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Richard C. Schwartz, PhD

IFS Institute


Richard Schwartz, PhD 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. He maintains a private practice and has a employment relationship with Harvard Medical School. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Schwartz receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Schwartz is a fellow of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. He is a contributing editor for Family Therapy Networker. Dr. Schwartz serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, the Contemporary Family Therapy, the Journal of Family Psychotherapy, and the Family Therapy Collections.

Experiential Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) 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:
$299.95 - Standard

Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy: 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:
$299.95 Normal Price: Standard - $389.95

Comprehensive Internal Family Systems Therapy Course

A Step-by-Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model

Faculty:
Frank Anderson, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD |  Martha Sweezy, PhD
Duration:
11 Hours 44 Minutes
Copyright:
Jun 30, 2020
Product Code:
CRS001383
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$299.95 Normal Price: Standard - $529.95

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, ACSW |  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:
$299.95 Normal Price: Standard - $1,239.85

Mastering Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction & More: An Intensive Online Course with Dr. Richard Schwartz & Dr. Frank Anderson


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Frank Anderson, MD |  Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Duration:
14 Hours 43 Minutes
Copyright:
Apr 20, 2017
Product Code:
CRS001178
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$299.95 Normal Price: Standard - $599.95

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