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  • CEs: 6 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 6 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT).
  • 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: $135

Important CEU Information (Updated 10/20/20)

On-Demand Webinars: Defined as “asynchronous” workshops that are prerecorded, and you may watch them at your leisure on your own time.

The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists:

For Masters Licensed Therapists, both On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars and "Related" hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Therefore, this workshop would be counted as part of your allotted 15 "Related Hours." Please see our Live Webinars for Core and Ethics hours. For details regarding this new rule from the Secretary of State, click here.

The Georgia Board of Psychologists:

Has approved Live Webinars and On-Demand Webinars to be counted the same as live workshops for the remainder of this renewal period (including Ethics!!!). We are still awaiting The Board’s decision regarding the next renewal cycle.

Educational Objectives:

  • Briefly review the basic concepts of IFS theory, including Parts, Burdens, the Self, and procedures for getting to know a Part.
  • Discuss the Self-led presence of the therapist, one of the most crucial elements in achieving maximal effectiveness as an IFS therapist, as well as how to work with our own systems to open space for Self-Energy in treatment.
  • Describe in more depth how to work with protective Parts, including how to honestly and effectively address their concerns.
  • Identify polarizations in the internal system and demonstrate how to work with them.
  • Explain IFS theory and techniques for working with protective Parts in extreme roles, such as suicidality, self-harm, addictive behaviors, and dissociation.
  • Explore the IFS perspective on the cycle of addiction, and how to work with the Parts involved.

Workshop Description:

IFS is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy 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. In this workshop, participants who are already familiar with the basic principles of IFS will deepen their understanding of the IFS approach to key elements of treatment, including the presence of the therapist, techniques for working with Parts in extreme roles, such as suicidality, self-harm, and dissociation, and working with polarizations between Parts, all of which are essential for effectively treating trauma survivors. Additionally, special focus will be given to conceptualizing and working with the cycle of addiction using IFS techniques.

*Please note that previous exposure to IFS theory (such as through an introductory IFS workshop, readings, or IFS experiential training programs) is strongly suggested before attending this workshop, as basic IFS theory will only be reviewed briefly.

*Also, please be aware that "Internal Family Systems" (IFS) is a very different model from "Family Systems" therapy. There has been some confusion in the past, so we really want to make sure everyone knows this is an IFS training and not Family Systems training. Thank you!

Presented by: Alexia Rothman, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexia Rothman is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in private practice in Atlanta, GA since 2004. She is a United States Presidential Scholar who completed her undergraduate work in psychology, Spanish, and music at Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow. Dr. Rothman has provided individual, couples, and group psychotherapy in various settings, including the UCLA and Emory University Counseling Centers and Psychology Clinics, and she has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Departments at Emory’s Oxford College and Agnes Scott College. She was first introduced to the Internal Family Systems model at the International Trauma Conference in Boston and has received extensive training and supervision in the model over the past eight years, much of it from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz. Dr. Rothman has served on the training staff for Level 1 and Level 2 IFS trainings for mental health professionals, and she is a professional consultant for IFS clinicians around the country. Dr. Rothman has used IFS in her work with clients with a wide-range of clinical concerns, from those with mild anxiety and depression to those with extensive trauma histories, self-injury, dissociative disorders and suicidality, and she has found it extremely effective. She and her husband, also an IFS-trained clinical psychologist, have also found IFS to be an invaluable guide for parenting their two school-aged children! Dr. Rothman absolutely loves sharing this powerful and compassionate model with others.

6 Core or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Counselors: This workshop was originally approved for 6 core hours through LPCA of Georgia, approval #2020-10-14-181AW; this workshop now counts as Related Hours per Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-9-.01.
  • Social Workers: This workshop was originally approved for 6 core hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #040320; this workshop now counts as Related Hours per Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-9-.01.
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop was originally approved for 6 core hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #051-2020; this workshop now counts as Related Hours per Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-9-.01.

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