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Introducing our most comprehensive IFS therapy course yet — specifically designed to get you using one of today's most in-demand approaches!

…so you can work with your clients' internal parts and empower them to heal the core issues behind their trauma, anxiety, depression and more.

There are no waitlists. No prerequisites. And, no overviews that leave you asking, "But where do I start?"

Just the clinical roadmap you need to start using IFS Therapy in your practice right now.

You'll join Stacy Ruse, a certified IFS Therapist and IFS consultant for a robust learning experience complete with in-depth training, demonstrations, and practical real-world applications that will deepen your understanding of the IFS framework and enhance your therapeutic skills.

With over 22 hours of self-paced on-demand video instruction, this truly comprehensive course immerses you in the language and techniques of Internal Family Systems therapy — all on your schedule and at a price you can afford.

So, if you've been looking to add the non-pathologizing approach that has the therapy world buzzing, look no further.

Register now and join thousands of therapists who've already transformed their treatment with the power of Internal Family Systems therapy.
The Complete Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Competency Course
A Start-to-Finish Instructional Series for Professionals

$699.99 Value
Just $299.99
Plus, earn up to 22.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification.
This course gets you ready to use IFS therapy now…

  • Greater alignment with your clients through client-led techniques
  • Enhanced insight with clear applications for your clients' lives
  • Creative and new ways to work with trapped trauma and stored pain
  • Directly access attachment and relational trauma for immediate relief
  • Quickly move past symptoms and diagnostic labels to resolve core suffering

Here's What You'll Learn
Easily gain world-class training and education in using IFS therapy with diverse client problems including trauma, anxiety, depression and so much more. Dive into the modules below at your own pace.
Introduction to the IFS Model and Theory
  • Brief history of IFS
  • Basic assumptions and holistic approach
  • Inclusivity, cultural humility, and competency
  • IFS therapeutic and clinical applications
The Self-Led Therapist
  • The 8 C's: Self-qualities
  • Holding Self-energy: 5 P's for Self-lead therapists
  • The benefits of Self-energy and therapist presence
  • Compassion, connection, and understanding
  • Setting appropriate boundaries
  • Biases and transference in the therapeutic relationship
  • Cultural humility and competency
Neurobiology, Neuroscience, and IFS
  • IFS a bottom-up treatment method rooted in neuroscience
  • Neuroscience 101 for therapists — what you need to know
  • Sensing vs. making sense of things
  • Stress reactions and the autonomic nervous system: Polyvagal 101
  • Fear circuitry and the development of PTSD, trauma, dissociation, and complex trauma
The Internal System Through the IFS-Lens
  • Defining parts: who and what are parts?
  • Defining Self: who and what is Self?
  • The burdened system
  • Protective Parts
    • Managers: the proactive parts
      • Common roles and traits of manager parts
      • Examples and common archetypes
    • Firefighters: the reactive parts
      • Common roles and traits of manager parts
      • Examples and common archetypes
      • What is 'backlash'?
  • Burdens, examples, and understanding
Understanding IFS in 6 Phases
  • Understanding the situation: Mapping internal and external factors
  • Engaging the client: Intro, relationship, target, and tracking
  • Permission to work with the protective system
  • Healing exiles and internal wounds
  • Integration of the work: Adapting to changes
  • Completion & closure: appreciation and closing sessions
Foundational IFS Step-by-Step
  • Unblending the system for emotional regulation
    • Goals for unblending the system
    • Mapping and externalizing the system
    • The Why, When, and How of unblending
    • Statements for unblending
  • The 6 F's of IFS: Getting to Know Parts
    • Find, Focus, Flesh out, Feel towards, beFriend, and Fears
  • Shifting to inner story & connection
  • In-sight work
    • Self to part work
    • Speaking for parts
    • Benefits to in-sight work
    • When to use and examples
  • Direct access work
    • Implicit vs. explicit
    • Therapist Self to part work
    • Part to part work
    • Benefits to direct access work
    • When to use and examples
Working with Protectors
  • Creating safety and getting permission
  • Targets and use of trailheads
  • Resistance as a protection
  • Distinguish between parts and Self
  • Significance of appreciation
  • Assess ability for in-sight or direct work
  • Getting to know managers
    • Specific goals, issues, and questions
    • How to work with
  • Getting to know firefighters
    • Specific goals, issues, and questions
    • How to work with
  • Common protector concerns and fears
Working with and Unburdening Exiles
  • Getting to know exiles
  • Trauma, attachment wounds, and exiles
    • What causes parts to get exiled and shadowed?
    • Common traits, burdens; legacy and cultural burdens
  • Common exile concerns and fears
  • Safely working with exiles
  • Unburdening process Step by Step
    • Self to part relationship and preventing overwhelm
    • Witnessing, invitation, do-overs, and retrieval
    • Integration of work and additional considerations
Difficulties and Challenges
  • Internal polarizations and alignment
    • Types, Identifying, goals, and examples
    • Steps to working with polarizations
  • Therapist parts interfering
    • Common therapist parts
  • When burdens and parts come back?
  • Predicting 'backlash'
  • Complex systems — hard to track; Lack of client Self-energy
  • Blended parts not unblending
  • Lack of awareness in the body
Adaptations and Integration of IFS
  • Attachment-based IFS
  • Somatic based IFS
  • Complex Trauma, and Dissociation
  • Spirituality, Transpersonal psychology, and IFS
  • IFS integration with other models
Evidence, Research Limitations, and Treatment Risks
  • Examining the current research
  • Challenges to the research and research limitations
  • Addressing potential risks
  • Contraindications and other considerations
The Complete Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Competency Course
A Start-to-Finish Instructional Series for Professionals

$699.99 Value
Just $299.99
Plus, earn up to 22.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification.
Meet Your Expert:
Stacy Ruse
Stacy Ruse, LPC, is a trauma expert who specializes in using IFS Therapy, EMDR and Somatic therapies to unravel the intricate threads of trauma and guide clients towards empowerment and resilience. She has been intensively trained in the Internal Family Systems model and, in addition to her clinical work, provides consultation for therapists looking to get the most out of their own work with IFS therapy. Her approach, while deeply rooted in trauma-informed methodologies, is characterized by a transpersonal twist that transcends the boundaries of traditional therapy. Stacy is certified in EMDR and is an Evergreen Certifications EMDR Consultant as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Yoga Instructor.

Click here for information about Stacy Ruse

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets this course apart is its comprehensiveness and focus on immediate application. You won't find yourself sifting through vague theories wondering how to integrate them into your sessions or trying to follow 6 different speakers who each give you bits and pieces, but never the whole picture.

Instead, you'll receive step-by-step guidance on how to apply IFS therapy in your practice from day one.

And with nearly 23 hours of self-paced, on-demand video, you'll not only get the comprehensive education you want, you'll also get the flexibility you need, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to fit your busy schedule. No need to rearrange your life — immerse yourself in the material when it suits you best.

By enrolling in this course and learning one of the most in-demand modalities available today, you're making an investment in both your professional development and the well-being of your clients. This course goes beyond theoretical overviews, empowering you to get started using IFS therapy — one of today's fastest growing treatment approaches. We're so sure you'll benefit from this course we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

No, this course is not associated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify toward IFS Institute credits or IFS Institute certification.

But here's the good news. As a licensed professional you get to choose how to approach your continuing education, learn new treatment techniques, and which courses align best with your goals and budget as a practitioner. And of course, it is you who must determine if you are ready and capable to use specific approaches with your clients.

This course is led by an experienced trainer of psychotherapy professionals who brings a wealth of IFS therapy experience to the table ensuring that you receive not only theoretical insights but also skills and techniques that can be immediately integrated into your practice.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
The Complete Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Competency Course
A Start-to-Finish Instructional Series for Professionals

$699.99 Value
Just $299.99
Plus, earn up to 22.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification.
NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification.
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