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Internal Family Systems Therapy: Why It Works & How to Know If It’s a Good Fit

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About the Course:

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidenced-based treatment approach that views the psyche as being divided into “parts”. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will review the stages of IFS therapy including the three types of parts unique to IFS and the theoretical underpinnings of the model. Dr. Fatter will also explain why IFS is effective, including what we know to date about memory reconsolidation and dual attention processing. In addition, Dr. Fatter will discuss ways to introduce your client to IFS including how to apply IFS at your first contact with new clients and options for how to integrate IFS with current clients. Vignettes will be used to demonstrate the application of IFS among various clinical presentations. Given that IFS is an experiential therapy, an aspect of providing IFS therapy is for clinicians to be aware of when their own parts are activated. Participants will learn about the model through guided meditations throughout the webinar to invite participants curiosity about their own parts. Dr. Fatter will discuss ways to know if IFS is a good fit for clients. Common initial mistakes clinicians make when first starting to use IFS with clients will also be addressed.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Internal Family Systems Therapy: Why It Works & How to Know If It’s a Good Fit created by Daphne M. Fatter, Ph.D. in 2022.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Oct 2022

Course Creator and Author

Daphne M. Fatter, Ph.D.
Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. is a mid-career psychologist, certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, and clinical IFS consultant. She is also certified in EMDR and has completed advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. She draws on her background in transpersonal psychology, and clinical work with traumatic memory, grief, and attachment wounds to guide training and professional development for mental health providers internationally. She was awarded her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas and practices from an anti-racist, queer-inclusive, and culturally mindful framework.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe qualities of Self and explain the three parts in IFS.
  2. Explain 2 ways to integrate IFS when starting with clients.
  3. Identify how clinical symptom are approached through an IFS lens.

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Course Number 103262
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