3 day IFS Experiential Intro
Lakewood, NJ March 15-17, 2020 >>> 20 Credit Hours
Program Updated & Revamped for 2020
Limited spaces - inquire now!
Location & Dates
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.
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), in Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and a Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor through AASECT. 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.
About Lois Ehrmann, Ph.D.
About the Workshop:
This is a 20-hour introductory course in Internal Family Systems (IFS). Participants will be introduced to this extraordinary non-pathologizing model, and become familiar with its systemic, experiential, ego state therapy approach.
The key concepts of this model: the Self, Exiled parts containing negative experiences, feelings and beliefs, and protective parts (Managers and Firefighters) which attempt to keep the exiles from reaching consciousness, overwhelming, and dominating our perspective, will be explored through experiential exercises, demonstrations, supervised skill development practice sessions, and lecture.
Participants will learn to identify these states within their own internal systems and how to use this model guide clients through a natural healing process toward integration and wholeness.
Ample demonstration and supervised training in guiding the process with peers in client roles will be provided. Much attention will be given to facilitating the emergence of Self-presence by encouraging parts to Unblend, and learning the healing processes of Witnessing, Retrieval, and Unburdening of wounded and extreme parts.
The value of both therapist and client Self–presence and welcoming of all parts with acceptance and non-judgment will be emphasized as essential to the healing environment. Participants will become familiar with both Insight (client has Self-presence) and Direct Access (client is blended with a part) methods of processing.
Previous exposure to the model would be very beneficial to anyone interested: this includes reading any of Richard Schwartz’s books on IFS, or Parts Work by Thomas Holmes. There will be a didactic overview presented in addition to the significant experiential component.
Please note: While the presenters are IFS certified and they are presenting on the authentic IFS model, the training is not affiliated with the Center for Self Leadership and this workshop does not count toward IFS Level One Training or IFS Certification. 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 tentative schedule below.