We all know what it is to feel conflicting emotions – “a part of me wants to .. and then there’s a part of me that doesn’t" – as we grapple with our internal self, desires, and behaviors.
Think about the family of emotions from Pixar’s movie Inside Out - how family of emotions, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger all interacted inside Riley Anderson’s mind to form her reactions and memories.
Now you are thinking through the lens of Internal Family Systems therapy.
Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological, but in IFS therapy, the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value. All clients have the ability to heal themselves if they listen to their parts. Once you see this powerful modality in action, you’ll want to immediately incorporate it into your practice.
In developing IFS therapy 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. He recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the client.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has heralded IFS therapy as the treatment that all clinicians should know in order to treat clients effectively (van der Kolk 2015).
Join Frank Anderson, MD, IFS therapy and trauma expert, in this transformational workshop and learn of all that IFS therapy can do for you and your clients!
Like Dr. Anderson, after integrating IFS therapy into your work, you will transform your practice. Clients will leave your office feeling healed, with skills to use outside the therapy room to help them master their emotions.
This special workshop will include experiential exercise, meditation and video demonstration.
This product is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify for IFS Institute credits or certification.
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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 specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.
Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.
Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the Neurobiology of PTSD and Dissociation and wrote the chapter “Who’s Taking What” Connecting Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology and Internal Family Systems for Trauma in Internal Family Systems Therapy – New Dimensions. He co-authored a chapter on What IFS Brings to Trauma Treatment in Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy, and recently co-authored Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual.
His most recent book, entitled Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems was released on May 19, 2021.
Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.
Financial: Dr. Frank Anderson maintains a private practice. He is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Self Leadership and has employment relationships with The Trauma Center and The Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Anderson receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Frank Anderson is a member of the New England Society Studying Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
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