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Level 1 IFS Training February & May 2019

February 10 - May 12

In this Level 1 official training in the Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) model of psychotherapy, Israel-based CSL Senior Trainer Einat Bronstein will offer the Centre for Self-Leadership’s Level One training over the course of 2 weeks; one week in February in Sydney in Crows Nest on the north shore and a later retreat week in May in Melbourne’s hinterland.

Thirty participants (max) will be supported over 13.5 days in a one-to-three ratio, with ten international and Australian program assistants. The structure of the 2 weeks gives space for action learning between attending each training week. Each day combines didactic learning with opportunity for practice exercises, self-work, reflection, and support involving small and large group work.

This course is designed for professionals (therapists, psychologists, counsellors, certified coaches, expressive arts therapists and social workers) as well as those committed to their self-development. Participants will learn the fundamental IFS concepts and techniques in order to apply them to their professional and personal lives. The format of the Training involves didactic learning as well as a wide range of experiential processes designed to help participants deepen their understanding of IFS. Participants will use their own learning edge in role as client, therapist and observer-reflective witness. Large group work and plenary sessions invite participants’ growing capacities to engage as learner, contributor, and community member.

One of the most important experiential aspects of the training involves daily opportunities to practice using IFS skills with each other, supported by more-experienced practitioners in one-to-three ratios. In this way, participants learn by both doing and receiving the work. Learning objectives covered in this retreat style curriculum are overviewed here.

To receive the certificate of attendance you must attend full days of BOTH weeks of training, and both the Saturday mornings teleconferences. For full certification requirements as either an IFS Therapist or an IFS Practitioner see the CSL website.

Einat Avni Bronstein, MSW, LCSW. 

Earned a Law degree at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and Masters in Clinical Social Work at Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA. Have been learning with Dick Schwartz and practicing IFS from its early years in Chicago. Graduated from Level 1, 2 and 3 IFS trainings; A Lead Trainer, an IFS supervisor and a Certified IFS Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience in private practice.

Has been a lecturer at the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Tel-Aviv University for 8 years. Co-founded (with Osnat-Ossi-Arbel). the Israeli Institute for IFS in 2008, brought IFS to Israel and created a vibrant fast growing IFS community in Israel.  Co-led and led 13 Level 1 trainings, Level 2 modules, presented at the IFS Annual conference multiple times, created and led yearly enrichment IFS workshops and seminars on a variety of topics. Specializes in treating trauma, eating disorders, marriage and family issues, depression and anxiety and life transitions.

Extracurricular accomplishments – married for 31 years, have 4 children and two dogs 🙂

Details, FAQ click here

 Workshop Fees:
– $5,250 (earlybird tickets. limited number only, first-in)
– $5,650 (general tickets)
– $4,950 (public funded employees in registered DGR status organisations/ FT students)

Training in Sydney is non-residential and will be run at the Crows Nest Community Centre Morning & afternoon tea, and lunch will be provided. You will find your own accommodation.

Training in Melbourne is a one week residential live-in. The Palotti Retreat Centre is 90-120 minutes out of Melbourne.  Fees cover accommodation, all food and linen for 8 days/7 nights plus the shuttle bus from CBD/Melb airport to the venue on Sunday, 5th May and return to the airport or CBD on last day in time to make 5pm flights.
Facilitated movement with curated music evening events included in retreat setting.

– $1,525/pw (general accommodation tickets – single room 
including linen/towels, bring own toiletries).

Apply HERE 


  Crows Nest (Sydney), NSW – 2019 Dates & Venue:

Week One Workshop: February 10th – 16th, 2019

Daily 9:00am-5:45pm.  Final day finishes 2:30pm.

Teleconference #1:

Sunday 3rd March 2019 ~ 17:30 to 19:30 AEST (Sydney/Melb times)

Teleconference #2:

Sunday 28th April 2019 ~ 17:30 to 19:30 AEST (Sydney/Melb times)

Millgrove (Melbourne NE hinterland), Victoria

Week Two Workshop: May 5th – 12th

Training commences on Monday, 6th May at 9am.  

Arrive afternoon of Sunday 5th for settling into the venue.  Final day finishes 2:30pm, and shuttle leaves to airport at 3pm to arrive by 5pm.

NB – for certificate of attendance you must attend BOTH weeks of training and BOTH teleconferences.

For recognition as IFS practitioner or therapist see requirements as detailed on the ⁠CSL website⁠.

Apply HERE 



Simon d’Orsogna
Leona Dawson


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