Internal Family Systems is a powerful model and treatment modality!
Diane Fosha, P.h.D., Developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
The Internal Family Systems model is designed to bring stability and real leadership to the whole internal family. For doing this, there is no better method (…)
In a complex world, systems thinking is the tool of choice. To my knowledge, it has never before been put to such good use as it has in Richard Schwartz’s model of the Internal Family Systems.”
Ron Kurtz, B.A., Developer of the Hakomi Method of Body Centered Psychotherapy
For me, discovering Internal Family Systems therapy was a breakthrough (…) it’s the treatment method that all clinicians should know to treat clients effectively.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Medical Doctor and leading expert in trauma
The place in history of Richard Schwartz’s IFS model and the Multiplicity of the Mind Theory that it validates, is not unlike that of biology before publication of “On the Origin of Species”.
John B. Livingstone, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Gaffney and Livingstone
Used judiciously, I have found that an approach that addresses the multiplicity of self is so experience-near to most patients’ subjective reality that only rarely does someone even comment on why I am talking about them ‘in that way’. It leads to a greater sense of wholeness (not dis-integration) because each self-state comes to attain a clarity and personal significance that gradually alleviates the patient’s previously held sense of confusion about who he ‘really’ is and how he came, historically to be this person.
Philip Bromberg, from ‘Standing in the Spaces: the Multiplicity of Self and the Psychoanalytic Relationship’ 1998