All Parts Are Welcome: Internal Family Systems & Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

This is a 3 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available immediately after successful registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Already registered for this workshop?

How can psychopharmacology help clinicians working in IFS? Explore how psychedelic-assisted therapy can help heal trauma by connecting us to the parts we try to bury.

Psychopharmacology and psychotherapy both have the potential to be revolutionized by psychedelic drugs. One of the ways that psychedelic drugs work is by helping us re-evaluate our habitual sense of self. Under the right conditions, they can connect us to others and to aspects of ourselves that we’ve tried to bury. In this way, they can help heal traumatic wounds.

Psychedelic drugs can help illuminate our attachment to limiting self-images and facilitate life-changing transpersonal experiences. Often, rather than finding one coherent, stable separate self, people discover multiple sub-personalities or parts. And each of these parts has its own history, needs, and injuries.

How might we work with these parts, both in the context of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and in other forms of treatment? Join Dr. Richard Schwartz, developer of Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Dr. Ron Siegel as they explore psychopharmacology and how psychedelic experiences can help us recognize and care for diverse parts of ourselves. They’ll also delve into how IFS methods might enhance and enrich psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to help clients embrace all their different parts with love, care, and understanding. This in turn can help heal old wounds and free up resources, allowing them to be more fully and flexibly present. This webinar will be useful to clinicians with or without prior experience with either the IFS model, psychedelic drugs, or deep knowledge of psychopharmacology.

You will learn—

  • What research into psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can teach us about mechanisms of psychological healing
  • How to recognize, embrace, and communicate with parts or sub-personalities in ourselves and our clients
  • Techniques for reducing shame and opening to a full range of thoughts, feelings, images, and memories
  • Ways to work effectively with painful or paralyzing self-critical narratives
  • Methods to connect with our own, and our clients’, common humanity
  • How the transpersonal experiences frequently encountered in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy might be accessed in psychotherapy more broadly

Dr. Richard Schwartz, PhD, began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic. Grounded in systems thinking, Richard developed Internal Family Systems (IFS) in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. He has spent years focusing on the relationships among these parts.

It was while working with clients that Richard noticed there were systemic patterns to the way the various “parts” organized across clients. He also found that when the clients’ parts felt safe and were allowed to relax, clients would spontaneously feel confident, open, and compassionate. This is what Dr. Schwartz came to call the Self. He discovered that when in that state of Self, clients would know how to heal their parts.

A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has published many books and over 50 articles about IFS. In this workshop, he delves into the relationship between IFS and psychopharmacology and whether psychedelic drugs can help heal our various parts.

Ronald Siegel, PsyDJoining Dr. Richard Schwartz to talk about psychopharmacology with a focus on psychedelic drugs is Dr. Ron Siegel.

Ron has spent over 35 years as a part-time assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He also teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other fields.

Dr. Siegel has edited and written several books, including the critically acclaimed professional text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, a comprehensive guide for general audiences. He also authored several professional guides: The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. His step-by-step self-treatment guide, Back Sense, integrates mindfulness practice, aggressive rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to treat chronic back and neck pain.

Time Topic Covered
First 90 minutes
  • TBD
15 minutes
  • Break
Last 90 Minutes

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

  • 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
Webinar Rate CAD$139

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

Register for webinar