Essentials of Internal Family Systems


Ted Riskin, LCSW and Harry Schneider, GPCC


Fairview Space for Transformation
81 Log Gap Road
Fairview, NC 28730


We will meet on five Sundays:
November 4, 2018
December 16, 2018
January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019

March 10, 2019

Tuition includes one personal IFS session and three triad practice sessions in between the modules.  These can be in-person or remote.


What to Expect
The Center for Self Leadership (CSL) offers “Level One” trainings that can lead to certification as an IFS practitioner or therapist.  This “Essentials” course is more streamlined, and is not sponsored by CSL.  It will offer a foundation of IFS theory and opportunities for supervised practice.  As individual learning curves vary, some may feel ready to add the IFS approach to their clinical practice after completing this training.  However, anyone who wishes to refer to themselves as “Certified” will need to complete a Level One Training sponsored by CSL and meet other criteria. 

Additional Practice Sessions
In our experience serving as Program Assistants for the IFS training, we have come to believe that most of the practical learning happens in the triad practice sessions.  In the Level 1 training, each student participates in approximately fifteen practice sessions, in roles of therapist, client, and observer.  However, each person has different needs in this regard and different resources available.  We have designed this program so that you can choose to have as much or as little of the triad practice as you find appropriate, in addition to the three sessions that are included in your tuition.  However, we strongly suggest that you plan on benefitting from a significant number of such sessions, which are necessary to master the protocol.  You are welcome to book these with us for $120 per hour in triads ($40 per participant) or dyads ($60 per participant).

Continuing Education
This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.
We have applied for 26 CEUs.
CEU Administration Fee: $60


$775 if received before October 14
$850 after
Plus the cost of optional practice sessions


For more information, please contact Jeannine Riskin at 828.808.5467 or email, Harry Schneider at 516.669.0071 or email and/or Ted Riskin at 828.338.5020 or email

IFS and Judeo-Christian Faith all day workshop


Julie Honeycutt, LPC, Certified IFS Practitioner, level 3 trained


Hosted by Trevecca University Counseling Center
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN  37210


Friday, January 25th

Registration: 8-9am

Morning Session: 9-12pm

Lunch (on site): 12-1pm

Afternoon Session: 1-4:30pm


Whether you’re a person of faith or not, the majority of the United States has a legacy of Christian teachings steeped in it’s culture, impacting many of our clients. This workshop will introduce the IFS model from the Judeo-Christian world-view perspective of anthropology. We will also discuss case examples of how IFS is a wonderful tool to help people connect to God in a more meaningful way by looking at the various parts that Christians (or people who used to identify as Christian) tend to have within their personalities. We will consider how the Enneagram personality types can make an IFS counseling experience more efficient and tailored to each clients needs.

We find that in the human condition, there is nothing new under the sun. Even in ancient times, we see a demonstration of this inner opposition or polarization when St. Paul in the book of Romans writes about not wanting to do things that he finds himself doing and wanting to do things that he can’t seem to accomplish. IFS is a tool that is used to help ease this inner tension which often leads to clarity of mind allowing clients to make confident choices on a path of peace.

We don’t need judge the “problem” parts; rather, we seek to understand them and appreciate their efforts to help, without losing sight of the ways they cause problems. Similar to how Jesus approached sinners; loving them as people and naming the choices or behaviors that were harmful to them and to their relationship with God.

Julie offers Christian IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy as a certified IFS therapist. Her training is unique in that she was able to attend level 1 & 2 solely with other like-minded Christians which afforded them to wrestle with where the IFS model of therapy does not align with Judeo-Christian faith world view. Julie has been leading groups, workshops, and lectures for churches, therapists, and clergy since 2006, offering back to the community this integrative perspective on psychology and faith.

6 IFS CEU's and Professional CEU's


$60 for students
$100 for non-licensed clinicians
$150 for licensed clinicians

*Lunch and CEU’s are included


For more information and to register, please contact Sara Hopkins at

Negotiating Relationships with IFS Self-Leadership for Healing


Richard C. Schwartz, PhD. and Sarah Stewart, PsyD.


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262


March 3 - 8th, 2019

Sunday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday Evening 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am


For everyone, including therapists, non-therapists, and seasoned IFS practitioners.


Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a highly effective way of guiding people to a sense of Self, a state of inner clarity and compassion from which they can see their reactivity to others as based in their own history. By utilizing IFS, therapists and lay people can hold this Self state—allowing you to work with your own experience and thus maintain a center from which to help others heal.


Learn how to remain steady, centered, and openhearted in the face of your own and other’s reactivity in this program that offers


·     An introduction to IFS

·     Tools to apply IFS to relationships

·     New ways to work with counter-transference with clients.


For therapists, Self-leadership in the face of a client’s extreme emotions or predicaments is central to therapeutic effectiveness. Return home ready to work with your side of the dynamic and hold space for others to do the same.




$540.00 per person, plus room and meals. 


To learn more & register, visit the Kripalu website.