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Diagnosing with Internal Family Systems: Uncovering the positive intention even with self-harming behaviours

This is the question that is asked ALL THE TIME according to Internal Family Systems clinician Frank Anderson. How do you find the positive intention of suicidal attempts? What about opioid addiction? In this video Frank reframes self-harming behaviour in order to awaken greater understanding and awareness. Join Frank Anderson in Toronto and learn more about [...]
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Internal Family Systems: Phase-oriented vs NON Phase-oriented… why should trauma therapists care?

On the question of phase-oriented vs non phase-oriented treatment, Internal Family Systems (IFS) expert Frank Anderson is clear. Phase-oriented trauma modalities envision treatment as a linear progression:  1. Safety and Stabilization, 2. Processing Traumatic Memories and finally (hopefully) Reconsolidation and Repair. Non  phase-oriented modalities like IFS strive to work with all parts of the traumatic [...]