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Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy

About the Course:

Martha Sweezy and Ellen L. Ziskind’s Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions quickly established itself as essential reading for clinicians who are interested in IFS by illustrating how the model can be applied to a variety of therapy modalities and patient populations. Sweezy and Ziskind’s newest volume, Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy, is the natural follow-up to that text. Here Richard Schwartz and other master IFS clinicians illustrate how they work with a wide variety of problems: racism, perpetrator parts, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, parenting, and grief. The authors also show creative ways of putting into practice basic IFS techniques that help parts to unblend and to unburden both personal and legacy burdens.

This course is based on the book, Innovations and Elaborations in Internal Family Systems Therapy created by Martha Sweezy, Ph.D. and Ellen L. Ziskind, LICSW, CGP in 2016.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Sep 2016

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Martha Sweezy, Ph.D.
Martha Sweezy, PhD, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and has a therapy and consultation practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is co-editor of Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions, and co-author of Intimacy from the Inside Out: Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy.
Ellen L. Ziskind, LICSW, CGP
Ellen L. Ziskind, LICSW, CGP, has been affiliated with Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was on the faculty at Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Two Brattle Center and Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. She is co-editor of Internal Family Systems Therapy: New Dimensions and has a psychotherapy/consultation practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize the IFS model, and discuss at least 2 therapeutic impasses and how to address them from an IFS perspective.
  2. Define addiction from an IFS perspective, and how the definition informs how to treat addiction from an IFS perspective.
  3. Define eating disorders from an IFS perspective, and describe how the definition informs how to treat eating disorders from an IFS perspective.
  4. Describe the difference between reactive and Seld-led parenting.
  5. Summarize how the principles of IFS can be applied to different types of grief.
  6. Describe how IFS can contribute to the understanding of perpetrators and racism.
  7. Identify the relational principles used in IFS to treat trauma.
  8. Define unburdening and legacy burdens, and describe how to approach each from an IFS perspective.

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Course Number 103058
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