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Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

The Center for Self Leadership


Richard Schwartz began his career as a family therapist and an academic at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he discovered that family therapy alone did not achieve full symptom relief and in asking patients why, he learned that they were plagued by what they called "parts." These patients became his teachers as they described how their parts formed networks of inner relationship that resembled the families he had been working with. He also found that as they focused on and, thereby, separated from their parts, they would shift into a state characterized by qualities like curiosity, calm, confidence and compassion. He called that inner essence the Self and was amazed to find it even in severely diagnosed and traumatized patients. From these explorations, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model was born in the early 1980s.

IFS is now evidence-based and has become a widely-used form of psychotherapy, particularly with trauma. It provides a non-pathologizing, optimistic, and empowering perspective and a practical and effective set of techniques for working with individuals, couples, families, and more recently, corporations and classrooms.

In 2013, Schwartz left the Chicago area and now lives in Brookline, MA where he is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is the Founder and President of the IFS Institute (formerly the Center for Self Leadership). He maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Harvard Medical School and Northwestern University. Dr. Schwartz is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): Experiential Workshop


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
12 Hours 43 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Feb 27, 2020
Product Code:
POS054050
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$149.97 - IFS Sale Standard - $299.95

Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS): An Intensive Online Course by Dr. Frank Anderson


Faculty:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Duration:
14 Hours 10 Minutes
Copyright:
Sep 04, 2018
Product Code:
CRS001272
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$149.95 Standard - $389.95

Internal Family Systems: A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model


Faculty:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Duration:
11 Hours 44 Minutes
Copyright:
Jun 30, 2020
Product Code:
CRS001383
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$149.95 Standard - $529.95

Bessel van der Kolk Trauma Interview Series: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Developer and Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS)


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
58 Minutes
Copyright:
Sep 04, 2017
Product Code:
POS053545
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$29.97 - IFS Sale Standard - $59.95

IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications


Faculty:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Paul Ginter, Ed.D. |  Chris H Burris, LPC, LMFT |  Cece Sykes, LCSW |  Jeanne Catanzaro, Ph.D. |  Michael Elkin, MA, LMFT, NBCCH |  Toni Herbine-Blank, MSN, RN |  ....
Duration:
22 Hours 17 Minutes
Copyright:
Oct 21, 2020
Product Code:
CRS001403
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$199.95 Standard - $1,239.85

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