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IFS Introduction – 10th & 11th October 2019 in Sydney

October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - October 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm


Internal Family Systems is a non-pathologizing, collaborative and empowering model of therapy which fosters transformation, gently, quickly, and effectively. The IFS Model represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind with an understanding that symptoms are actually the coping mechanism of our parts trying to protect us from pain.

The Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) in Sydney is now offering a 2 day Introduction to IFS. introducing you to the key concepts of IFS.

This workshop is a mix of:
  • Didactic presentation & group discussion of IFS concepts
  • Live demonstrations of IFS sessions
  • Experiential learning in pairs to practice IFS therapy skills
  • Personal coaching through a practice session in a triad
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand principles and concepts underpinning IFS as a therapeutic modality
2. Explore & practice the difference between normal therapeutic listening and listening for parts in Internal Family Systems
3. Recognise roles parts play in the presenting issues from a non-pathologising perspective
4. Access and explore protector parts in a session using a 6-step protocol
5. Increase affect tolerance & emotional regulation from an IFS perspective
6. Recognise Exile parts in the client’s life or in a session
7. Identify opportunities for integrating IFS into current practiceWho should attend?Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Expressive Arts therapists, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
To enrol with CCWT click here: https://www.ccwt.edu.au/course/CNSL46
To discuss the content of the training you can contact the trainers, Leona Dawson, here: leona@leonadawson.com.au or Jen Nield, here: jen.nield@icloud.com

For more information including ticketing click here


October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am
October 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Leona Dawson
Jen Nield


Sydney – ACWA/CCWT
Level 4, 699 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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02 9281 8822 ext 218