Introduction to IFS for therapists and helping professionals

12 week online course

Change the way you sit with clients 

Using the evidence based model of IFS (internal family systems), you will be able to radically shift how you sit and work with clients.  

This course introduces mental health therapists and other helping professionals to the Internal Family Systems therapeutic model.
This course provides the opportunity for helping professionals to gain a conceptual framework of IFS through didactic and experiential teachings and learnings. Participants will gain familiarity with their own internal family to help integrate this model beyond the intellect to a somatic knowing and understanding. There will also be opportunity to guide other participants in becoming familiar with their parts and beginning to build Self to part relationships to practice some of the key skills of IFS

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EXPERIENTIAL LEarning  

Over the course of 10 weeks, you will get hands on experience learning and practicing IFS   

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Learn your own internal family 

Get to know what parts are showing up for you while  sitting with clients. 

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15 NBCC CE hours for licensed THERAPISTS  

Introduction to IFS for therapists and helping professionals has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit.
Luna counseling LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval no. SP-4405 

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Free access to the Inner world community  

Free community for students to collaborate and learn together! 

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Bi weekly community calls 

Bi Weekly consultation calls to answer any questions live and partake in extra learning

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Endless resources 

Video's, Book, posts and private discussion forum so you can get your questions answered fast and easy.  

Do you ever stop and notice the voice in your head? 

What is IFS? 

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based therapeutic modality that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities (parts) or families within each person’s mental system. These parts are created in situations to help protect and survive. Parts can conflict with each other and with one’s core Self. Self is a concept in IFS that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self. IFS creates opportunity for internal differentiation and ultimately internal integration and wholeness. In IFS all parts are welcome.

This course provides the opportunity for helping professionals to gain a conceptual framework of IFS through didactic and experiential teachings and learnings. Participants will gain familiarity with their own internal family to help integrate this model beyond the intellect to a somatic knowing and understanding. There will also be opportunity to guide other participants in becoming familiar with their parts and beginning to build Self to part relationships to practice some of the key skills of IFS.

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Details for Wednesday July 3, 2024

  • Starts Wednesday July 3 at 4pm EST, 3pm CST, 2pm MST, 1pm PST 90 min courses on zoom.
  • ​The schedule is Every Wed  from July 3- Sept 18 at the times above. group practice sessions on Aug 7 and Sept 4
  • ​Cost is $1050 (USD) for 10 session over a 12 week period (2 sessions are triad practice on-own, Aug 7 and Sept 4.)
  • Payment plans available at check out!
  • ​90 minute experiential sessions where you get to practice and experience IFS
  • ​Break out rooms and a community of like minded individuals.
  • ​Course will be limited to 24 participants due to the experiential nature of this course.

Course Objectives

  • Cite the main therapeutic goals of IFS therapy 
  • ​Describe the basic assumptions of IFS in regard to the non-pathological multiplicity of the mind and concept of "Self"
  • ​Explain the concept of unblending, differentiating sub-personalities from the "Self" as a to speak for our parts as opposed to from, reactive affective states or "parts" 
  • ​Identify the 6 F's of the IFS therapeutic modality  
  • ​Name 3 categories of sub-personalities that are present in therapy 
  • ​Cite the IFS concept of Self and experience it's role in our inner system to become Self-led
  • ​Identify and describe the qualities of Self 8 Cs & 5 Ps (curiosity, compassion, confidence, courage, clarity, creativity, connectedness, calmness, patience, playfulness, perspective, persistence, presence)
  • ​Use techniques to provide a direct experience of Self and parts in the system.
  • ​Explain how changes in the internal system will affect changes in the external system of an individual, family, or group.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: What is IFS? History of IFS & Assumptions of IFS
  • Session 2: Four Goals of IFS & What does an IFS Session Consist of?
  • Session 3: Exploring key concepts in IFS: What are Managers, Exiles & Firefighters?
  • Session 4: Exploring key concepts in IFS: What is Self & Self-leadership? What is blending & unblending?
  • Session 5: Exploring key concepts in IFS: The 6Fs
  • Session 6: Practicing key concepts in IFS: The 6Fs in dyads
  • Session 7: Exploring key concepts in IFS: Common Protector Fears
  • Session 8: Exploring IFS key concepts: Exiles & the Healing Steps
  • Session 9: Practicing IFS key concepts: Exiles & the Healing Steps in dyads
  • Session 10: Practicing IFS key concepts: Putting it all together: From the 6Fs to the Healing/Unburdening Steps

Your Instructors

Two Certified IFS practitioners to take you on your journey. 

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Trevor Bird

Executive IFS coach, IFSC

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Lorri Ballard 

MA, LPCC, EMDR certified Therapist, IFSC Therapist

What Past participants are saying!

FAQ'S

I can't make all the classes, are they recorded?

Due to the experiential nature of this course, we do not record any of the sessions. We do have recordings of the teaching portion of each session that will be made available after each lesson 

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! you can choose a monthly payment plan at check out for 1,2,3 or 4 months.  

Is this an IFS institute course?

This course is intended to support clinicians & coaches who cannot participate in an IFS Institute level 1 training due some constraint such as cost, waitlist through IFSI, time commitment or another barrier. This course is not intended to replace the need for an IFS Institute Level 1 training..

Can I say I am IFS informed after taking this course?

Yes, you will be IFS-informed after completion of this course.

Cancellation policy


Cancel up to 2 weeks before trainings starts and you will get a full refund (subtracted $100 Admin fee.)
Anything less than 2 weeks there are no refunds.
You can use the tuition for a future cohort or training.  

You Can't take a person further than you have travelled yourself 

"Carl Jung" 

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