IFS Applications - 20 hour

Experiential Zoom Webinar April 18, 19, 25 & 26 of 2021

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Approved for 20 IFS Recertification CE

Certified IFS Practitioners may use our CE certificate when they apply for their recertification. The IFS Institute has approved this workshop for 20 recertification CE, which fully satisfies the recertification requirements for the two-year period.

Presented by Bruce Hersey, LCSW, Lois Ehrmann, PhD & Team

AND administered by NACHAS Consulting of Brooklyn, NY.

Limited spaces - inquire now!

Time & Dates

Zoom Webinar

April 18, 19, 25 & 26 of 2021

8:45 AM - 2:00 PM EASTERN each day

Link will be provided a few days before start.

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed for practitioners with an experiential background in IFS (Internal Family Systems Therapy). It assumes the participant has completed Level One Training through the IFS Institute, or has attended a previous 20 hour IFS Experiential Intro taught by the presenters (Bruce & Lois).

It expands on the application IFS in several areas;

  1. The use of Parts Mapping in IFS.
  2. Expanded Use of the Direct Access Mode of IFS.
  3. Using IFS with Attachment Trauma Challenged Children & Families.
  4. The use of IFS in the process of clinical supervision & consultation.
  5. Coherence Therapy & Memory Reconsolidation in the Unblending and Witnessing Processes.

There will be a lecture and slide presentation on each topic, experiential exercises, and ample practice sessions coached by our amazing team of Guides.

Please note: While the presenters are IFS certified and they are presenting on the authentic IFS model, the training is not affiliated with the IFS Institute and this workshop does not count toward IFS Level One Training. We fully endorse that training & certification, encourage practitioners who are interested in this model to pursue them, and hope that this workshop will inspire many to do so.

You may download the schedule below.

Parts Mapping

The use of drawing and objects to externalize parts-in-the-system as a way to unblend, gain perspective, witness and befriend parts. Conference table and other versions of this method discussed. Case presentation with mapping exercise. Live demonstration, and practice sessions with coaching.

Direct Access

What do you do with a blended part? IFS is more than the In-Sight mode, where the client can go inside and work with their parts. Recognizing blended parts, and ways to work explicitly and implicitly with blended parts are discussed. Video examples. Live demonstration and practice sessions coached by our Guides.

Attachment Trauma

A review of IFS-informed play therapy and sand tray with children, as well as working with parents & families. Art, parts mapping and bibliotherapy applied to families of children affected by attachment trauma. Small group experiential exercise. Video examples.

Coherence Therapy & Memory Reconsolidation

Coherence Therapy (Ecker, et al), developed from memory reconsolidation research, informs experiential therapies as to how to unlock and overwrite implicit learning, which governs unconscious reactions and automatic strategies of protection. Concepts from this approach are taught and applied to differentiation (unbending) of Self from parts and the witnessing process, especially distilling the FEARS of the part. Video examples, live demonstration, and supervised practice sessions.

Clinical Supervision & Consultation

A review of the supervisory and consultant roles, focusing in on use of IFS in dealing with common therapist parts, counter-transference, and dynamics within the clinician-supervisor relationship. A case example is presented. Live demonstration, and extensive practice sessions coached by our dynamic team of Guides.

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Go to NACHAS for Information & Registration

All communication re: workshop & registration must be through NACHAS, organizer & host. At NACHAS website, click on "View All Events," then "Find Out More" within IFS Workshop, then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to register.

The Presenters

Bruce Hersey, LCSW, is a Certified IFS Therapist. Having completed IFS Levels One, Two & Three Training, and as a repeat Level One Program Assistant he has passionately imparted his deep understanding of the model by teaching numerous introductory IFS workshops, leading IFS consultation groups, and providing individual IFS consultation. He has presented at the IFS International Conference several times, and has been teaching workshops on the integration of EMDR & IFS since 2013.

In addition to all this, Bruce is an Approved Consultant in EMDR (EMDRIA), with expertise in sex therapy and clinical hypnosis. Bruce has also published short animated educational introduction videos on IFS (Finding Your Parts) and EMDR (EMDR at a Glance) on YouTube.

An LCSW in private practice at Altoona, PA for the past 30 years, Bruce provides advanced consultation in IFS, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis and Sex Therapy in person, by phone and online video conferencing.

Lois Ehrmann, Ph.D.

Lois Ehrmann is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified distance counselor who has been working in the mental health field for 30 years. Her specialty areas include trauma and attachment struggles in children, adolescents and adults. She has worked intensively with adoption and issues of pre-natal fetal alcohol exposure. In the last 10 years she has extensively studied the art of holistic healing in regard to trauma through the use of EMDR and the Internal Family Systems Model as well as other methodologies that incorporate the body, mind and spirit. She is a highly experienced speaker and presenter, having presented for many years on topics such as trauma and attachment, clinical supervision, and IFS.

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

*It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDITto see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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