An Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model: Theory and Practice

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  • March 15, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 6 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (Related Hours for MFTs)
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn (3045 Windy Hill Road, Atlanta, GA 30339)
  • Investment: $125 before March 1, $145 after

Presented by: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexia Rothman is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in private practice in Atlanta, GA since 2004.  She is a United States Presidential Scholar who completed her undergraduate work in psychology, Spanish, and music at Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow.  Dr. Rothman has provided individual, couples, and group psychotherapy in various settings, including the UCLA and Emory University Counseling Centers and Psychology Clinics, and she has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Departments at Emory’s Oxford College and Agnes Scott College.  She was first introduced to the Internal Family Systems model at the International Trauma Conference in Boston and has received extensive training and supervision in the model over the past seven years, much of it from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz.  Dr. Rothman has served on the training staff in IFS trainings for other professionals, and is a professional consultant for IFS clinicians around the country.  Dr. Rothman has used IFS in her work with clients with a wide-range of clinical concerns, from those with mild anxiety and depression to those with extensive trauma histories, self-injury, dissociative disorders and suicidality, and she has found it extremely effective.  She and her husband, also an IFS-trained clinical psychologist, have also found IFS to be an invaluable guide for parenting their two school-aged children!  Dr. Rothman absolutely loves sharing this powerful and compassionate model with others.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide an in-depth overview of Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory and therapy.  IFS is an evidence-based model that provides a compassionate, respectful, non-pathologizing approach to understanding the organization and functioning of the human psyche.  It provides therapists with a powerful and effective set of tools for empowering clients with a wide range of clinical profiles to heal the wounded and burdened parts of their internal systems, resulting in increased internal harmony, symptom reduction, and improved functioning.  Participants will gain familiarity with IFS theory and with IFS techniques that can be put to use immediately in their own lives and in their work with clients.

Educational Objectives:

  • Present the origins and development of the Internal Family Systems Model, including empirical support for the model and the current status of ongoing research using IFS to treat posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Deliver an in-depth overview of IFS theory, including the basic principles and assumptions of the model.
  • Describe the three major components of the psyche as outlined by IFS (parts, burdens, and the Self) including the characteristics of and assumptions regarding each component, and how the functioning of the internal system relates to mental health.
  • Discuss the goals of IFS therapy and case conceptualization through an IFS lens.
  • Provide a grounding in IFS procedures and techniques that can be implemented immediately in clinical and personal work.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration (Coffee, Tea, and Granola Bars Served)
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Morning Session (Cont.)
  • 12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Break (Lunch is on Your Own)
  • 1:15 - 2:45 Afternoon Session
  • 2:45 - 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 Afternoon Session (Cont.)
  • 4:30 - 4:45 Continuing Education Certificates Distributed

6 Core CE Clock Hours by:

  • APA:  The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute (ASMI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  ASMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • NBCC:  The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6502. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • GSCSW: This workshop is approved for 6 core continuing education hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • MFTs:  Related hours.

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