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Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model: Innovation in the Alleviation of Human Suffering

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model: Innovation in the Alleviation of Human Suffering

*This workshop is an overview of Internal Family Systems and is not considered to be an IFS level 1 training

When: Friday, February 28, 2020 / 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Where: Richmont Graduate University – Atlanta Campus / 1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100

Continuing Education: 7 CEs Available. Related Hours for LCSWs. No partial credit awarded.

Fees: Professionals = $175 / Richmont Alumni, Faculty, & Staff = $160 / Richmont Students = $125

Presenter by: Jenna Riemersma, LPC, IFS, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, EMDR, NCC

Jenna Riemersma is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Founder and Clinical Director of the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing, and a teaching faculty member and supervisor for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).  Jenna holds Masters degrees from both Harvard University and Richmont Graduate University.  She is a level-3 IFS trained therapist, an EMDR trauma therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S), Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CMAT-S), and the author of “This Changes Everything,” her recent book which presents an integration of IFS and spirituality for the lay person.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, a unique and compassionate model of psychotherapy that locates the source of healing within the client.  IFS is recognized by SAMHSA’s National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).  IFS is utilized in the treatment of such wide ranging physical and emotional challenges as rheumatoid arthritis, depression, anxiety, addiction, sexual compulsivity, trauma, eating disorders, self-loathing, dissociation and suicidal ideation.  IFS has surged in popularity in recent years as clinicians have discovered its radical effectiveness with otherwise entrenched populations.  IFS was the basis for the popular Pixar movie “Inside Out,” and is being used in such diverse environments as inner-city classrooms, professional athletic trainings, therapy centers, and international peace negotiations.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) Articulate the origins of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model

2) Describe the unique components of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model: Self, Exiles, Managers and Firefighters

3) Conceptualize the protective function of Manager parts

4) Identify Firefighter parts and their positive intent

5) Articulate the burdened nature of Exiled parts

6) Identify the 8 Cs of the Self: curiosity, compassion, confidence, courage, clarity, creativity, connectedness, and calmness

7) Understand the natural multiplicity of the human experience

Schedule of the Day:

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Coffee
8:30 am – 10:00 am Origins of the IFS Model

Experiential Exercise

10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 pm – 12:00 pm Components of the IFS Model

8C’s of the Self

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Multiplicity of the Human Experience

Getting Started with IFS: The 6 F’s

Experiential Exercise

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Levels of Integration

Next Steps in IFS Work

Experiential Exercise

Target Audience: Psychologists, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Graduate Students

Instruction Level: Beginner

Registration: Click HERE

Please direct your questions regarding registration to Martha Busby at mbusby@richmont.edu.

Refunds: In order to receive a full refund, requests must be submitted prior to January 10, 2020.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT) to provide this workshop as core CE hours. ID# 019-2020.

There is no known commercial support for this training.

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References:

Alexander L. Hsieh (2015) Internal Family Systems: A parts party intervention. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 26:1, 31-35, DOI: 10.1080/08975353.2015.1002740

Breunlin, D. C., Schwartz, R. C., & Kune-Karrer, B. M. (1992). Metaframeworks: Transcending the model of family therapy. New York: Guilford.

Davis, J. C., Hill, M. R., & Helmeke, K. B. (2001). Depolarizing congregational conflict: Principals for effective leadership for the internal family systems theory. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20(1), 260-275.

Dolbier, C. L., Soderstrom, M., & Steinhardt, M. A. (2001). The relationships between self-leadership and enhanced psychological, health, and work outcomes. The Journal of Psychology, 135(5), 469-485.

Ehrmann, L.A. (2014). Kids, Parents, & Everyone Have Parts: A Book About Internal Family Systems for the Young and the Young at Heart. Publications by Lois Ehrmann.

Mojta, C., Falconier, M. K., & Huebner, A. J. (2014). Fostering self-awareness in novice therapists using internal family systems therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(1), 67-78.

Schwartz, R. C. (2013). Moving from acceptance toward transformation with internal family systems therapy (IFS). Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(8), 805-816.

Shadick, N. A., Sowell, N. F., Fritz, M. L., Hoffman, S. M., & Hartz, S. A. (2013). (1AD). A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Internal Family Systems-based Psychotherapeutic Intervention on Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A proof-of-concept study. The Journal of Rheumatolgy, 46(12). Retrieved from http://www.jrheum.org/content/early/2013/08/10/jrheum.121465

Sweezy, M. (2011). Treating trauma after dialectical behavioral therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 21(1), 90-102.

Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid

When: TBD 2020 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: Richmont Graduate University- Chattanooga Campus, 1815 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Continuing Education: 6 CE Credits Awarded. Partial attendance is not awarded.

Target Audience:  Clinical mental health counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, graduate students, emergency responders, humanitarian aid workers, pastors and short/long term missionaries working with traumatized populations.

Fees:

  • Students= $90.00
  • Professionals= $130.00

Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Snyder

Dr. Vanessa Snyder is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Traumatologist, and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a 2008 graduate as well as the VP of the Institute of Trauma and Recovery at Richmont Graduate University. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in VA. Her areas of research interests include: trauma in families, sexual abuse and trauma, trauma treatment with play/art therapy, assessment in treatment of adults who experience trauma/complex trauma, secondary traumatic stress, complex trauma model protocol used for human trafficking and dissociative disorders.

Topic: The focus of psychological first aid is to understand the wide range of needs of survivors across the developmental life span. Emphasis is placed on cultural awareness, flexible methodology, and research best practices.

This workshop will address the issues of Psychological First Aid. What is it? Who offers it? Where is it Offered? Etc. Psychological First Aid is an approach to working with survivors and first responders in situations of trauma, disaster and crisis in all cultures and situations. It is guided by research and effective, portable methodologies and techniques while addressing all levels of individuals regardless of age, gender, disability or status.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create a human connection in a non-intrusive, compassionate manner
  • Provide immediate and ongoing safety and provide physical and emotional comfort
  • Calm and orient emotionally-overwhelmed or distraught survivors
  • Guide survivors to tell you specifically what their immediate needs and concerns are, and gather additional information as appropriate
  • Provide practical assistance and information to help survivors address their immediate needs and concerns
  • Connect survivors as soon as possible to social support networks, including family members, friends, neighbors and community helping resources
  • Employ adaptive coping, acknowledge coping efforts and strengths and empower survivors; encourage adults, children and families to take an active role in their recovery
  • Provide information that may help survivors cope effectively with the psychological impact of disasters
  • Explain your availability, and linking the survivor (when appropriate)  to another member of a disaster response team or to local recovery systems, mental health services, public-sector services and organizations

Intruction Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Clinical mental health counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, graduate students

Agenda

8.00 am Registration 
8.30 am Welcome & Introductions, Trauma Theory and Associated Traumatic Stress Responses 
10.30 am Break 
10.45 am

 

The Impact of Trauma on the Individual, Family and Community 
11.00 am

 

Plenary Discussion 
11.30 am

 

Orientation to DSM and ICD nomenclature for classifying trauma-related mental disorders 
Noon Lunch  
1.00 pm Orientation to Assessment and Diagnostic Instrument 
3.30 pm ·                  Break
3.45 pm Effectiveness in comparing and contrasting six (6) treatment approaches of

 

4.00 pm ·                  Orientation to Self Care 
5:00 pm Adjourn

Registration:

For questions about the course, please contact Dr. Vanessa Snyder at vsnyder@richmont.edu.

For questions concerning registration or Continuing Education, please contact Martha Busby at mbusby@richmont.edu.

Refunds: Refunds must be requested prior to January 31, 2020.

There is no known commercial support for this progam.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.