Introduction to Internal Family Systems and Working with Challenging Parts

11/10/2021 - 11/11/2021
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Online, Sponsored by Patrick Morris LCSW LLC; Fee: $175.00, 1.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis, Online
Day 1 - Basics of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Day 2 - Working with Challenging Parts of Client and Therapist

About this event

Join us on November 10th and 11th, 2021 for a 2-day training - Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy with a special focus on Working with Challenging Parts of Client and Therapist. If you have already completed an IFS Level 1 course you are welcome to only join day two where the focus will be working with challenging parts.

Internal Family Systems is a transformative and evidence-based model of psychotherapy. IFS is a recognized and proven method for individual psychotherapy with a robust training program and thousands of certified therapists. It will help transform the stuck parts of your clients and yourself into inner resources of strength, love, and freedom.

IFS understands the mind to be naturally multiple and recognizes a multiple mind to be a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.

This ten hour course will teach the basics of the Internal Family Systems model and how it is used with clients to resolve psychological issues and bring psychological healing to enhance self-confidence and well-being.

The IFS Institute only recognizes their Level 1 Course as an official step toward eventual certification as an IFS Therapist or Practitioner. The training you are considering now is not a training toward certification. However, it is led by Tamala Floyd, LCSW, who is a Level 3 Certified IFS Therapist and Supervisor. This training will be an effective way to learn more about IFS, a model that is quickly increasing in popularity.

Recommended reading prior to this training is "Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model" by Richard Schwartz.

Tamala Floyd, LCSW-BACS is a psychotherapist, consultant, author and IFS trainer. She received a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, families, and women with trauma histories. Tamala has worked in various settings including schools, criminal justice, hospitals, mental health agencies and in private practice. She has expertise in childhood sexual abuse, women’s sexual trauma and domestic violence. Tamala serves as an expert witness in child welfare and women’s sexual assault cases. She has a chapter in the upcoming book entitled, “Internal Family Systems Therapy: Supervision and Consultation,” with an expected release date of early 2022. Her chapter focuses on IFS consultation with BIPOC therapists.

She has been married to her husband, Ernest for 23 years, they have five adult children between them, three who are adopted.


Additional Program Information

Target audience: therapists

Content level: intermediate to advanced


Learning objectives:

1.Participants will be able to explain the basic concepts and steps of the Internal Family Systems Model of therapy.


2. Participants will be able to identify protective parts and practice developing relationships with them.


3. Participants will be able to identify exiled parts and practice developing relationships between Self and exile parts.


Course interaction and system requirements:

This live webinar hosted on Zoom is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation (using their microphones and/or the chat option).


System requirements for Zoom can be viewed at


Fee and registration:

Cost is $175 for two-day training (total of 10 credits). Full refunds are provided up to seven days prior to the live webinar. Registration is open until the course is full. We will enable a wait list option once the course is full.


Course completion and CE info:

To attain CE credit, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire program and complete an online evaluation at the end of the program.

Approved for 10.0 CE clock hours in Diagnosis; no NBCC hours available for this program.

For more information:  225.242.9363.

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