Introduction to Internal Family Systems

Introduction to Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) believes that the individual is made up of multiple sub-personalities or parts and that getting to understand and accept these parts assists the self to emerge and the individual to heal. Developed by Richard C Schwartz it borrows from Family systems theory which believes that clients/individuals cannot be understood in isolation from the family unit. Schwartz a trained family therapist began considering the relationships and interactions of internal parts in the same way that a systems therapist looks at the interactions of all members of the family unit. He imagined the human mind as an internal family and began to apply in treatment the techniques he had learned as a family therapist.

Over 3 evenings the course will look at the background and key aspects of Internal family systems and how it can help practitioners to understand themselves and their clients more completely. It will have both didactic and interactive elements and will focus on how a knowledge of IFS can be of benefit to the already established integrative therapeutic approach of the participants.

The course will focus on the following areas:

  • Introduction to the field of Internal family systems as a therapeutic approach
  • Understanding the key aspects of self as seen through the IFS lens
  • Understanding how IFS might fit into an integrative approach.

Mode of Delivery: Online.  Duration: 3 Weeks (6.00-8.00pm)    

Certification: The College will issue a Certificate of Attendance to those who take this Short course.

CPD Points: 6 CPD points for APCP

Course fee – €75       APPLY NOW

*Please note that you “Apply Now” for the course and you will be emailed a payment link prior to the course closing date. All fees must be paid by the course start date.

Wednesday 20th July 2022 Wednesday 27th July 2022 Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Duration: 3 Weeks (6.00-8.00pm)

*Scheduled course dates and times may be subject to change.

Closing Date for Applications: 10th July  2022

For further information contact  shortcourses@ichas.ie

Date 1 – Wednesday 20th July 2022 – 6pm to 8pm Background  and key influences on the IFS approach 

General Overview of IFS

Introduction of key concepts

Date 2 – Wednesday 27th July 2022 – 6pm to 8pm Understanding the self through the lens of IFS

The goals of IFS

The benefits of IFS to therapists

Date 3 Wednesday  3rd August 2022 – 6pm to 8pm Using IFS as part of an integrative approach

Using IFS with specific client issues

Using IFS as part of a general psycho education approach

ON-LINE ONLY

Lecturer Details  : Finbar Chambers

Finbar Chambers : (M.A in Counselling and Psychotherapy and MA in Clinical Supervision) Finbar has been working in the education sector for the past 18 years both at home and abroad and is a counsellor dealing with family issues. He achieved his MA in psychotherapy in 2010, his dissertation focusing on the experiences of those in education working with socially disadvantaged groups in general and more specifically with early school leavers. He also has a BA in Legal Studies and a post graduate diploma in Education both attained from the university of Limerick. Finbar has been a lecturer in ICHAS since 2008.

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