Internal Family Systems: An introduction for psychologists (Webinar) 


Dr Shaun Dempsey
4th August 2022, 7.00pm to 8.30pm AEDT

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy which has taken the therapy world by storm in the last decade.

Developed in the 1980’s by its creator Dr. Richard Schwartz, the IFS model allows those employing it to understand the individual mind and larger human systems in novel ways. 

With a growing evidence base in recent years, IFS is establishing itself as an intervention of choice amongst many therapists, with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk hailing it as ‘the treatment method that all clinicians should know to treat clients effectively’. 

This webinar provides an introduction to Internal Family Systems for psychologists and will cover:

  • a summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the model, 

  • an outline of the growing evidence base,

  • a description of the important principles and processes of IFS,

  • a fictionalised case study which will illustrate how it can be used,

  • options for clients seeking IFS therapy, and

  • options for therapists seeking IFS training, consultation, and supervision in Australia.