

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Course Level: Intermedicate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Social Workers (NASW)

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-9101) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Social Work.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Speaker

Dr. Alexia Rothman, PhD's Profile

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Alexia (Lexi) D. Rothman, PhD, is a certified IFS therapist and consultant in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rothman has been in private practice since 2004. She has received extensive training in Internal Family Systems Therapy from IFS developer Dr. Richard Schwartz, and has assisted in multiple Level 1 and IFS trainings around the country, as well as serving as a professional consultant for IFS therapists.

She is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. Dr. Rothman received her PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA, where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Alexia Rothman maintains a private practice. She receives compensation as a consultant. Dr. Rothman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Alexia Rothman is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She serves as a staff member for IFS Institute trainings.


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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Determine the origins and development of the Internal Family Systems Model, including empirical support for the model and the current status of research using IFS to treat posttraumatic stress disorder.
  2. Prepare an in-depth overview of IFS theory, basic principles, assumptions of the model and its treatment implications.
  3. Propose the three major components of the psyche as outlined by IFS (parts, burdens, and the self) including the characteristics of and assumptions regarding each component as they relate to clinical practice.
  4. Evaluate the goals of IFS therapy and case conceptualization through an IFS lens.
  5. Demonstrate IFS procedures and techniques that can be implemented immediately in clinical and personal work, including the steps for facilitating the development of self-Part relationships.
  6. Practice the steps of healing and unburdening wounded parts of the system in session.

Outline

Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Comprehensive, compassionate, non-pathologizing treatment approach
  • Paradigm-shifting perspective on “psychopathology”
  • Easily integrated into other therapeutic modalities
  • Teach clients to access inner wisdom and self-compassion to permanently heal traumatic wounds
Evolution of the Model
  • Development of the IFS model by Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • IFS as an empirically validated treatment: Summary of research support
Composition of the Psyche
  • Concept of multiplicity: “We are all multiple personalities.”
  • Components of the psyche:
    • Wounded, vulnerable, parts
    • Protective parts: proactive and reactive
    • Burdens: Negative beliefs about oneself
    • The Self: compassionate inner leader and internal source of wisdom and healing energy
  • Guide clients to access their own inner wisdom and healing potential
  • IFS-specific techniques for in-the-moment emotion regulation, helpful even with panic, flashbacks, and dissociation
The IFS Model
  • Assumptions of the model
  • Goals of IFS therapy
  • Flow of the IFS model over the course of treatment
  • Flow of an individual IFS session
Case Conceptualization in IFS
  • Diversity and cultural sensitivity
  • How IFS understands personality disorders, dissociative identity disorder, and addiction

IFS Step-by-Step

Step 1: Using Meditative Processes to Identify and Connect with a Target Part

  • Differentiate the person from the symptom
  • Access a state of compassion and curiosity essential for healing
  • Establish a relationship with the target part
  • Learn the history and benevolent intention behind the symptom
Step 2: Working with Protective Parts
  • Facilitate internal attachment work
  • Learn and address the fears/concerns of protective parts
  • Establish a trusting and appreciative relationship with proactive and reactive protectors
  • Gain permission to proceed to healing
Step 3: Healing the Traumatic Wound
  • Develop a compassionate, connected relationship with the wounded part
  • Witness the pain rather than re-experience it: Learn to be “with”, not “in”, to avoid re-traumatization
  • Retrieve the wounded part from “trauma time”
  • Release/unburden thoughts, feelings, and beliefs
  • Integrate change into the system and use maintenance and troubleshooting strategies
Bringing IFS Concepts to Life
  • Experiential exercise
  • Video demonstration of IFS therapy with a real client
  • Step-by-step commentary to solidify understanding of techniques illustrated in the video session

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Chaplains/Clergy
  • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 36

Comments

Koren A

"This course surpassed my expectations with the amount of information presented. Dr. Rothman is clearly confident with the material she is working with and her style and presentation made this engaging, inspiring and easy to understand."

Stephanie B

"This was one of the best CEU courses I have ever taken! Dr. Rothman's presentation style is very organized, and she explained all concepts very well. The video examples she used were extremely helpful in solidifying my understanding of the material."

Alison H

"This was an excellent presentation!! So impressed with Alexia's intelligence, breadth of expertise, and ability to share her material. Thank you!"

Katie W

"I rarely give all 5s, but this seminar earned it!! "

Bryan C

"Fantastic course and fantastic instructor. I learned a great deal and got my money's worth. "

Sue W

"amazing - loved Alexia's style and authenticity"

Erin W

"Best CEU course I've taken in a decade of practice. Excellent!"

Jessica W

"Alexia was an excellent instructor and stayed on time and topic extremely well. I appreciated how she took time during breaks and lunch to thoroughly answer questions. I learned so much that I can implement immediately into my practice. Thank you!!!!"

Allison M

"Exactly what I was looking for when I signed up for the course."

Virginia H

"presenter was amazing in her delivery and passion of material provided. This was definetly the best conference i have attend due to her presentation style and knowledge. "

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