On-Demand: An Introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model: Theory & Practice - 6 CEUs


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  • CE Hours Included: 6 Core (please see below for more information)
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $140 (provides lifetime access!)
  • Presented by: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Instruction Level: Introductory

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Summarize the origins and development of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, including empirical support for the model and the current status of ongoing research using IFS to treat posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Explain IFS theory in depth, including the basic principles and assumptions of the model.
  • Describe the three major components of the psyche as outlined by IFS (parts, burdens, and the Self).
  • Compare the characteristics of and assumptions regarding each component, and how the functioning of the internal system relates to mental health.
  • Discuss the goals of IFS therapy and case conceptualization through an IFS lens.
  • Review the IFS procedures and techniques that can be implemented immediately in clinical and personal work.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide an in-depth overview of Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory and therapy. IFS is an evidence-based model that provides a compassionate, respectful, non-pathologizing approach to understanding the organization and functioning of the human psyche. It provides therapists with a powerful and effective set of tools for empowering clients with a wide range of clinical profiles to heal the wounded and burdened parts of their internal systems, resulting in increased internal harmony, symptom reduction, and improved functioning. Participants will gain familiarity with IFS theory and with IFS techniques that can be put to use immediately in their own lives and in their work with clients.

Presented by: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexia Rothman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA, since 2004. She is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, an international speaker and educator on the IFS model, and a professional consultant for clinicians seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice of IFS through theoretical discussions, case consultation, technique practice, and deep, personal experiential work with their own internal systems. Dr. Rothman has received extensive training in the IFS model, primarily from IFS developer Dr. Richard Schwartz. She has served as a Program Assistant for multiple Level 1, 2, and 3 experiential IFS trainings, and she offers workshops on the IFS model throughout the United States and internationally. She currently co-hosts an Internal Family Systems-informed podcast, Explorations in Psychotherapy.

Dr. Rothman is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "Wow, I could say everything. I was familiar with the topic but now have a greater depth of understanding of the different aspects of IFS. I also know how to complete the cycle now after the part is identified and tools to engage different parts. I thought she was amazing and very knowledgeable. She was so smart but presented the information in a digestible way!" - MJ, LMSW
  • "Wow the speaker was wonderful and knew so much! I didn't know much about IFS before but I am excited to integrate it! … I loved it all and kept my attention all day on zoom so thank you!" - GRM, LMFT
  • "Dr. Rothman presented the information in a clear manner. It is clear she is an expert. Dr. Rothman used videos and visual aides in a way that enhanced the presentation." - NTO, MSW
  • "I enjoyed this workshop a lot. I appreciated Dr. Rothman taking the time to highlight key steps in the process ahead of the different video segments. I also enjoyed the examples provided about her own clinical work." - LE, LMFT
  • "It was amazing! IFS is a wonderful approach, and I feel that it can be applied to many cases." - MR, LMSW
  • "Many thanks for a thorough introduction to this theoretical approach." - MSK, LPC
  • "The whole experience was impressive, and it is clear The Knowledge Tree has put time and energy into these presentations. Absolutely the best I've seen!!" - MH
  • "I would recommend this course to anybody! It was so informative and interesting. The six hours flew by!" - BB, LMSW
  • "I practically loved how applicable the presentation was to my current client cases" - AN, MA

6 "Asynchronous" Core CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 6 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64956040.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 6 core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #110522. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 6 core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #171-2022. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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