Most therapeutic models with set agendas do not work with children, especially when they are not ready to tell their story because of behavioural challenges, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Play is the natural language of children. Discover how integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) with Play Therapy allows the child to move at their own pace. Both are evidence-based modalities that will easily get you the tools and strategies you need to transform the work you do with children and families!
In this unique integrative training, practice creative and playful approaches to successfully engage children, move at their own pace and help them overcome their challenges. You’ll be given an all-new process to follow so you can:
If you only purchase one continuing education program this year make it this one! Give yourself the gift of joy as children begin to view their behaviours and feelings with a kinder, more self-loving lens so they can heal and transform. Buy this recording today!
Note: This product is not affiliated with the IFS Institute and does not qualify toward IFS Institute credits or IFS Institute certification.
|File type||File name||Number of pages|
|Manual - Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) with Children & Parents (6.3 MB)||70 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Instructions for ASHA credit - Self-Study (64.4 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Leslie Petruk, MA, LPC-S, NCC, BCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience with individuals and families. Leslie is the director at The Stone Center for Counseling & Leadership in Charlotte, NC and a clinical supervisor.
She is a certified IFS therapist and in the process of becoming an IFS assistant trainer. As a program assistant for the Center for Self Leadership (CSL), the IFS organization founded by IFS creator Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Leslie has helped assist IFS workshops across the United States. She maintains a long affiliation with CSL and their passion to educate mental health professionals worldwide. Her clinical experience using IFS includes working with children, individuals, couples and families. She specializes in the application of IFS to parenting and working with children.
Her specialized training as a play therapist and marriage and family therapist serve her well in her focus with children, couples and individuals who are dealing with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and relational issues. Additionally, she works with special needs children and their families, children and families experiencing divorce, and children with behavioral issues in school, for which she provides parenting consultation, coaching and school observation/remediation services.
Leslie offers consultation to therapists who are learning the IFS model and specializes in working with those who want to apply IFS in working with children and parents. For those who are ready to take the next step in the IFS model, she also offers individual and group consultation and supervision services for IFS therapists in training.
Financial: Leslie Petruk is the owner of The Stone Center for Counseling & Leadership and has an employment relationship with Internal Family Systems Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Leslie Petruk is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the North Carolina Counseling Association, and the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS (IFS) MODEL
THE IFS PROCESS
Identify and Connect with the Target Part
Working with the Protective Parts
Heal the Wounded Part
BLENDING IFS INTO PLAY THERAPY
IFS-Informed Play Therapy Strategies
LET’S PLAY – BRING IFS TO LIFE
Activities, Case Studies & Videos
*Bring your own favourite playthings – mini’s, paper, pencils, oil pastels, crayons, markers, clay squares
IFS AND PARENTING
Improve Connection, Communication, and Cooperation
IFS-Informed Parenting Strategies
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