Skip to main content

Please wait ...

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.

 

Dick Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems Master Class: Experience IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Gabor Maté, MD
Duration:
13 Hours 5 Minutes
Copyright:
Aug 25, 2020
Product Code:
NRS001398
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$159.95 Standard - $569.95

The Myth of the Unitary Self


Faculty:
Gabor Maté, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
2 Hours 17 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 24, 2019
Product Code:
NOS096052
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.95 - Standard

Internal Family Systems Step by Step: IFS for Deep Healing with Richard Schwartz


Faculty:
Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Daniel Siegel, MD
Duration:
7 Hours 37 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 13, 2016
Product Code:
NRS001129
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$159.95 Standard - $358.95

The Myth of Unitary Self: A Dialogue on the Multiplicity of Mind with Daniel Siegel, MD and Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.


Faculty:
Daniel Siegel, MD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD
Duration:
2 Hours
Copyright:
Mar 28, 2015
Product Code:
NOS048575
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Price:
$59.95 - Standard

Dan Siegel on Applying Scientific Insight and Mindful Awareness in Clinical Practice


Faculty:
Daniel J. Siegel, MD |  Susan Johnson, Ed.D. |  Barbara Frederickson, Ph.D. |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Duration:
16 Hours 6 Minutes
Copyright:
May 25, 2018
Product Code:
NRS001257
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$159.95 Standard - $559.90

Showing 1 to 5 of 16 entries