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CME : 12.5 | Contact Hours : 12.6

Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS): 2-Day Certificate Course

Nov 21 12:00 AM - Nov 22 12:00 AM, 2019   |   Baltimore, Maryland  United States of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Trauma   |   Psychotherapy
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Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS): 2-Day Certificate Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Nov 21 - 22, 2019 at Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) / 12.5 clock hours.

Target Audience:
• Counselors
• Psychiatrists
• Social Workers
• Psychologists
• Psychiatrists
• Therapists
• Addiction Counselors
• Nurses
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields

Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have “parts” is pathological. NOT in Internal Family Systems (IFS). In IFS, the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal. Every part has a good intention, and every part has value. Even for trauma survivors.

In the treatment of trauma, IFS is different from traditional phase-oriented treatments. Instead of starting with building resources in clients before processing traumatic memories, it welcomes extreme symptoms from the onset, learns about their positive protective intentions and gets their permission to access the traumatic wounds. IFS also differs from traditional attachment focused therapies, both value the therapeutic relationship; however, IFS additionally supports the relationship between the client’s “Self” and their part as the primary healing agent.

Hailed by Dr. van der Kolk, the world’s leading expert in trauma, IFS is the treatment method that all clinicians should know. Nearly all clients with a trauma history have innate abilities that help them improve their mental health if they listen to their parts. IFS does just that. IFS is an evidence-based approach for clinicians working with traumatized clients. Once you see it in action, you’ll want to incorporate it into your practice.

• Integrate the IFS model into your clinical practice and accelerate the healing from complex trauma.
• Identify, specify and clarify the protective parts of clients with trauma histories to help with assessment and treatment planning.
• Offer an alternative view of symptoms and psychopathology, showing how client’s parts are actually trying to protect them from emotional pain and psychological pain.
• Demonstrate how IFS translates common comorbidities into parts language, showing a non-pathological perspective of mental health disorders.
• Communicate how IFS increases the therapist’s curious and compassionate self when working with clients who have trauma histories.
• Differentiate a therapeutic issue from a biological condition for better decision making in your clinical practice.
• Compare traditional attachment theory perspectives on healing to the IFS view (an internal attachment model) and learn to trust the clients’ internal relationship to heal their traumatic wounds.
• Determine if trauma symptoms are rooted in sympathetic activation or parasympathetic withdrawal to help inform the treatment process.
• Demonstrate IFS specific therapeutic techniques that shift arousal and withdrawal, allowing quicker access to clients’ traumatic vulnerabilities.
• Develop a deep understanding of how neuroscience informs therapeutic decisions in IFS therapy.
• Integrate IFS with your current treatment approaches including EMDR, DBT, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
• Compare IFS to traditional phase-oriented treatment and learn accelerated ways of accessing and healing traumatic wounds.

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Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
4 W University Pkwy
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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