Special Event: Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model by the Founding Developer Dr. Richard Schwartz, PhD

  • January 8, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Presenter: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D
Date: January 8, 2016
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Boulevard
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
Cost: $175 ($75 Discount for Students/Interns with ID/Intern #)
Continuing Education Units Available (see below)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is at the forefront of a movement toward a more collaborative therapeutic approach that relies on clients’ intuitive wisdom. IFS offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering view of human cognitive and emotional life and provides a dynamic therapeutic approach that allows both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

Come learn why trauma expert, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, has written an entire chapter about IFS’s effectiveness in his latest book “The Body Keeps the Score”. And Interpersonal Neurobiology (INB) developer, Dr. Dan Siegel, has done workshops with IFS developer Dr. Schwartz on how IFS and INB gel so well.

Open to mental heath practitioners, dance and art therapists and body workers, students, ministers, mediators, meditation teachers, academic professionals, and those seeking personal and spiritual growth.

Through lecture, experiential exercises, and demonstration, participants will be able to:

• apply the basic theory and principles of IFS therapy
• enhance their practice to deal with client/their own “resistance” more effectively
• analyze their own “parts” and how they impact therapeutic work


For more information about IFS: www.selfleadership.org

Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz, PhD, began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. Grounded in systems thinking, Dr. Schwartz developed the Internal Family Systems model in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. In 2000, he founded The Center for Self Leadership. A featured speaker for national and international professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has published five books and over 50 articles.

Continuing Education for Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs:

CE Units: This course meets the qualification for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LCSW, MFT, LEP and LPCC licenses, Compassion LA is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider No. PCE 5755.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Psychologists receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, e-mail programs@compassionla.org for a refund before December 15, 2015 or to make arrangements to apply your fee as a credit toward another program. 100% refund minus a $25 administration charge if the cancellation is received by December 15, 2015. No refunds issued after December 15, 2015.



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