IFS (Internal Family Systems) in Action

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297,00  IVA inclusa

Course active from 15 June 2023 to 20 July 2023

Frank Anderson  

  • 16 training hours
  • Access on mobile device
  •  Certificate of attendance

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Revolutionize your clinical approach and help your clients heal with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model!


Internal Family Systems (IFS) is one of the most popular, fast-growing and effective evidence-based treatment techniques in use today.

Hailed by trauma-expert Bessel van der Kolk as the treatment method that “all clinicians should know”.

Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological. NOT in IFS.

In IFS the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value and every person has an innate healing capacity called Self energy

All clients have the ability to heal themselves if they listen to their parts. IFS is a very powerful tool for clinicians. Once you see it in action, you’ll want to immediately incorporate it into your practice.

In developing IFS 30 years ago, creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., realized that clients were describing experiences with various parts, many extreme, within themselves. When these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive. In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the client.

IFS provides a masterful framework to help clients listen to and appreciate the value of each part — and then effectively works with each of them to achieve dramatic results.

Now is your chance to join this transformational IFS training with Frank Anderson, MD, to learn, step-by-step, the transformative therapy model that can offer breakthrough healing of trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and more!



  1. Integrate the IFS model into your clinical practice and accelerate treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.
  2. Develop a deep understanding of how neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions in IFS therapy.
  3. Determine the protective parts of clients with trauma histories to help with assessment and treatment planning.
  4. Propose an alternate view of symptoms and psychopathology, showing how client’s parts are actually trying to protect them from emotional pain and psychological pain.
  5. Demonstrate how IFS translates common comorbidities into parts language, showing a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders.
  6. Communicate how IFS increases the therapist’s curious and compassionate self when working with clients who have trauma histories
  7. Compare traditional attachment theory perspectives on healing to the IFS view (an internal attachment model) and learn to trust the client’s internal relationship to heal their traumatic wounds
  8. Develop a deep understanding of how neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions in IFS therapy
  9. Integrate IFS with your current treatment approaches including EMDR, DBT, CBT and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
  10. Compare IFS to traditional phase-oriented treatment and learn accelerated ways of accessing and healing traumatic wounds.


Training methodology

In this intensive online training, you’ll discover the power of IFS by seeing it in action through real-life in-session videos, as well as easy-to-follow, experiential instruction modules.

It will be practical and experiential training, with meditation sessions, work in small groups, Q&A moments with Frank Anderson, supervision of clinical cases and much more.


Date and Time

The training takes place on ZOOM Meeting, on the following days and times:

  • Thursday 15 June 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST
  • Thursday 29 June 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST
  • Thursday 13 July 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST
  • Thursday 20 July 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST

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Thursady 15 June 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST

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Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • A non-pathologizing  accelerated approach rooted in neuroscience 
  • Apply inner resources and self-compassion for treatment
  • How to work with implicit memory wounds
  • Harness neuroscience for techniques that treat traumatic wounds
  • Origins, goals and assumptions of the model
  • Three components of the psyche: Parts, Burdens & Self

The Neuroscience of IFS

  • The mind and the brain
  • Neurons-networks and parts
  • Meditation and self-energy
  • Understanding the fear response

MODULE 02 and 03

Thursady 29 June 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST

Thursady 13 July 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST

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The IFS Technique

Step 1: Identify and Connect with a Target Part / Symptom

  • Assess the diagnoses: PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders
  • Access a state of compassion and curiosity essential for healing
  • Establish a relationship with the target part
  • Learn the history and benevolent intention behind the symptom

Step 2: Gain Access to Internal Strengths & Resources for Healing and Connection

  • Moving from defensiveness to curiosity
  • Access compassion to open the pathways toward healing
  • Foster “internal attachment” work
  • The “Self” of the therapist-countertransference redefined

Step 3: Permanent Treatment of the Traumatic Wound

  • Connect with the wounded part
  • Witness the pain rather than relive it
  • Retrieve the wounded part
  • Release/unburden thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations
  • Life without the wound, the post-healing process


Thursady 20 July 2023, from 3.00pm  to 7.00pm CEST

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Clinical application of IFS

  • Trauma and Attachment 
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Substances and Addictions 
  • Eating Disorders 

Therapist Parts

  • Identifying parts of the therapist that can make therapeutic work more challenging
  • Working with the therapist’s system to achieve maximum clarity and effectiveness
  • Increasing access to the therapist’s inner resources and ability to hold a compassionate and healing presence
  • Improving the therapist’s ability to support clients’ therapeutic work

Integrate IFS into your Treatment Approach

  • EMDR, DBT, Sensorimotor and other methods
  • Transformation vs adaptation or rehabilitation
  • Going beyond the cognitive
  • Integrate IFS with your current clinical approach




Frank Anderson

Frank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. He...
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