Internal Family Systems

Online Class

NEW!! Intro IFS Online Workshops Announced

Remaining places in October 2016 and January 2017 online introductory IFS courses!

Live Workshops with Bonnie in Feb and March 2017 in Melbourne and Sydney - information and bookings

Video Introduction

Bonnie Weiss M.A., LCSW, US-based psychotherapist, teacher, supervisor, trainer, and coach


Online Classes - 2016-17

In these four session video-conference classes you will learn about the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy. We will discuss the IFS understanding of parts, the structure of the psyche, how to access the true Self, working with protectors (defenses), and healing exiles (wounded child parts).

There will be lecture and discussion, live demonstrations, case consultation, and (optional) practice IFS sessions in pairs for homework.

Small learning group/s will be limited to 8-10 persons maximum (a waitlist will run for next class).

These classes have been scheduled to be compatible with the Australian timezone however participants from all over are invited to join us.

Session Time/Days

All sessions are recorded for personal use, self-study and review. These will be available for download within
48 hours of the class. It is a condition of participation that these are not shared outside the class.

The sessions are running Saturdays 0900-1100 (Australian Eastern timezone)


Saturday, October 8 and 22nd

November 5 and 19th


Saturday, January 7, 14, 21 and 28th

(Australian EST = UTC/GMT+10 hours)

Equivalent times in US timezones - all welcome!

Check other timezone differences here


Total workshop series is payable as a single $180 US one-off payment (AU$ conversion here).


Invoices and Certificate of Attendance and Hours will be issued.

No prior knowledge of IFS is assumed.

Live weekend workshops

with Bonnie Weiss

through February and March 2017

in Melbourne & Sydney, Australia.

Click here for details

About Bonnie

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Bonnie Weiss, M.A., LCSW, is a psychotherapist, teacher, supervisor, trainer, and coach who has been practicing since 1974. Her distinctive approach incorporates the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model into an emotionally-deep, present-centered, yet action-oriented way of working. She combines a quick mind, clear insight, and sharp intuition with solid experience in developing trusting and meaningful transformative relationships.

Her commitment is to facilitate personal growth and help people live to their highest potential.
Bonnie teaches classes and workshops on IFS, the Inner Critic, self-esteem, overeating, and most recently in Israel, Ireland, Germany and at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. She is a long time Diamond Approach student.

Bonnie was a director and faculty member of the Gestalt Therapy of Long Island NY, for 20 years, and co-director of the Long Island Center for Eating Disorders.

Bonnie's website

Witnessed session with Bonnie Weiss - mp3

Listen to Bonnie at work with a client making space for the creative child part. This touching session explored the initial polarity between a father-like part that pushed for sober hard work and child part that wanted to be free and creative. This polarity was mediated by an over-whelmed mother part who was trying to to take care of both.

CLICK to PLAY - or Right-Click to Save

Many thanks to Everett Considine and his free-to-public series of IFS witnessed sessions.
More free sessions with Everett and Bonnie guiding clients here


Elica Lorde is a psychotherapist and counsellor working across a broad range of issues with a particular interest in emotional trauma and the IFS model. Elica also blends eastern teachings (Yogic , Hindu & Buddhist) with western techniques and trains yoga therapists and teachers in psychotherapeutic practices. She is an advocate for holistic health and methods that respect and work with the mind/body connection. She lives between South East Asia and Australia working and teaching.



Internal Family Systems (IFS) is the signature work of Richard Schwartz PhD, more at

The Center for Self Leadership (CSL) is planning to run a certified Level 1 training in Melbourne in late 2016. This class will be useful preparation for a formal certification program.

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.

Overview of IFS by Richard Schwartz (22min)

Applications of Internal Family Systems (21min)

The Power of the 'Self' by Richard Schwartz (20min)

Contact Us

for more information…

contact Bonnie Weiss (US)

Simon d’Orsogna

(contact person in Melbourne, Australia)
mobile 0418 321 254

cellphone +61 418 321 254

(Australian Eastern Standard Time zone: UTC/GMT+10 hours)


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