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INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS (IFS) FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENT WORK - A day of theory and active skills training for immediate use in client and personal development work. (Brisbane)


Faculty:
Leona Dawson, M. Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy, MA (Language & Literacy), TAE40116, Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, Dip Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy
Duration:
One full day
Product Code:
AUL022126
Media Type:
Face-to-Face Training
Access:
Not Applicable
Location:
BRISBANE, QLD
Available Dates:

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Description

Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is one of the fastest-growing approaches to psychotherapy. It has developed over the past twenty years into a way of understanding and treating human problems that is empowering, effective, and non-pathologizing with an understanding that symptoms are actually the coping mechanism of Parts (sub-personalities/ego-states) trying to protect us from pain. IFS is a powerful model of therapy that enhances mindful awareness and self-compassion through getting to know our Parts in a methodical yet intimate way.

The IFS Model represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and multiplicity of the mind. A key aspect of the IFS Model is the belief that, in addition to working with Parts, everyone has at their core a Self-Energy containing many crucial leadership qualities such as perspective, confidence, compassion, and acceptance.   

In this inner system, some Parts take on protective roles in response to relational injury in order to protect a vulnerable or injured Part (Exiles). Protective pro-active Parts (Managers) focus on learning, functioning, and being prepared preventing Exiles from being triggered. Manager behaviours can include inner critics, controlling self/others/the environment, perfectionism, risk avoidance, caretaking, worrying, striving, pleasing, denial, displacement, projecting and intellectualising. The reactive protective Parts (Firefighters) get activated after an exile has been triggered. They try to distract the client from pain. Examples of Firefighter behaviour include dissociation, fantasising, somatising, anger/rage, addictions, eating disorders, panic, obsessions, compulsions, hoarding, NSSI and suicidality.

At the outset of therapy an IFS therapist hears the client’s presenting complaint as one Part speaking. The IFS therapist witnesses this Part acknowledging how it is trying to help the client and then seeks permission to hear from all Parts involved in the issue. The IFS therapist supports the client to unblend or differentiate from each Part and enter an internal dialogue.  Clients learn to listen inside themselves with self-compassion and curiosity (Self), and, in the process release beliefs, emotions, sensations, patterns and urges that have constrained their lives. As Parts are witnessed, they become more flexible in how they respond to the world as well as with each other. The central healing relationship in IFS is between the Self of the client and his/her Parts.

 

The Benefits of IFS for therapists:

  1. The IFS therapist is not required to diagnose, interpret or pathologise but to facilitate the development of a relationship between the Self of the client and their Parts.
  2. IFS therapist welcomes the client’s symptoms upfront as an introduction to protective Parts showing them respect and appreciation thereby reducing client resistance.
  3. IFS gives therapists practical ways to understand and work with transference and countertransference through recognising the interaction of client and therapist Parts.

IFS advances treatment by:

  1. Working with ambivalence and polarisations.
  2. Recognising how to work with ‘resistance’ productively.
  3. Regulating affect in a simple and effective way so clients are not overwhelmed during sessions.
  4. Supporting the development of mindful self-awareness and self-compassion.
  5. Encouraging clients to attend to Parts between session improving Self-leadership and self-efficacy.

Feedback for Leona’s and Jen’s recent training presentations:

“I have attended training with Leona on several occasions and have been truly impressed with the experiential way she designs, delivers and facilitates learning. She is clear, concise and loads of fun!  All participants were fully engaged in a dynamic learning experience which I would highly recommend."

"Leona is an innovative and creative presenter who makes her material accessible to the novice mind. Her deep knowledge and love of IFS shines through and her generosity in sharing case studies and personal experiences makes the training come alive. I recommend this course to anyone interested in the workings of the human psyche.”

"Leona is a knowledgeable and engaging trainer who is able to hold the space for all levels of learning.” 

"Jen's warmth, intelligence, and creativeness inspires groups to trust each other and engage. Her sense of humour allows participants to relax, be themselves, and be in the moment."  

Additional Info

Program Information

Event Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 10:30am)

Lunch Break
  12:30pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Session
  1:00pm - 4:30pm (includes 15 minute break at 2:45pm)


Registration Details

Face-to-Face registration
Fee:  $249
 
         $29 to purchase and keep the recording of this event. 

  • Tea and coffee are included and food may be purchased from the many surrounding cafes or you can order a fresh lunch as part of your registration.
  • You will need to sign in on arrival to be eligible for an Attendance Certificate. 
  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of face-to-face, active training can be retrieved on completion of your evaluation via your login account.
  • A soft (digital) copy of notes and resources will be available in your account indefinitely and you may also purchase a hard (print copy) as part of your registration.
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to attend this face-to-face event on the day, your registration will be transferred into the live interactive webcast of this event with three month's access to the recording. 

N.B. COVID SAFE HEALTH ORDERS
We operate from registered Covid-Safe venues and are committed to your safety. 
Our operations and procedures are continually updated to ensure we comply with all relevant health orders. 
We will communicate any changes to health orders to you as soon as they are available to us. 
We ask for and appreciate your cooperation in complying with the orders.

In the interests of everyone's safety, we ask that you notify our team if you are unable to comply with the current orders. We can then offer you a transfer to an option to ensure you are can complete your training. 

Objectives

Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Understand overall principles and concepts underpinning IFS as a therapeutic modality.
  2. Recognise the roles and functions parts play in presenting issues from a non-pathologizing perspective.
  3. Access and explore protective parts utilising the IFS 6-step protocol
  4. Explore integrating IFS into current practice.

“All parts are welcome.” - when we look within ourselves, putting those words into practice, we open the way to deep inner transformation as ‘Parts’ come to realise they are not stuck in their roles and can choose to support us in a different ways. IFS unlocks that ability.”     Leona Dawson   ​

 

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • Introduction to key principles of IFS
  • Recognising and working with Parts in presenting issues
  • Recognising and supporting activated therapist parts in sessions with clients The role of Self-Energy in sessions with clients
  • Possibilities for integration with your current practice

 

Outline

Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • Introduction to IFS theory (PPT)
  • Guided Experiential Activity: Meeting your own Parts in different contexts
  • IFS Protocol - Introduction to 6 key steps

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Introduction to IFS theory (PPT)
  • Guided Experiential Activity: Meeting your own Parts in different contexts
  • IFS Protocol - Introduction to 6 key steps

Target Audience

This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.

Venue information

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY
This Accor hotel has a fully implemented plan attending to the health and safety of all venue attendees.
You will be required to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everyone's safety, the venue and PDP reserve the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

INTERNET
Free wireless internet is available and login details will be provided on the day.

ACCESSIBILITY
This venue offers wheelchair access from the street level. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Conveniently located right by several bus routes and a 10 minute walk to Roma Street Station.

PARKING
Early-bird parking close to the venue:
https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/secure-a-spot-carparks/spring-hill
https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/4089_433-Boundary-St-Car-Park_433-Boundary-Street-Spring-Hill

NOURISHMENT 
All day tea, coffee and water are provided.
The venue is surrounded by cafes and restaurants should you choose to eat out.

You are welcome to bring your own food into the venue and eat in the outdoor courtyard which is just located at the entrance of the building, or on the gorgeous pool deck area or in the conference room, Alternatively teh venue is only a short walk away from the peaceful Roma Street Parklands.

ACCOMMODATION

The seminar venue is the Johnson Brisbane Art Series Hotel which offers a discount on accommodation for the PDP community. Please quote the code 'WORKPLAYSTAY' https://all.accor.com/hotel/B3V3/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps

Othere nearby accommodations options nearby include:
The Metropolitan Spring Hill is a 4 minute walk from the venue https://www.google.com/search?q=the+metropolitan+spring+hill&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU923AU923&oq=The+Metropolitan+Spring+Hill&aqs=chrome.0.0i355j46i175i199j0j0i22i30j69i60l3.773j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Spring Hill Mews is a 5 minute walk from the venue.
Website: https://springhillmews.com/

Location

The Johnson Brisbane - Art Series

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477 Boundary Street, SPRING HILL, BRISBANE, QLD 4000, Australia
+61 1300 092 875
all.accor.com

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