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In-Person Seminar

TX Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Trauma, Anxiety and Grief: Clinical Tools to Connect Clients to their Parts for Deeper Healing

Daphne Fatter, PhD
Full Day
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IFS is the clinical approach everyone is talking about...and for good reason.

Widely acclaimed by leading voices in the field and thousands of clinicians who have already integrated it into their practice, IFS is one of the most innovative and effective approaches to psychotherapy available today.

By recognizing that individuals are made up of multiple parts, each with their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, IFS transforms your practice and allows you to work with clients on a much-deeper level…

…so you can help them connect with and heal parts of themselves that were previously inaccessible.

And now in this one-day training, you’ll discover how IFS can provide you a unique framework for working with your clients’ many parts so you can help them heal past traumas, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and navigate their biggest losses.

You’ll join Certified IFS Therapist and Approved IFS Clinical Consultant Daphne Fatter, PhD. Dr. Fatter completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology under the direct supervision of world-renowned trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and has been using IFS to achieve incredible results with clients for over a decade.

Full of specific skills, knowledge, techniques and insight building case studies, Dr. Fatter will empower you to:

  • Use simple steps and guided exercises to get started with IFS in your practice
  • Work with anxious parts in the IFS framework to reduce their intensity
  • Provide clients a sense of inner stability through the grieving process
  • Release emotional and physical trauma stored in the body with IFS techniques
  • Integrate IFS with EMDR, CBT and other treatment modalities you already use
  • And much more!

This is your chance to enhance your skills as a therapist and join the thousands of therapists who’ve already discovered the transformative power of IFS.

Register now!

Note: This product is not affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify toward IFS Institute credits or IFS Institute certification.


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.

* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. 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 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.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 

Counselors - Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Social Workers - Social Workers (NASW)

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-6141) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.

Social Workers - Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical continuing education credits.


Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

Social Workers - Texas Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education hours for Texas Social Workers. The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners confirms acceptance of programs approved by a national association of social work. Please see national social work approvals for this program.

Psychologists - Psychologists

This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available. 

Marriage & Family Therapists - 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. 

Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Addiction 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

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. 


Daphne Fatter, PhD's Profile

Daphne Fatter, PhD Related seminars and products

Daphne Fatter, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, and clinical IFS consultant. Dr. Fatter is the author of two book chapters on IFS including “Integrating IFS with EMDR” and “Integrating IFS with Ancestral Lineage Healing (ALH)” in Altogether Us: Integrating the IFS Model with Key Modalities, Communities, and Trends (in press). She is also certified in EMDR and is an EMDRIA Consultant in Training. She is the creator of STARRä (Self Tapping for Attachment Readiness and Repair), a hands-on practical therapeutic intervention, to help integrate EMDR and IFS at specific places in each model. Dr. Fatter was awarded her doctorate in counseling psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Trauma Center, under the direct supervision of international pioneer on traumatic stress research, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. She is the former military sexual trauma coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatients Clinic. She speaks to mental health clinicians internationally providing engaging continuing education on nuances on trauma treatment from her seasoned clinical experience treating PTSD, complex trauma, combat trauma, reproductive trauma, sexual trauma, attachment trauma, grief, loss, and complicated grief. She has a private practice in Dallas, Texas.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Daphne Fatter maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daphne Fatter is a member of the American Psychological Association, the EMDR International Association, and the Texas Psychological Association.

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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.

Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


  1. Analyze the fundamental principles of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and how they apply to clinical practice. 
  2. Evaluate the characteristics of Self and its role in the internal system of the client. 
  3. Examine the three types of parts in IFS and their impact on the client's internal system. 
  4. Interpret clinical symptoms through the lens of IFS and develop a comprehensive understanding of how to apply the model to the client's specific needs. 
  5. Describe the principles of IFS and how they can be applied in working with anxious parts to reduce their intensity and impact on clients' daily lives. 
  6. Implement self-leadership techniques to provide a sense of inner stability and support for clients navigating the grieving process, including working with exiles in grief and addressing common protectors. 
  7. Explore how to address trauma-related fears and concerns by working with protective parts and facilitating communication with exiles in the client's system.


Internal Family Systems: Heal Wounded Parts, Transform Protective Parts, and Deepen Connection with Self

  • Foundational principles and goals of IFS
  • Understand different parts of your clients’ internal system
  • Parts Led Systems vs Self-Led Systems
  • IFS, Cultural Identities, and Intersectionality

Steps of IFS Therapy and How to Get Started

  • The IFS approach to assessment and treatment planning
  • Develop a relationship with clients’ core self and develop self-leadership skills
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration between parts
  • How to integrate IFS therapy experiences into clients’ daily lives
  • Guided Experiential Exercises to help clients identify and connect with different parts

IFS for Anxiety: Working with Anxious Parts to Reduce Their Intensity

  • How IFS shifts a client’s relationship with anxiety and reduces symptoms
  • Identify “worrier” or “perfectionist” parts that activate in response to anxiety triggers
  • Facilitate communication with an anxious parts to understand their motivations
  • Unburden exiled parts and release blocked or stuck anxiety-related emotions
  • Practice self-compassion and self-care to reduce anxiety over time
  • Case Examples

An Internal Family Systems Approach to Grief: Providing Stability and Support for Clients Navigating the Grieving Process

  • The latest grief research and DSM-TR Prolonged Grief Disorder Criteria
  • Self-leadership to provide a sense of inner stability through the grieving process
  • Exiles in grief and how they can be accessed and worked with in IFS therapy
  • Addressing common protectors, such as avoidance, dissociation, and numbing
  • Integration of Art, Writing, Ritual & Cultural Practices with IFS
  • Using IFS to identify and process secondary losses
  • Working with acute loss, ambiguous grief, prolonged grief disorder
  • Intergenerational Trauma: Legacy Burdens & Grief
  • Case examples

IFS Therapy for Trauma, PTSD and Complex Trauma

  • How IFS differs in emotion regulation strategies from other approaches
  • Common therapist missteps in IFS
  • Address trauma-related fears and concerns by working with protective parts
  • Work with exiles to help clients process and heal from traumatic experiences
  • Developing self-leadership in clients to increase their resilience and coping skills
  • IFS techniques to help clients release emotional and physical trauma stored in the body
  • Navigating polarizations in the client’s system
  • How does IFS address Intergenerational, collective and ancestral trauma
  • Case Examples

Additional Considerations in IFS

  • Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks
  • Using IFS in Groups
  • IFS & Therapeutic Relationship
  • IFS & Countertransference, Vicarious Trauma, & Burnout
  • Therapist Self-Disclosure
  • Medications in IFS

Target Audience

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



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