Level 2 Trainings

Level 2 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 training participant you will learn both IFS theory and techniques, thus gaining the knowledge and practical skills you need to understand and actively use IFS with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

Level 2:  Deepening IFS Work

Level 2 trainings give Level 1 graduates the chance to develop their IFS expertise in a variety of content areas and with different clinical populations.  The Center for Self Leadership offers all of the Intensive Level 2 trainings, and we invite you to take as many as you wish. Central Connecticut State University offers Multi-topic Level 2s. Please see each training's website brochure for details.

Intensive Level 2s: There are several types of Intensives. Deepening & Expanding with IFS offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself more fully in the core aspects of IFS practice and experience. The other Intensives explore one topic in-depth for the entire training.

Multi-topic Level 2s: These trainings cover four content areas in one training, including Strengthening Skills and Advanced Techniques, Working with Trauma, Working with Multiple Systems, and The Therapeutic Relationship and Spiritual Aspects of IFS.

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

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Intensive Level 2 Training Programs

Training Program Training Program Schedule
Deepening & Expanding with IFS: New York, NY (503) 2019:  July 8-12
IFS, Trauma and Neuroscience: San Francisco Area (514) 2019:  June 18-22
Intimacy from the Inside Out (542) 2019: March 29-April 2, June 7-11


Interest Lists for Intensive Level 2 Training Programs

If you are unable to participate in one of the Intensive Level 2s listed above, we encourage you to add your name to an Interest List for a prospective Intensive training, whether on the same or a different subject.   When an Interest List comprises 40 names, CSL will investigate the possibility of scheduling a training. 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 Intensive Level 2 Interest Lists.

Multi-Topic Level 2 Training Programs

Training Program Training Program Schedule
New Britain, CT (538) 2018:  September 14-16, November 2-4
2019:  February 1-3, March 22-24

If you need more information about enrolling in a Multi-topic Level 2 training at Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, please contact rcohenifs@aol.com.