Key Reading List

Schwartz, R.C., & Rose M. (2002). Internal family systems therapy.
In J. Carlson & D. Kjos (Eds.), Theories and Strategies of Family Therapy (pp. 275-295). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Schwartz, R.C. (1995/2002). Internal family systems therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Schwartz, R.C. (2001). Introduction to the internal family systems model. Oak Park, IL: Trailheads Publications.

Anderson, F.G., Sweezy, M., Schwartz, R. (2017) Internal Family Systems Manual Oak Park, IL: Trailheads Publications.

Schwartz, R., (online CSL, accessed Feb 2018) The Larger Self



Schwartz, R.C. (2008). You are the one you’ve been waiting for: Bringing courageous love to intimate relationships. Oak Park, IL: Trailheads Publications.

Sweezy, M. & Ziskind, E. (Eds) (2013). Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions. Oxford: Routledge.

Barbera, M.R. (2016). Bring yourself to love. 2nd Ed. Boston, MA: Dos Monos Press.

Herbine-Blank, T., Kerpelman, D.M. & Sweezy, M. (2016). Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Goulding, R.A., & Schwartz, R.C. (2002). The mosaic mind: Empowering the tormented selves of child abuse survivors. Oak Park, IL: Trailheads Publications.

Breunlin, D.C., Schwartz, R.C., & MacKune-Karrer, B. (1992). Metaframeworks: Transcending the models of family therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Earley, J. (2009). Self Therapy: A Step-By-Step guide to creating inner wholeness using IFS, A New, Cutting Edge Therapy. Minneapolis, MN: Mill City Press.

Earley, J. (2015). Self Therapy VOL. 2: A Step-By-Step guide to Advanced IFS Techniques for Working with Protectors. Minneapolis, MN: Mill City Press.

Mones, G. A. (2014). Transforming Troubled Children, Teens and their Families: An Internal Family Systems Model for Healing. New York, NY: Routledge

Holmes, T. (2007). Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life. Kalamazoo, MI: Winged Heart Press.

Rowan, J. (1990). Subpersonalities: The People Inside Us. London: Routledge.

Siegel, D. J. & Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children 


Also see the Centre for Self Leadership’s Bibliography