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Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • 27 May 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Presenter: Jodie Shea, LMFT

Interview with Jodie Shea


Internal Family Systems, commonly referred to as IFS or “parts work”, is an evidenced-based model developed by Richard Schwartz that increased in popularity over the past 10+ years. It allows the mind to expand within its natural abilities and connect with the physical body. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the tenets of the model, the common part roles, and how they interact with one another, and the common goals of treatment.

Participants will gain an introductory understanding of the Internal Family Systems model in order to increase clinical skills. This will be done by expanding their awareness of the mind-body connection, offering additional insight into the abilities of the mind, giving an alternative perspective on understanding symptoms, and confidence in working with more difficult cases. Participants will leave with some tools for immediate use and are encouraged to seek additional formal training, if desired.


1. Participants will be able to name the six basic assumptions of the IFS model.

2. Participants will be able to list the four goals of IFS therapy.

3. Participants will be able to identify the three roles of parts and understand the role of Self.

4. Participants will understand the basic steps toward creating change.

About the presenter:

Jodie Shea, LFMT, works in her own private practice, Pillow Talk Therapy, which specializes in relationship and sex therapy while also working with trauma. Before being licensed, she worked with many different presenting issues. Jodie had the opportunity to complete an IFS Level 1 (108 hours) while in graduate school. She quickly became a believer after noticing some immediate shifts while still in training. She has used IFS consistently throughout her career as a therapist and it is one of the roots of current treatment. Jodie has had the opportunity to present on IFS at multiple professional events.

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for IE-CAMFT. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEU  Provider # 62278

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