Level 1 Trainings

Level 1 Trainings

About IFS Training Programs

The Center for Self Leadership offers progressive levels of training in Internal Family Systems, from beginning (Level 1) through advanced (Level 3).  As a participant in these trainings you will learn both IFS theory and technique, thus gaining the knowledge and skills you need to understand and actively use IFS with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

Level 1:  Mastering the Skills of IFS

Level 1 trainings are comprehensive programs in which participants develop an understanding of the conceptual basis of IFS and learn how to apply IFS techniques to various clinical populations.  Participants are also invited to explore their own inner worlds within a training's safe, nurturing context.   A select group of IFS trainers teaches Level 1s using a format that features lectures, experiential exercises, video review, large and small group discussions, and small group supervision and practice sessions.  Please see each training's website brochure for details. 

To apply for a training program and view its brochure, please scroll down and click the training program location that interests you.

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Level 1 Training Programs

Training Program Training Program Schedule
Boston, MA Area -Natick (430) 2018: Oct 5-7, Dec 7-9
2019: Feb 22-24, April 26-28, June 21-23, Sep 6-8
Boston, MA area (429) 2018:  May 4-6, June 29-July 1, August 24-26, November 2-4
2019:  January 11-13, March 8-10
Boston, MA area (481)
2019:  May 3-5, July 26-28, September 20-22, October 25-27, December 13-15
2020:  January 24-26
Boulder, CO (477) 2018: October 12-14, December 7-9
2019: January 18-20, March 1-3, May 3-5, June 21-23
Chicago, IL Area (474) 2018:  October 12-14, November 30 - December 2,
2019:  January 11-13, February 22-24, March 29-31, May 17-19
New Britain, CT (537)
2018:  October 12-14, November 30-Decmeber 2
2019:  January 18-20, March 1-3, April 12-14, June 7-9
Portland, OR (501)
2019:  April 26-28, June 21-23, August 23-25, October 11-13, December 6-8
2020:  February 7-9
Retreat-Style Level 1: Arizona & New Mexico (475) On-Site Session 1:    October 27 – November 2, 2018
Teleconference 1:    December 13, 2018
Teleconference 2:    January 14, 2019
On-Site Session 2:    February 24 – March 2, 2019
Retreat-Style Level 1: Texas & California (484) On-Site Session 1: January 27 – February 2, 2019
On-Site Session 2:  June 9 – 15, 2019
Teleconference 1:  March 14, 2019
Teleconference 2:  April 18, 2019
Retreat-Style Level 1: Texas & Florida (489) On-Site Session 1:  November 26 - December 2, 2018
On-Site Session 2:  February 23 - March 1, 2019
Teleconference 1:  January 8, 2019
Teleconference 2:  January 29, 2019
San Francisco, CA Area - Menlo Park (471) 2019: January 18-20, March 29-31, May 17-19, July 12-14, September 6-8, November 1-3
Santa Cruz, CA (433) 2018: March 9-11, May 18-20, July 20-22, September 28-30, November 30-December 2
2019: January 25-27
Santa Cruz, CA (434) 2018: April 13-15, June 22-24, August 10-12, October 12-14, December 7-9
2019: February 8-10
Seattle, WA (473) 2018:  July 20-22, September 21-23, November 16-18
2019:  January 4-6, March 29-31, May 3-5
Washington DC (440) 2018:  May 18-20, July 27-29, Sept 21-23, Nov 30-Dec 2
2019:  Jan 25-27, March 22-24

 

Interest Lists for Level 1 Training Programs

If you are unable to participate in one of the trainings already scheduled, you may add your name to an Interest List for a prospective training in another location (see below). Once a Level 1 Interest List comprises 40 people, CSL will investigate the possibility of scheduling a training in that Interest List’s location. Being on an Interest List does not obligate you to enroll in a training, however, planning for a training can only progress if a sufficient number of people are seriously interested.

Click Here For Level 1 Interest Lists.