The Center for Self Leadership offers Level 1 (Basic), Level 2 (Intermediate), and Level 3 (Advanced) training programs in the Internal Family Systems psychotherapeutic model. As a participant in these trainings you will learn both IFS theory and technique, gaining the knowledge and skills you need to understand and actively use the IFS model with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.
Level 1: Mastering the Skills of IFS
In addition to thoroughly learning IFS theory and technique, the Level 1 training program invites participants to explore their own inner worlds in a safe, nurturing context. Participants:
The format includes lecture, discussion, demonstration, experiential exercises, and small group supervision and practice.
Level 2: Deepening IFS Work with Specific Populations
The curriculum for Level 2 is presented in a format similar to that of the Level 1 training and includes didactic, video, large group experiential and small group practice elements. Each Level 2 weekend focuses on a different content area that will expand your knowledge of and facility with IFS, and will help you to continue your personal growth. Level 2 trainings are taught by several IFS lead trainers, exposing participants to different styles and expertise. The four weekends serve to:
Level 3: Specialized Retreat with IFS Founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz
Level 3 trainings are led exclusively by Dr. Richard Schwartz. Level 3 participants work intensively with a group of advanced practitioners who have learned the theory and technique of IFS and are now interested in increasing the depth of their knowledge.
The format features demonstrations, experiential group exercises, large and small group discussions, extended mediations, and intensive personal work. You are a good fit for a Level 3 training if your goal is not only to become a better therapist or consultant, but also to: