Internal Family Systems
Model Workshops 2017-18
Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
Center for Self-Leadership's LEVEL 1 Training
MAY 2018 (Melb) & AUGUST 2018 (Syd)
Read down for upcoming IFS learning events in Australia!!!
Pencil these dates please! ...the second Australian IFS L1 Certification Training
(13.5days) is going ahead in mid-2018!
Proposed dates - note these in the diary!
One (Melbourne) Monday to Sunday
14-20th May 2018
dates TBC [0900 AEST Saturday local time] two calls
Two (Sydney) Monday to Sunday
20-26th August 2018
To get early notification when the ticketing opens
please join the date-ordered waitlist
Melbourne & Sydney Introductory Workshops
In these workshops you will immerse yourself in the Internal
Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. The Internal
Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy offers a clear,
non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems, as
well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both
therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which
healing can occur. Introductory and Ongoing
Practice workshops create a supportive learning environment for didactic and experiential learning.
Participants in the Introductory Workshop will
learn the basics of the IFS approach from the ground up. Suitable to
professionals (therapists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, health practitioners, and
certified coaches) as well as those committed to their self-development. The Ongoing Practice offerings will be open to those who have completed the Introductory days, and wish to enhance and deepen their capacities
through working in small groups with an experienced facilitator.
Workshop fees for multi-day workshops includes materials, morning-afternoon tea, and lunch at each venue. For single and half-day events participants are invited to bring/buy and share their own small snacks and meals, though hot drinks usually supplied.
Dates at the Bouverie Centre, Brunswick VIC:
Introductory 2-day (Sun & Sun) Workshop: 24th September and 1st Oct, 2017
Mapping Parts and Daily Parts Meditation with Michelle Glass
Dates at Peter Canisius Centre, Pymble NSW:
Introductory 2-day (Fri-Sat) Workshop: 4-5th November, 2017
(optional live-in Friday and Saturday nights)
Mapping Parts and Daily Parts Meditation with Michelle Glass
(optional live-in Wednesday and Thursday nights)
Deepening your IFS practice 2-day (Sat-Sun) Workshop: 27-28th April, 2018
(optional live-in Friday and Saturday nights)
A free evening Introduction to IFS
lecture will be given from 730-930pm on August 5th at Peter Canisius
Centre, Pymble, Sydney. All are welcome, please bring a peer or colleague. Booking essential - click here!
Online introductory and practice courses will be also offered from July 2017 - read down for more. Limited places are available in these smaller groups.
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Details of the IFS model...
Founded by Richard Schwartz, PhD., the Internal Family Systems model (IFS), is a cutting edge psychotherapy approach that offers therapists a non-pathological conceptual framework for understanding the human psyche. IFS respectfully guides people toward lasting and profound transformation. IFS applies family systems principles and systemic techniques to working with inner parts of the person. It is widely used internationally in the treatment of trauma and severe diagnoses, as well as a wide variety of psychological issues and non-clinical applications such as business consulting and meditation practice. IFS offers therapists a way to make their practice more enjoyable and effective, and less effortful. It also helps them find and heal parts of themselves.
SAMHSA has recently added IFS to the US National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices rating it as “effective for improving general functioning and well-being,” and “promising for each of: improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms.”
basics of the IFS psychotherapy model.
Sydney (2 days 4-5th Nov) & Melbourne (2 days 24th Sept & 1st October).
Note that there is also a free evening Introduction to IFS
lecture to be given from 730-930pm on August 5th at Peter Canisius
Centre, Mona Vale Road, Pymble, Sydney. All are welcome to learn about this non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human
problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice
that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational, healing relationship. Booking essential - here.
topics: Introduction to the inner parts of a person,
getting to know protectors, how to heal exiles, dynamics of the internal
system, and role of the IFS therapist.
Teaching methods: lecture and discussion, demonstration IFS sessions, and coached practice.
the Introductory Workshop will prepare students to attend the Ongoing Practice workshops.
These introductory workshops and practice offerings will help participants to determine if they would like to commit to the 13.5 day retreat-based Level 1 certification training run by senior trainers from the Center for Self-Leadership's in Melbourne and Sydney in mid 2018.
Suitable for people who have attended Introductory workshops, or are familiar with the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. The focus in workshops, small groups and private sessions goes deeper into the IFS skills and techniques, and enhancing personal capacity.
Monthly Ongoing IFS study and practice group (face2face) in Melbourne:
- July 16th
- August 13th
- Sept CANCELLED - option to join the online practice group
- Oct 15th
- Nov 19th
- Dec 17th (TBC)
On Sunday's 10am-1230, 2017 at the Bouverie Centre, Brunswick VIC
Click here for booking a ticket online. Only single tickets available.
Tri-monthly IFS study and practice group (face2face) in Sydney:
- August 6th (Sunday)
- November 18th (Saturday)
10am-430pm, 2017 at Greenwich, north Sydney
Click here for booking a ticket online.
Monthly Ongoing IFS Practice group (online) Tuesday's 730-9pm AEST:
- Sept 12th
- Oct 10th
- Nov 14th
- Dec 5th (TBC)
with 4-6 persons meeting on a video conference platform for a review of the IFS model, (limited) case consults, and experiential practice in small breakout groups. Sessions can be recorded and made available post session. Certificates made available in November for PD records.
Monthly from July till December. Cost is $55/session singly, or $150 for 3 consecutive sessions ($50/session
paid up front) prices incl GST. Click here to register interest.
Online Introductory courses (limited places)
Online Introductory courses offered from July 2017 (fortnightly). These have similar content and participant demos as the live Introductory workshops but within a smaller group, and they also provide pairing-up between sessions to support learning.
Fortnightly IFS Intro group (online) Tuesday's 730-9pm AEST:
- Sept 19th
- Oct 3rd
- Oct 17th
- Oct 31st
with 4-6 persons meeting on a video conference platform for a basic introduction to the IFS model, and experiential 'parts' exploration in session. Sessions will be recorded and made available post-session for personal study only. Certificates can made available in November for PD records.
Cost is $275 incl GST for 6 hours (4 x 1.5 hrs) contact plus an individual session between meetings with Simon (recorded and optionally shared for group learning). Usually 4-6 in the group (limit of 6).
Those who have already attended an IFS workshop with Simon, and wish to review the content are eligible for a discounted ticket – $180 incl GST.
Click here to join the interest list for the group. A waitlist is available and a second group will be scheduled once numbers are indicated, so please register your interest here for the upcoming group. Proposed dates for the next group is from Feb 2018
Some knowledge of IFS is assumed for the Ongoing Practice workshop.
Attendance at the Introductory workshop will prepare new students for the
Ongoing Practice workshop.
Simon d'Orsogna is a therapist and facilitator based in Melbourne, Australia, working with individual and organizational clients to provide therapy, process consultancy, trainings and adult developmental coaching.
continues to work with organizations and teams as a process consultant,
bringing perspectives from systems thinking, adult development, and
sensemaking to complex human dilemmas - including teams, couples, and families.
"Adults grow through a series of contractions and expansions, some of which feel more disruptive than others."
Simon also facilitates Coherence Therapy
workshops in Australia, and co-developed the four-part online training, "Theory and Practice of Coherence Therapy."
He completed a Clinical Masters in Systemic Family Therapy at
La Trobe University's Bouverie Centre, and continues studying the late David Grove's unique
therapeutic approach to language, body and space. Also see Simon's YouTube channel for a series of Focusing clips with Gene Gendlin.
Simon is a member of the original teaching staff for the Immunity to Change model in the HarvardX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and a member of Jay Earley's development team for the web-based Self-Therapy Journey, providing Internal Family Systems-based self help online.
Simon has a private practice with rooms in Carlton, Melbourne - also by phone and online. He works with adults of all ages, and offers therapy, coaching, and
supervision in person and across the globe. He co-facilitated and produced the first Australian IFS workshops (20 days across Sydney and Melbourne) throughout 2016 and 2017, and is producing the first certification trainings in 2017 and 2018.
Participants will learn the basic processes, ideas and vocabulary of IFS. However for new learners please pre-read the Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard Schwartz, and the Self Therapy book by Jay Earley.
Once you have purchased your
workshop ticket see your confirmation emails for links to other
learning materials and
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is the signature work of Richard Schwartz PhD, more at www.selfleadership.org
As a clinical treatment IFS is rated effective to improve general functioning and well-being by the US
National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices as an evidence-based practice. In addition, it has been rated promising for each
of: improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and
symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal
resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms. For more read here.
The Center for Self Leadership (CSL) is planning to run a certified Level 1 training in Melbourne in mid 2018.
These workshops and offerings will be useful preparation for a formal certification program.
**A PORTION OF YOUR WORKSHOP FEE BENEFITS WHITELION PROGRAMS**
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