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Digital Seminar

2-Day Advanced Workshop: Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Frank Anderson MD


Faculty:
Frank G. Anderson
Duration:
Two Full Days
Copyright :
Jan 23, 2020
Product Code:
POS055925
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast


Description

Revolutionize your clinical approach and help your clients heal with Internal Family Systems therapy model.

IFS is one of the most popular, new, and effective treatment techniques in use today.

Thousands of clinicians already trust IFS as their go-to treatment tool to effectively heal emotional wounds so they can make greater therapeutic progress with client’s struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and other mental health conditions.

This workshop recording is your opportunity to learn the IFS method step-by-step from Dr. Frank Anderson, one of the biggest names in the field.

Whether you are an experienced IFS therapist, a novice, or someone without any IFS training, this workshop will increase your clinical sophistication and confidence with IFS so you can treat a wide range of clients more effectively than ever before.

In this recording, you will learn the IFS method, a non-pathologizing approach to healing that is sweeping the field of mental health and beyond.

IFS expert, author, prominent clinician & psychiatrist Frank Anderson, MD, will lead you as you learn how to help clients heal from the inside out. Dr. Anderson will teach you the IFS steps that he has learned to hone his clinical work – and that have produced such transformation in his clients. He will clearly present all the tools and techniques in an easy-to-learn fashion.

Explore several different applications of the IFS Model of therapy including: trauma and attachment, depression, anxiety, psychosis, addictions, eating disorders and shame to name a few. Learn how to apply IFS when working with groups, children, parents, couples, and LGBTQ clients.

This is an experiential training that includes didactic lecture, video examples, practice, live demonstrations and meditations.

Complete this recording feeling confident to start incorporating IFS into your clinical practice! Don’t miss out on learning from one of Internal Family Systems internationally known and respected lead trainers.

Credits


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.



Faculty

Frank G. Anderson Related seminars and products: 8

MD


Frank Guastella Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

Dr. Anderson is the vice chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is a trainer at the Center for Self Leadership with Richard Schwartz, PhD, and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston, MA.

Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy-New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on “What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy” and recently coauthored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. 

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA, and serves as an Advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He receives a consulting fee from the Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Frank Anderson is the President of the Foundation for Self Leadership


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual, please visit our product store.

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Objectives

  1. Utilize the steps of working with client’s “protective parts” to improve treatment outcomes as proposed by the IFS model.
  2. Differentiate between empathy and compassion as it relates the IFS approach and improving the therapeutic process.
  3. Appraise the evidence that supports meditation as beneficial to clinical outcomes when used in the IFS process of therapy.
  4. Explore and diagnose wounds connected to grief and loss; and describe two effective IFS interventions
  5. Recommend how to address the “protector” fears as they arise for the client during the therapy session.
  6. Apply IFS methods to help trauma clients manage their overwhelming feelings.
  7. Demonstrate how to explain to clients the neuroscience of hyperarousal in their "extreme parts”.
  8. Demonstrate how the role of criticism and neglect from care-givers causes shame cycles in your clients and how parts-work breaks the cycle.
  9. Apply the “triggering agreement” intervention when working with clients around resolving parenting issues that arise for them.
  10. Demonstrate what “tracking the sequence” means as it applies to couples’ treatment.
  11. Analyze the necessity-and create modifications-when using IFS in an inpatient setting.
  12. Within the internal system, determine the parts of self that are associated with substance use disorders.
  13. Assess countertransference, including recognition of potential activation of therapist’s own reactive parts.

Outline

Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Comprehensive, compassionate, nonpathologizing treatment approach
  • Paradigm-shifting perspective on “psychopathology”
  • Easily integrated into other therapeutic modalities
  • Teach clients to access inner wisdom and self-compassion to 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
  • Goals of IFS therapy
  • Starting an IFS session and the flow of the model

The Neuroscience of IFS

  • The mind and the brain
  • Neurons-networks and parts
  • Meditation and self energy
  • Understanding the fear response

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 to address the fears/concerns of protective parts
  • Establish a trusting relationship with proactive and reactive parts.
  • Resolve internal conflicts
  • Gain permission to proceed with healing

Step 3: Healing the Wound

  • Connect with the wounded part
  • Witness the pain rather than relive it
  • Retrieve the wounded part
  • Release/unburden thoughts, feelings and physical sensations
  • Life without the wound, the post healing process

Therapist Parts

  • Countertransference redefined
  • Identifying parts that get in the way
  • The Science of extreme reactions in therapists and clients

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF IFS

Trauma and Attachment

  • Roadblocks to healing trauma
  • Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation
  • Dealing with the extreme symptoms and staying in Self
  • Healing attachment wounds: What IFS offers

Depression and Anxiety

  • Differentiating feelings from symptoms
  • Address the biology and process the wound
  • Protection or genetics

Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

  • Addressing psychotic parts
  • Differentiating psychosis from trauma dysregulation
  • Treating biological issues while addressing emotional pain

Substances and Addictions

  • Befriending addictive parts
  • Healing wounds or stopping use?
  • Addressing the biology and the behavior after healing

Eating Disorders

  • When food “abstinence” is not an option
  • Multiple eating parts
  • Self-led eating

Shame and Grief

  • The shamer and the shamed
  • Critical and neglect shame cycles
  • Loss, letting go and healing

IFS with Specific Client Populations

  • Children and adolescents
  • Parenting
  • Couples
  • Groups and inpatient settings
  • LGBTQ
  • Spirituality and culture

Target Audience

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

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