Exploring Different Dimensions of Internal Family Systems with Frank Anderson

IFS expert and master clinician Frank Anderson expands upon the clinical nuances six different dimensions of IFS that practitioners often struggle to finesse.

With his typical zest, love of teaching and enthusiasm for connecting with attendees, Frank will help you put theory into practice so that your clients can truly experience the transformative power of IFS done well.

All attendees will be invited to join Frank on Thursday, December 17 for a 1-hour Follow Up Q & A session to discuss issues arising from any of the 6 webinars.

These webinars will be relevant for both new and experienced IFS clinicians. Attendees are welcome to sign up for all 6 (for the price of 4 webinars) or to sign up individually for any combination of the six.

Register for all six now and you will get 6 webinars for the price of 4!

All Upcoming Webinars by Frank Anderson

ON DEMAND

Gaining Proficiency in Addressing Protective Parts

This is an On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be sent to you shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

 

 

One of the main reasons why treating trauma survivors is so stressful is because of the intensity, persistence, and extreme nature of traumatic symptoms and behaviours, which Internal Family Systems refers to as “parts.” In particular, the “protective parts” are the ones that can cause the most alarm as they are strategies such as bullying, belligerence, shaming and self-harm.

However, in the IFS framework, such parts hold the key to healing. Nearly all clients with a trauma history have innate abilities that help them improve their mental health if they listen to their parts.  IFS facilitates both internal awareness of parts and the process of listening to them.  IFS is an evidence-based approach for clinicians working with traumatized clients.

Standard IFS trainings usually cover a series of main steps called “The 6 F’s” to help therapists slowly unpack these parts and to help clients integrate the positive, affirmative intentions that underlie the protective parts.

In this webinar, Frank Anderson moves beyond basic Internal Family Systems protocols to help you better address the protective parts. Frank will be introducing extra steps that he calls “Beyond the 6 F’s.” You will learn about Direct Access, Updating the Part, Invitations and more.

This is the first webinar of the 6-part Exploring Different Dimensions of Internal Family Systems with Frank Anderson series. You are welcome to attend just this one, or all of them or any combination of these webinars in this series.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Discuss an overview of the IFS Model and how to work with protective parts
  • Discuss Direct Access and explain the differentiation between Implicit and Explicit Direct Access
  • Discuss Updating the Part
  • Identify Gratitude, Regret and Apology and the roles they play in the healing process
  • Explain the process of Getting Permission
  • Explain the nuances and stages of Invitations: Dealing with the Overwhelm, New roles, Healing the wound

 

Frank AndersonFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic Covered
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm A Brief Overview of the IFS Model
How to work with protective parts
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Discussing Direct Access: Differentiating between Implicit and Explicit Direct Access

Updating the Part: Gratitude, Regret and Apology; Getting Permission

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm 15 Minute Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Invitations: Dealing with the Overwhelm; New roles; Healing the wound

Summary: Working with Protective Parts in Trauma

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit has been approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Webinar Rate $152
Guest and Community Learner Webinar + Q & A Rate $168
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate $129.20*
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4) $608*

All pricing is in $CAD. $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

08
October

Healing Attachment Trauma through Internal Family Systems

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm, EDT (Toronto, New York) UTC -4

Convert to your local time here.

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

This webinar offers a deep dive into the subtleties and nuances of how to carefully and effectively unpack the positive and protective intentions that underlie even the most extreme behaviours and parts that trauma survivors typically bear. 

Most psychotherapy modalities treat the existence of different “parts” as 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 who can have parts that manifest in behaviours such as self-harming, suicidal ideation and substance abuse.

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. 

You will learn about the different kinds of wounds trauma survivors can bear and the step-by-step processes in helping your clients unburden these wounds so that they can experience the ways in which their parts are related to and ultimately support the healing resources within.

You will also learn about an important departure IFS makes from traditional attachment-focused therapies. While both value the therapeutic relationship, IFS additionally offers and facilitates the relationship between the client’s “Self” and their part as the primary healing agent. You will learn how helping your clients discover their parts can lead to sustainable and self-empowered healing.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Discuss an overview of Attachment Theory
  • Explain how IFS deals with Attachment Trauma
  • Identify and assess the 5 typical kinds of wounds commonly seen in trauma treatment
  • Explain and use the 6 steps of the Unburdening Process
  • Identify and assess 4 types of Unburdening

Frank AndersonFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic Covered
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm An Overview of Attachment Theory

Attempting to Right the Wrong: Keeping It Hidden

The Unique Ways IFS Deals with Attachment Trauma

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Different Types of Wounds

Collective wounds/developmental wounds/parental wound pairings/double trauma/multiple wounds

Steps of Healing: The Unburdening Process

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm 15 Minute Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Types of Unburdening

Summary of Complex Trauma Unburdening and Wounds

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit is pending approval through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Webinar Rate $152
Guest and Community Learner Webinar + Q & A Rate $168
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate $129.20*
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4) $608*

All pricing is in $CAD. $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

12
November

Resolving the Root Causes of Parental Triggers with Internal Family Systems

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm, EST (Toronto, New York) UTC -5

Convert to your local time here.

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

For all its joys, parenting is often a roller coaster of challenges. Even when parents are at the top of their game, the most routine curveballs—quarreling siblings, a child’s public meltdown, or a phone call from a teacher—can trigger unresolved shame, guilt, anger or disconnection in parents.

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach offers clinicians effective interventions that can assist parents to:

  • More fully understand and heal their own wounds that their children inevitably evoke
  • Better set healthy, non-controlling limits
  • Create a more nurturing family environment

As both a seasoned clinician, and a parent who has been at the forefront of developing and adapting IFS for multiple settings, Frank Anderson can help you help those clients who are struggling parenting.

In this webinar, you will explore both attachment and parenting styles and learn IFS interventions that really work to help heal underlying parental triggers.

IFS can help parents get to the real root of the issues for them.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to:

  • Explain the IFS perspective on attachment and parenting
  • Discuss development from a neuroscientific perspective
  • Identify and assess the conditions under which parents can be triggered
  • Explain techniques to improve the co-parenting experience
  • Demonstrate IFS techniques that shift parents from being reactive to being responsive
  • Demonstrate IFS techniques to access the Parent Self

Frank AndersonFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic Covered
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Starting the Parenting Journey
What IFS Brings to Parenting/Neuroscience and Development
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm When Parents are not at their best/Correct it, Don’t perpetuate it/Improving the Co-parenting Experience
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm 15 Minute Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm From Reactive to Responsive/The Parent Self/Special Circumstances

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit is pending approval through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Webinar Rate $152
Guest and Community Learner Webinar + Q & A Rate $168
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate $129.20*
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4) $608*

All pricing is in $CAD. $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

19
November

Addressing Shame and Substance Use Through IFS

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm, EST (Toronto, New York) UTC -5

Convert to your local time here.

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

In working with relational trauma, we often encounter parts that are connected in some way to an addictive cycle. Many internally damaged systems will look externally for relief, escape, and protection, especially when the internal system has not experienced safety and love early on in life.

This is often the case when parts seek solutions to their problems with potentially addictive substances, such as food, drugs, sex, technology, and gambling, to name a few. When it comes to these parts, Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers a framework which helps clinicians to uncover and follow the client’s internal wisdom about the order of healing. These systems tend to be complex and often have multiple dimensions to them, including facets connected to the past and present. Our goal in IFS is not to just get the part to stop using their substance of choice; rather, there is a larger over-arching purpose of learning about their role, fear, or positive intention and with this awareness, to create space for an alternative solution to the problem they are trying to address.

This is the fourth webinar of the 6-part Exploring Different Dimensions of Internal Family Systems with Frank Anderson series. You are welcome to attend just this one, or all of them or any combination of these webinars in this series.  Click here to for full workshop descriptions of all 6 webinars.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Describe the relationship between substance use and trauma/neglect/abuse
  • Identify the difference between Primary/past wounds and Secondary/current day wounds
  • Explain the relationships between Substance/parts, Behaviour/habit, and Biology/taper
  • Identify the differences in the roles played by Critics, Caretakers and Thinkers
  • Identify and explain at least 2 aspects of critical shame cycles and neglect shame cycles
  • Describe the neuroscience of shame

Frank AndersonFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic Covered
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Substance Use: Searching Outside for Protection

  • Primary or past wound
  • Secondary or Current day wound
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Parts, Habits and Biology

  • Substance/parts
  • Behaviour/habit
  • Biology/taper

Associated Parts: Critics, Caretakers and Thinkers

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm 15 Minute Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Shame:

  • Critical shame cycles
  • Neglect shame cycles
  • The neuroscience of shame

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit is pending approval through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Webinar Rate $152
Guest and Community Learner Webinar + Q & A Rate $168
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate $129.20*
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4) $608*

All pricing is in $CAD. $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

03
December

Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients through the Lens of IFS

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm, EST (Toronto, New York) UTC -5

Convert to your local time here.

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

Working with LGBTQIA+ clients* requires therapists to focus compassionately on our clients’ internal worlds as well as our own. IFS offers a deep, transformational healing to clients AND it facilitates the ability of clinicians to connect with ANY client in spite of differences and biases due to of personal gender, sexual orientations and perceptions.

Join Frank Anderson for this engaging workshop as he explores working with LGBTQIA+ clients through the lens of IFS. Topics to be explored include:

How IFS helps therapists engage in parts that carry biases and how IFS can help therapists stay open to each client’s unique experience

How IFC can Support the healing agent of self-energy to promote healing and positive clinical outcomes.

Differentiate the clinical needs and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ populations and subgroups, including youth coming out in today’s culture

This is the fifth webinar of the 6-part Exploring Different Dimensions of Internal Family Systems with Frank Anderson series. You are welcome to attend just this one, or all of them or any combination of these webinars in this series.  Click here to for full workshop descriptions of all 6 webinars.

*LGBTQIA+ – A common abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Genderqueer, Queer, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual, and Ally community

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Assess and discuss the importance of welcoming a person’s full humanity in treating clients in the LGBTQIA+ population.
  • Implement at least 2 ways to support the healing agent of self-energy to promote healing and positive clinical outcomes
  • Assess, identify and explain the differences in clinical needs and challenges facing different LGBTQIA+ populations and implement approaches that reflect the needs of individual clients
  • Explain at least 3 challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ subgroups  including LGBT youth, lesbians and trans individuals.

Frank AndersonFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic covered
1st hour How IFS Applies to the LGBTQIA+ Population

Welcoming a person’s full humanity/ The healing agent of self-energy/ Youth coming out in today’s culture/ Being gay or queer as a trauma experience/ Phases of gender transitioning

2nd hour Applying IFS to the LGBTQIA+ Population

Differences & similarities when working with lesbians vs. gay men/ Honoring the differences and what you don’t know/ Recognizing that orientation & gender are different/ Pronouns as possible triggers

15 minute break
3rd hour LGBTQIA+ Providers Providing Clinical Treatment

Assumptions of Shared Experience with clients/ The role of self-disclosure/ Heterosexual cisgender client’s reacting to gay therapists & heterosexual projection/ Recognizing therapist’s parts/ Orientation & power dynamics/ Creating a space where parts can speak up/ Creating space for the perpetrator parts

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit is pending approval through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Webinar Rate $152
Guest and Community Learner Webinar + Q & A Rate $168
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate $129.20*
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4) $608*

All pricing is in $CAD. $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

10
December

Accessing the Higher Self in IFS Work

1:15 pm – 4:30 pm, EST (Toronto, New York) UTC -5

Convert to your local time here.

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

This webinar evolved out of an important and intriguing development in Frank’s own journey as an IFS clinician. As his understanding of IFS deepened through facilitating and observing the transformation in his clients, he began to see how issues of spirituality would often arise.

Frank writes: It’s important to be mindful that our personal spiritual beliefs may or may not align with that of our clients. We need to be able and willing to move these beliefs aside if necessary so we can be fully open and available to our clients.  When clients receive information from beyond, it’s important to help them work with any skeptical parts that may come forward. This webinar will explore the intersection between spirituality and Internal Family Systems.

  1. By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to:
    Assess and discuss Part of Self vs. Spiritual Information
  2. Describe at least 3 dimensions of Self-Energy
  3. Assess and describe the characteristics of help received from ancestors and guides and how they relate to IFS concepts of Protective Parts and Wounded Parts and typical Client Struggles as they encounter these parts.
  4. Discuss the intersection between personal views and foundational experiences with Trauma, love and connection

Frank AndersonFrank Anderson, MD, completed his residency and was a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. He is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy. Dr. Anderson is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self-Leadership.  Dr. Anderson has lectured extensively on the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation. He co-authored the Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Concord, MA.

Time Topic Covered
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Spiritual Dimensions of Healing

Part of Self vs. Spiritual Information

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm The Dimensions of Self-energy

Receiving Help from Ancestors and Guides: Protective Parts/Client Struggles/Wounded Parts and Client Struggles

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm 15 Minute Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Personal Views

Trauma/Love/Connection

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Continuing Education Credit is pending approval through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for these following professions.
  • Instructions on how obtaining your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On Demand recorded version of the webinar.

For more general info about CEs for US Participants, please click here.  

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Webinar Rate $152
Guest and Community Learner Webinar + Q & A Rate $168
Dedicated Learner Webinar Rate $129.20*
All 6 Frank Anderson Webinars (6 for the price of 4) $608*

All pricing is in $CAD. $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

Event Detail

October 8, 2020 1:15 pm
December 10, 2020 4:30 pm