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Grief & IFS 2 day Workshop – 7th August 2020 to 9th August 2020, Sydney

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - August 9 @ 1:00 pm

$395 – $695

This two-day didactic & experiential workshop offers an invitation to become aware of how the Internal Family System model maps onto loss. Unlike other “issues” that our clients may present that may not be part of our experience, the universality of grief means that we will, inevitably, have parts triggered when our clients present with their responses to loss. Or we may be recently bereaved and still needing to work.


In this workshop we become more familiar with our own “grief cluster” that responds to losses. Our awareness of our own process brings us clarity in the face of triggers, enables us to support the parts in our own system, and affords us the capacity to hold more Self energy in the presence of grieving clients.


These methods will be demonstrated live with participant volunteers, and significant supervised practice time is planned for participants to learn by doing.


Derek Scott is a registered social worker and certified IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapist with an international online practice based in London, Ontario, Canada where he founded IFSCA – an organization dedicated to bringing awareness of the IFS model to counsellors and therapists in Canada and beyond. He has taken the highest level of IFS training (level three) 3 times.

He has worked in the field of counselling/therapy for over 35 years, including 14 working exclusively as an IFS therapist and 18 years as an AIDS counsellor specializing in multiple loss. He is a popular guest lecturer in the department of Thanatology at the University of Western Ontario and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Derek will offer this same 2 day workshop in both Melbourne andSydney. See the page here for all related IFS and other trainings.




“Derek is a great teacher and has an incredible grasp of this work. I cannot recommend (him) more highly.”Dick Schwartz, Ph.D, Founder, IFS therapy


“Derek’s workshops are transformational. His sensitivity to both the group and individual is exceptional. Workshops you don’t want to miss” – Russell Bailey, Senior Associate, Counselling Associates


“Derek’s ability to create a safe and welcoming learning environment allowed for my own personal exploration as well as enhanced my sensitivity for all of my clients.  I would highly recommend this workshop for both IFS and non-IFS practitioners. Ann Drouilhet, LICSW, LMFT, certified IFS therapist



This 2-day equivalent course is being offered over 3 days, being 1 evening, 1 full day and 1 half day.


Friday Evening

Derek will present an overview of the weekend and establish guidelines for confidentiality and Self-Care. Didactic teaching (PowerPoint) about the integration of bereavement theory with IFS, and what makes grief unique as a process. Participant exercise.


Continue Didactic teaching/presentation on complex grief. Exercises, demo and debrief-discussion. Participant exercises throughout.


The legacy, gifts and gains from connections loved and lost.

Review our understanding of IFS and the grief process to as a life skill applicable to ageing, mid-life crisis, and the Spiritual aspects Love and Loss. Final round of Q&A before closing with shared lunch.

For registration and further details click here 


August 7 @ 7:00 pm
August 9 @ 1:00 pm
$395 – $695
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Simon d’Orsogna


Crows Nest Community Centre
2 Ernest Place
Crows Nest, NSW 2065 Australia
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