Intimacy from the Inside Out®: Integrating the Interpersonal and the Intrapsychic in Couples Therapy Using the Internal Family Systems Model

This On Demand Training is 3 hours. 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.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Friday, April 23, 2021

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Intimacy from the Inside Out© (IFIO) brings together aspects of psychodynamic theory and family systems theory, along with an assumption that each of us has access to an internal resource that helps guide us with wisdom and love. IFIO is an experiential, systemic approach that helps people make sense of their life experiences in a safe and collaborative way. It is a simple but powerful model with applications for work with individuals, couples, and systems of all sizes.

Toni Herbine-Blank will describe and demonstrate ways of using IFIO in working with couples. Using IFS with couples, the therapist invites exploration of each individual’s inner life while supporting the couple in envisioning a lively dance that includes communicating well, repairing inevitable rupture, making room for the needs of both individuals as well as the needs of the relationship, reclaiming passion and exploring the self-to-self connection.

Toni Herbine-Blank is a Senior Lead Trainer for the IFS Institute and developer of the Intimacy from the Inside Out® curriculum (IFIO) for couples therapists. She practices in Durango, Colorado, where she lives with her husband Jordan and a menagerie of animals. She is a dynamic and down-to-earth presenter who leads training for therapists across the country.

Internal Family System - IFIO for couples therapyToni Herbine-Blank has just released her book on IFS and couple therapy. She encourages anyone interested in IFIO or IFS Couple Therapy to purchase a copy. You can purchase it through our local bookseller, Caversham Bookseller, here or through Amazon.

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

  • Describe the basic IFIO protocols
  • Understand the IFS perspective on differentiation and attachment
  • Describe goals and assumptions of the IFIO model
  • Apply IFIO protocols in clinical practice
  • Unblending as a tool for affect regulation

Toni Herbine-Blank, MS, RN, C-SP, is a Clinical Specialist Psychotherapist and Senior Trainer for the Center for Self Leadership. Toni was trained in Family Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned both her RN and advanced practice degree in Psychiatric Nursing. She began training students in Internal Family Systems Therapy in 2004 and since has been instrumental in designing programs and writing curricula for Levels 1 and 2 IFS training programs. Toni has been in private practice since 1996 specializing in the treatment of couples and individuals. In 2009, after designing a training for IFS therapists to apply the model to couples therapy, Toni offered the first Intimacy from the Inside Out© Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then the program has been received with great enthusiasm across the United States.

First 90 mins Introduction to the IFIO concepts, goals of therapy and basic protocols. Video demonstration  ½ of the demo
15 min break
Last 90 mins Affect regulation and Courageous Communication: Second ½ of the demo

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.

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  • 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
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