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 practice sessions.  Please see each training's website brochure for details. 

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Level 1 Training Programs

Training Program Training Program Schedule
Austin, TX (483)
2019:  May 31-June 2, August 9-11, September 13-15, November 15-17
2020:  January 24-26, March 27-29
Boston MA area - Natick (482)
2019: October 11-13, November 22-24
2020: February 21-23, April 24-26, June 12-14, August 21-23
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 (481)
2019:  May 3-5, July 26-28, September 20-22, October 25-27, December 13-15
2020:  January 24-26
Boulder, CO (507)
2019:  August 23-25, November 1-3
2020: January 10-12, March 13-15, May 1-3, July 24-26
Chicago IL (508)
2019:  November 1-3
2020:  January 10-12, February 28-March 1, May 1-3, July 17-19, October 2-4
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: Austin, TX (510) On-Site Session 1: December 8-14, 2019
On-Site Session 2:  March 1-7, 2020
Teleconference 1:  January 16, 2020
Teleconference 2:  February 3, 2020
Retreat-Style Level 1: Michigan & Illinois (486)
On-site Session 1: August 11-17, 2019
On-site Session 2:  November 17-23, 2019
Teleconference 1:  September 19, 2019
Teleconference 2: October 22, 2019
Retreat-Style Level 1: New Hampshire & Massachusetts (485) On-Site Session 1: June 9-15, 2019
On-Site Session 2:  September 9-15, 2019
Teleconference 1:  July 18, 2019
Teleconference 2:  August 14, 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
Seattle WA (511)
2019:  July 19-21, September 6-8, November 15-17
2020:  January 10-12, March 27-29, June 5-7
Washington DC (502) 2019:  May 17-19, July 19-21, Sep 13-15, Nov 15-17
2020:  Jan 10-12, March 13-15
 

Interest Lists for Level 1 Training Programs

If you are unable to participate in one of the Level 1s already scheduled, we invite you to add your name to an Interest List for a prospective training in another location. CSL will email people on Interest Lists should a training be scheduled in their area. Please note that being on an Interest List does not obligate you to apply to or enroll in a training, and you may add your name to multiple Interest Lists.

Click Here For Level 1 Interest Lists.