Internal Family Systems
Online Class - 2016
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.
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)
8th and 22nd October
5th and 19th November
(Australian EST = UTC/GMT+10 hours)
Equivalent times in US timezones - all welcome!
Check other timezone differences here
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.
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.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is the signature work of Richard Schwartz PhD, more at www.selfleadership.org
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.